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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... where a red and white chimney continuously billows smoke. In a city where air quality is about 20 times worse than New York- measured by PM 2.5, the small particles that the World Health Organisation says pose the greatest risk to human health- even small victories are celebrated. Xingtai's environment bureau called a special meeting after the city was not ranked the nation's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    MTR yet to switch to new Air Quality Health Index for pollution warnings

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Ada Lee

    ... the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) officially came into force at the end of last year, the Sunday Morning Post found the train company was still using the old Air Pollution Index (API) ... levels of health risk, with 10+ denoting a "serious" risk to health. The Environmental Protection Department said it had ceased to release API data on December 30. The MTR said ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... cent. Ozone is a major component of smog that not only reduces visibility but also threatens human health when exposure is prolonged and high. Since 2005, ozone levels have been measured along ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... "facilitate technological improvement of the new-energy vehicle industry, promote the environmental protection industry's development and tackle air pollution". Former health minister Chen ...

  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... intolerable levels. Poor air quality in the world's biggest carbon emitter is a regional health issue and damaging foreign investment and talent retention, World Health Organisation chief Dr ...

  6. News - World - POLLUTION

    London faces new smog threat from switch to diesel fuel

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:06pm by BLOOM

    ... and that’s not too strong a word. It’s a public health catastrophe.” Tiny particles called PM2.5s probably killed 3,389 people in London in 2010, the government agency Public Health England said  ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

  8. Business - China Business - POLLUTION

    Carmakers lure Chinese buyers with cars that provide refuge from smog

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... of family members' health." Nissan's Forest AC system has another selling point in China- the nation's smokers have been told the system can suck away all traces of cigarette ...

  9. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel ... emissions from cars, light and medium-duty trucks and some heavy-duty vehicles. Health advocates praised the move, while a petroleum refiners' group called the compliance schedule unrealistic ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Public anger in Beijing as authorities fail to post the highest smog alert

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... to construction, barbecues and fireworks. But Beijing has been under public pressure to issue the highest alert- red- which calls for measures such as closing schools to minimise the impact on health ... cent of the country has been blanketed by hazardous pollution over the past week, with more than 19 cities recording PM2.5 levels far exceeding the World Health Organisation's safe level. ...




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