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  1. News - China - CASE NOTES

    Lack of environmental public interest litigation in no one's best interest

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... "government departments and concerned organisations as designated by law" to bring lawsuits in relation to "behaviours which harm public interest like environmental pollution or infringement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1077382/lack-environmental-public-interest-litigation-no-ones-best-interest
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities are not coming clean on smog: survey

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... pollution problems, according to a study. The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs' survey of 113 cities found 78, including many provincial capitals and major industrial hubs, had yet ... check," said Ma Jun , director of the Beijing-based institute. "We've seen some breakthroughs in Beijing and Guangdong as a result of the stricter pollution limits, but we also clearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1068257/most-mainland-cities-not-making-effort-release-pollution-data
  3. News - Hong Kong

    New targets set for power station emissions

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 05:42pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong power plants will have to cut their emissions of three key pollutants by up to 17 per cent, starting in 2017, the Environmental Protection Department said on Friday. ... particles. Those levels represent reductions of 17 per cent, six per cent and 10 per cent in the three pollutants, respectively, compared with caps that will come into place in 2015. “The tightened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1065067/new-targets-set-reduce-power-plant-emissions
  4. Comment - Letters

    Officials realise dirty engines need to be replaced

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Government planning major proposals to deal with air pollution In response to Peter Inglis' letter ("Chief executive must have courage to deal with our polluted air", ... important of which is roadside pollution arising from vehicles, especially diesel commercial vehicles. The reason these sources of pollution present the biggest problem is because they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1049805/officials-realise-dirty-engines-need-be-replaced
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a 'lights out' law

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... of complaints from those affected by light pollution, from grass-roots families to wealthy home owners. Many of them live right next to flashing billboards. They are desperate to get help, and have appealed to green groups, legislators and the government. Four years after former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address that he would tackle light pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1046164/hong-kong-needs-lights-out-law
  6. News - China - GREEN MATTERS

    Worst air pollution results of year in China barely noticed by public

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in political smoke Mainland environmental officials must have breathed an ironic sigh of relief this month when some of the worst air pollution readings of the year in most cities went largely ... clues about just how dangerous it is to live in areas with too much air pollution. Nearly 2,600 people were expected to die prematurely in Beijing this year due to pollution from smog-causing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1113804/worst-air-pollution-results-year-china-barely-noticed-public
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A study reveals that the health risks posed by microscopic air pollutants have been grossly understated, with huge economic consequences Thousands dying from dirty air The health risks of microscopic air pollutants have been grossly underestimated on the mainland, with nearly 8,600 premature deaths expected this year in four major cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1107751/pm25-air-pollutants-causing-more-deaths-estimated-study-says
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Monitoring to force China to come clean on air pollution

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Intensive monitoring in mainland cities will curb the manipulation of data on air quality Officials forced to come clean on pollution Environmental experts say real-time air quality updates mandated to start in 74 mainland cities on New Year's Day will leave local officials less room to manipulate data and hide the country's worsening pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1115501/more-monitoring-reveal-true-extent-pollution-cities-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh wants a more holistic strategy to fight air pollution

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Christine Loh says government must go beyond reducing exhaust emissions and take a more holistic approach to reducing air pollution Car-free zones, road tolls eyed for cleaner air Efforts to clean up vehicle exhaust fumes must go hand in hand with other measures, such as car-free zones and road tolls, if the air in pollution hot spots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1098347/christine-loh-wants-more-holistic-strategy-fight-air-pollution
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It would be far cheaper for the government to tackle air pollution now, rather than in a few decades when the health costs will be incalculable The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution This week's Audit Commission report on the effectiveness of the Hong Kong government's pollution policy makes depressing reading. That is not so much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1083330/sheer-wilful-stupidity-official-inaction-pollution

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