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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loopholes in protection of two key wildlife sites: Conservancy Association

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... with an outline zoning plan," the association's senior campaign manager, Peter Li Siu-man, said. "But unfortunately, this is an unenforceable plan, since it was not preceded by a so-called ... scientific interest in 2012. But Li said this status offered only "minimal" and "administrative" protection. The site behind Lung Kwu Tan village has more than 130 species ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Concrete steps include cracking down on polluters and negligent officials The central government has established an ecological compensation mechanism in its revised work report as Premier Li Keqiang pledged an “iron fist” against polluters and negligent officials in the war on environmental degradation. A cross-region payment system for ecological ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... with a higher incidence of the disease. In March, Premier Li Keqiang announced that Beijing was “declaring war” on pollution as he sought to address public concerns on issues ranging from smog to food ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... million yuan from donors, according to its website. Environmental degradation and pollution are threatening growth in the world's second-largest economy. That prompted Premier Li Keqiang ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents strip supermarket shelves of bottled supplies after city government warns that contamination was 20 times safety level Panic grips Lanzhou after tap water benzene scare Panicking residents in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, Gansu, swarmed supermarkets to clear bottled water off the shelves yesterday after authorities warned the city's ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing rolls out 5b yuan programme to fight smog

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 06:04pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing rolls out 5b yuan programme to fight smog Mainland authorities have set aside five billion yuan (HK$6.31 billion) for Beijing and its surrounding regions to tackle air pollution, a step that experts say is likely to trigger additional investment to clean up the area's notorious smog. Instead of allocating the sum through central government ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese Academy of Sciences loses recruit over air quality fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Prospect's refusal of CAS position shows how pollution can hurt effort to lure overseas talent Science academy loses recruit over air quality fears A leading academic research institute in Beijing has said a potential recruit working in America has declined a job offer due to air pollution, bolstering concerns that the capital's worsening smog ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing hopes smog won't cloud Apec summit in capital next year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Capital building green complex for next Apec meeting, but critics say move to suburbs won't be enough to escape air pollution New summit site may provide no smog relief With Beijing authorities planning to showcase their green efforts in an eco-friendly complex in suburban Huairou district for the Apec summit next year, the public are left ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Hospitals begin replacing obsolete instruments with electronic versions under global treaty to reduce contamination from heavy metal Pace gathers to phase out 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 ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

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

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Mistrust of local officials raises ire of protesters Maoming residents protesting against a proposed petrochemical project in the southern Guangdong city greeted local officials' vow to solicit public feedback with scepticism. The city government of Maoming- buffeted by corruption scandals- has resorted to violence to disperse peaceful protesters, ...




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