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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China recycling clean-up jolts global industry

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 04:03pm by AP

    ... down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China’s environment. The Chinese campaign is aimed at enforcing standards for waste ... it said were contaminated or that improperly mixed different types of scrap. It is abruptly changing a multibillion-dollar global industry in which China is a major processing centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1323546/china-recycling-clean-jolts-global-industry
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Cameras collect high-resolution images that can be used in video evidence Drones catch polluters unaware The mainland's environmental watchdogs have long been criticised for their alleged lax supervision of industrial polluters. Even when the agencies did crack down, their inspections were obstructed by local officials. Now the Ministry of Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446099/environment-agency-uses-drones-snoop-unsuspecting-polluters
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland China joins global effort to phase out industrial uses of mercury

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... on mercury pollution had lapsed. China aims to cut emissions of five types of heavy metals, including mercury, by 15 per cent by 2015 from 2007 levels in key industrial areas. But no details have ... toxic mercury Efforts by mainland hospitals to phase out instruments that use mercury- such as thermometers- reveal the severity of China's problem with the toxic metal, the scale of which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327471/mainland-china-joins-global-effort-phase-out-industrial-uses-mercury
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says more than 3m hectares of land too polluted to farm

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said on Monday, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth. China has been under pressure to improve its urban environment following a spate of pollution scares. But cleaning up rural regions could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1393107/china-says-more-3-million-hectares-land-too-polluted-farm
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Human-like fish that could be used to test China's water quality

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... China is facing one of the world's most serious water pollution crises, with the rapid development of mining and heavy industry over the past few decades polluting almost every major river ... the species an important subject for scientific research. Though many countries use zebrafish to test new drugs, China could become the first to use it in the fight against water pollution, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635306/human-fish-could-be-used-test-chinas-water-quality
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by environmental activist group Greenpeace said China’s textile industry “uses about 42 per cent of the world’s textile chemicals”, including hazardous, highly toxic or even explosive components in dyes. ... groundwater resources could be contaminated by industrial waste. READ: Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert' The Tengger Desert, spanning 36,700 square ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... lead' on climate Developed countries must do more than their less-wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China said yesterday, reaffirming its ... deal on cutting earth-warming carbon emissions to be agreed next year in Paris as a replacement for the Kyoto treaty. China earlier this month set a target for its emissions to peak in about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648825/wealthy-nations-must-lead-emissions-fight-senior-climate-negotiator-says
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... reported. The vehicle will spray chemicals that freeze pollutants, allowing them to fall to the ground. The tests would be led by the China Meteorological Administration and carried out later this month at airports and ports, Xinhua said. The drone has been developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China and has a paragliding wing, which allows it to carry three times more weight ...

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

    Smog to blanket capital this week after brief return of 'Apec blue'

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 12:47pm by Nectar Gan

    ... to pollution. From Tuesday, “light to medium” smog is forecast for the central and southern parts of northern China. Some areas of southern Beijing, central and southern Hebei and western Tianjin can expect heavy smog, according to the China Meteorological Administration. The smog is expected to disperse from the north with the arrival of a cold front on Thursday evening, forecasters said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1642840/smog-blanker-capital-week-after-brief-return-apec-blue
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... generated in Beijing, 31 per cent came from vehicles, 22.4 per cent from coal burning and 18.1 per cent from industry, according to China Environmental News, a publication of the Ministry ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city

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