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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... 8 per cent of the country's total area. A former health minister said last year pollution related to coal-fired power causes up to 500,000 premature deaths annually. Greenpeace research ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Li Jing

    ... to the city's petrochemical complex jointly run by the local government and state-owned oil giant Sinopec. Demonstrators voiced environmental and health concerns. The rally spread to the provincial ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... to health. Readings at monitoring stations in the city centre were between 250 and 300 in the afternoon, meaning the air was officially classified as "heavily polluted". Forecasters said ... of smog last month, concentrations of PM2.5, the small particles of pollutants deemed most hazardous to health, exceeded 500. The World Health Organisation recommends day-long exposure levels ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... economic model. PICC last week offered coverage to Beijing residents against health risks caused by air pollution in the city, promising to pay 1,500 yuan (HK$1,891) to policy holders hospitalised ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lantau cows' relocation scheme 'as stressful as interplanetary travel': campaigners

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Sai Kung or Lantau had suffered health problems caused by the move. Patrick Lau Im-tung, a vet in the department's cattle management team, said a cow's health could be determined ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... of failing to take decisive action to tackle smog. Concentration of PM2.5 levels in the capital exceeded 500 last month, according to US embassy data. The World Health Organisation recommends ...

  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 ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... – tiny particles smaller than 2.5 microns wide that are regarded as most dangerous to human health – were monitored in 161 of the mainland’s 660 cities and territories, the most extensive scale ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... have long complained that the standard of health care in rural areas lags urban areas. Experts believe a unified urban-rural medical insurance system will provide rural farmers better coverage, ...




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