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  1. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    Jakarta backs Singapore’s higher fines for overseas polluters

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Jakarta Jakarta backs Singapore's fines for overseas polluters The incoming president of Indonesia is backing Singapore's plan to levy bigger fines on overseas polluters. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to parliament this month that would subject foreign companies to fines of S$2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562935/jakarta-backs-singapores-higher-fines-overseas-polluters
  2. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ... on the happy hordes whose reddening bodies littered local parks like battle dead after the War of the Bikinis. The only air pollutants I could detect were suntan lotion, barbeque smoke and the skunky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  3. 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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green group finds HK ozone pollution on the rise Ozone pollution is at its worst in nearly a decade, indicating deteriorating regional air quality, ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't censor pollution data

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be open about pollution Growing concern about the long-term economic and health implications of pollution has seen air quality elevated in the mainland's public policy ... given officials and scientists a better handle on trends and the effectiveness of counter-measures. So it is disappointing that two air-pollution studies in the Pearl River Delta region, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555879/dont-censor-pollution-data
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Province blocks full disclosure of Hong Kong-funded pollution surveys Guangdong smog studies a secret Two Hong Kong-funded air pollution studies ... admitted. The 2½ projects were commissioned in 2007 to study the formation of photochemical smog, or ozone pollution, and industrial sources of air pollution in the region. Costing HK$10 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553625/hong-kong-funded-pollution-reports-guangdong-kept-public
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... regional smog, according to a cross-border air pollution study. The study highlighted traffic as the major source of a smoginducing pollutant, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can react ... with three other pollutants by a network of 16 monitoring stations, including three in Hong Kong. Between 2006 and 2013, the ozone reading rose by up to 38 per cent. It was the only pollutant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553623/vehicles-top-source-smog-causing-pollutant-study-suggests-halving-pearl
  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese demand for Indonesian coal increases despite pollution fears

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Eric Ng

    ... in Indonesia with mainland China as one of its top markets, aims to raise output and sales by 30 per cent despite slowing Chinese consumption because of rising demand for less polluting coal. Ng ... tonnes in 2012 and 35.7 million tonnes in 2011. Despite the lower heating value, most of the coal imported from Indonesia is blended with domestic coal to reduce pollutants. Agritrade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1548271/chinese-demand-indonesian-coal-increases-despite-pollution
  8. News - China

    Beijing shrouded in worst smog in months – as photo apps which mask pollution take off

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 06:14pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Laura.zhou@scmp.com Weather forecasters warning pollution would continue to plague the city into the weekend, the Beijing Morning Post reported. The capital choked in the worst smog in months on Thursday with weather forecasters warning pollution would continue to plague the city into the weekend, the Beijing Morning Post reported. The “heavy pollution” was blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546659/beijing-shrouded-worst-smog-months-photo-apps-which-mask-pollution-take
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Exercising when air pollution levels are high can end up doing more harm than good, writes Rachel Jacqueline Wheezy does it Do you check air pollution ... at risk of serious illness and- more worryingly- long term, irreversible damage. Exposure to air pollution is a sad fact of life in any city, particularly in Hong Kong. The "vertical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543643/exercising-when-air-pollution-levels-are-high-can-do-more-harm-good
  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Quarter of 254 targeted businesses might be involved in illegal practices Drones catch out polluters in north Aerial drones have uncovered illegal emissions by some ... targeted might be involved in illegal practices, it said. This month's use of drones to enforce pollution laws followed trial monitoring from November to February in Hebei province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543225/drones-catch-out-industrial-polluters-missions-over-north

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