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  1. News - China

    EU official says China can curb pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 10:05am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... China can curb pollution without sacrificing economic growth, an EU commissioner said during a two-day trip to Beijing to meet with officials and environmental activists. EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik also said that China’s serious pollution problems are a business opportunity for European businesses, which have “in the last decades evolved quite far the technological ...

  2. News - China

    Tibetan abbot becomes ill as pollution near Qinghai's Kumbum monastery worsens

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:29pm by Amy Li

    ... pollution from nearby factories has forced him to consider leaving the monastery - something that never occurred to him before. The Kumbumtenli lama took some disturbing photographs during the past ... is located, shrouded in a thick layer of smog. Factories, only several kilometres away in nearby Ganhe Industrial Park, have been secretly discharging pollutants in the evenings, according to locals. This has ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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