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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... Guardian in Tianjin Nation is pinning its urbanisation hopes on 'eco-cities' that adhere to strict environmental standards, but will anyone want to live in them? Engineering green cities Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  2. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... with Oreskes and Conway, whose previous tract, Merchants of Doubt, focused on market fundamentalism. Here, their theory that China can weather an environmental meltdown best seems plausible, because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546503/book-review-collapse-civilisation-naomi-oreskes-and-erik-conway
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... public attention is often focused on PM2.5 levels, scientists are more concerned with the particles' composition. PM2.5 particles, the smallest measured, lodge deep inside lungs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... Commission, the state economic planner, has said a focus of this year's work would be further testing of regional exchanges. For instance, the exchanges in Beijing and Tianjin could cover Shanxi, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520161/eu-urges-china-roll-out-carbon-trading-nationwide-ahead-2020-target
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Enhanced legislation put before Nation People's Conference as Party shifts focus from growth at all costs to environmental protection Amendments to China’s 1989 ... includes legal protections for whistleblowers, the report added. Despite promises to change China’s economic model, the country’s top planning official told parliament on Monday that the focus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will be eligible, or whether the funding will focus on materials such as plastic and glass, for which there are fewer commercial recyclers because they are less profitable than paper and metal. But Wong ... costs," she said. Daniel Cheng Man-chung, of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries' environmental section, agreed that the matching fund should not focus only on capital investment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... authorities' dependence on the taxes and employment provided by polluting industries is reflected by the priorities set out in the nation's growth-focused legal code, said Wang Canfa, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents can get protection from illnesses tied to pollution, but conditions may be hard to meet Beijingers offered policies for smog-related ailments A mainland firm has rolled out a new smog-focused health insurance- the first of its kind nationally- which compensates Beijingers made ill by air pollution with up to 1,800 yuan (HK$2,270). The product ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1451988/chinese-insurer-offers-smog-insurance-policy-first-its-kind
  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... and will be the focus of Australia’s Earth Hour – a global campaign that encourages individuals and organisations to switch off their lights for one hour on April 29 for climate change. The report comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441786/great-barrier-reefs-future-danger-scientists-warn
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:49pm by DARREN WEE

    ... "declare war" on pollution. It would focus, in part, on reducing PM2.5, the fine particles of pollutants thought to be most harmful to people's health. Watch: Chinese weather officials: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440923/china-test-new-smog-busting-drone-help-clear-polluted-skies

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