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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Three jailed, 13 given suspended terms for violent pollution protest

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 02:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Three people were jailed and 13 given suspended sentences for their roles in a violent anti-pollution protest last year. A court in Qidong, Jiangsu ... with an anti-pollution slogan after protesters stormed a municipal building. Zhu also smashed a clock inside the building and took away objects that he gave to others. Only one defendant, Zhu Xiaoling, planned ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Inventors battle to help Beijing beat chronic pollution problem

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 12:19pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com From helmets complete with filtration systems to the 'breathing bicycle', inventors are battling to help Beijing beat chronic pollution problem Gadgets plucked out of thin air With no quick solution to pollution in sight, people are inventing their own protection against the dangerous smog. A few weeks ago, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 26, 2013

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... be permanent. The location is also unsuitable because the volume of traffic using these flyovers will produce serious noise pollution problems for the people living in the containers. The flyovers ... Surely no decent human being could condone dousing a dog in inflammable liquid and burning him alive. There are avenues to pursue noise pollution like incessantly barking dogs- police can ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing recruits scientists to tackle air pollution, but doesn't say how

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing recruits scientists to wipe out pollution China pioneered cloud-seeding to induce rain- now it wants to use technology to clear the air. Beijing will start experimenting with measures to disperse its notorious smog on heavily polluted days, vice-mayor Lin Keqing told a work conference yesterday, according to Xinhua. Lin did not elaborate on the measures, ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Smog crisis in China leads to increased research into effect of pollution on fertility

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:36am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Beijing's funding for research into how chronic pollution is affecting childbearing triples in last five years, with the situation ... pollution affects fertility. The number of studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the leading research institute, has tripled in the last five years. It has supported 68 ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Liquid nitrogen may help to clean up Beijing smog, Chinese scientists say

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... are researching whether pumping super-cold gas into Beijing's atmosphere can help reduce air pollution in the capital. He Hui, a researcher at the government's Beijing Weather Modification ... The government-funded research involves pumping the gas from large tanks into the air as a fine mist at least 10 metres above ground. Crystals form on the small particles of dust and other pollutants, which ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Beijing like LA in '60s, US EPA chief Gina McCarthy says

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:27am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com American environmental protection boss says mainland can cut pollution and grow economy Smog in Beijing like LA in '60s, US official says Smog-filled Beijing strikes a close resemblance to Los Angeles at its polluted worst in the 1960s, the United States' top environmental protection official said yesterday. US Environmental Protection ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu hospital opens smog clinic

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:23pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... a concern pollution has become for Chinese. The dedicated clinic at the Chengdu No. 7 People’s Hospital has already treated more than 100 patients since opening last week. One public health expert ... It’s preventable and curable,” according to a Tuesday photo on the China National Radio website. The rising middle class in China has become increasingly fed up with air pollution that has ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog set to lift in eastern China, but experts say solution is a long way off

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Pollution set to abate in eastern China after cold front clears air, but environmental experts say even assessing the problem could take years Smog cloud set ... yesterday were above 200, meaning the air was "heavily" or "severely" polluted. Video: Eastern areas of China cloaked in smog The country's three city clusters around ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Delays mount for new green levies

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 12:21pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A system that puts responsibility for collecting polluter fees with taxation bureaus could be at least a year away, experts say Delays mount for new green levies Heavier taxes to punish polluters could take at least year to introduce as government departments argue over the details and the scheme is discussed in the legislature, experts say. A plan ...




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