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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... pollutant that indicated worsening air quality. "We would like the government to strengthen collaboration with the mainland and do more studies to find the sources" of ozone, and stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chengdu takes liveable-city honours Chengdu is the most liveable city on the mainland, followed by Guangzhou and Ningbo, according to the Asian Development Bank. Beijing ranked 18th, while Shanghai came in at 22nd. Lanzhou languished at the bottom of the study of 33 cities, with Harbin for company. The bank used a measure called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank
  3. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Recycling rules urged for batteries on mainland Key players in the mainland's vehicle battery industry are urging the authorities to issue ... Controls' power solutions operations, said it was trying to understand mainland market conditions with a view to promoting "a well-regulated and efficient recycling system for used vehicle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... are a source. At least another 32 cities on the mainland would conduct similar studies and publish reports by the end of this year, which some experts said would help fine-tune pollution prevention measures, The Beijing News reported today. Smog has been a plague on many mainland cities in recent years, but the problem takes on greater urgency for neighbours Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei (of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... blankets many cities on the mainland and the environmental degradation resulting from the country's breakneck economic growth is angering its increasingly well-educated and affluent population. Similar protests have succeeded in getting projects elsewhere on the mainland shut down. The latest demonstrations, which have lasted more than two weeks, turned violent on Saturday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509649/china-says-no-waste-plant-without-support-after-protests
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Outcry after Chinese tourists pictured hunting rare sea creatures in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:32pm by Amy Li

    ... expressed fears that tourism could ruin the picturesque South China sea islands. Concerns have been sparked after  a controversial post  in which a tourist uploaded photos of his recent trip ... our coach would warn us not to disturb any sea creatures. How could they not know?” he said in disbelief. Thousands of microbloggers spoke out too, criticising the tourists. Many said tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1291152/outcry-after-chinese-tourists-pictured-hunting-rare-sea-creatures
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment Bureau's pledge to consult public by end of year on liberalising market comes amid debate on sourcing more mainland power Public ... The announcement comes amid an ongoing public consultation over whether to introduce a new power source from the mainland- and import up to 30 per cent of grid power- or to triple the proportion of energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519757/public-be-consulted-liberalising-hong-kongs-electricity-market
  8. 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

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food ... and arsenic, said the report, announced jointly by the Environmental Protection Ministry and Land and Resources Ministry. The area of the mainland’s polluted soil is enough to cover an area twice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  9. 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

    ... pollutants collected across the country, including Hong Kong. The city's overall PM2.5 levels are lower than in most urban centres on the mainland, but it has a higher concentration ...

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

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Mainland sewage is 'fuelling red tides' Sewage from the mainland is fuelling an increase of harmful algal blooms- known as red tides- ... "fed" by nutrients flowing in from mainland waters to the east and west of Hong Kong. The news comes as the high season for red tides in Hong Kong begins, fuelled by a combination of nutrients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist

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