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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Chris Lau After the pepper spray, protesters face pollution Pepper spray aside, Occupy Central protesters could be facing a health risk from air pollution by remaining out ... and "very high" in the city. The fall in air quality is being caused by different sources of pollution, said Kwong Sum-yin, chief executive officer of Clean Air Network. "It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604875/occupy-central-protesters-face-health-risk-pollution-alert-raised
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by WESLEY LAU

    ... Wesley Lau Wesley Lau says Hong Kong still lags behind other ports in installing onshore power facilities With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants? A second berth at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is due to come into operation today, potentially doubling the amount of air pollutants being emitted. By now, we know pollutants cause health problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1601012/more-ships-expected-kai-tak-why-delay-reducing-pollutants
  3. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong pollution soars as city experiences smoggiest day of the year

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:22pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Index equals previous smoggiest day as authorities say pollution will linger over weekend Hongkongers awoke to one of the smoggiest days of the year on Friday as weather conditions left the city choking on pollution that represented a 'serious risk' to health.  At 4pm, all 15 monitoring stations operated by the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595952/something-air-tonight-hong-kong-pollution-levels-very-high-smog
  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen is losing its fight against pollution in main rivers

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:31am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Despite spending billions of yuan since 2000, the city is losing its fight against water pollution Shenzhen: A foul network of dirty rivers runs through it Residents of the Pearl River Delta have been shocked recently to hear reports that more than half of the waterways in Shenzhen, the most developed city in Guangdong, are black, polluted and smelly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596367/shenzhen-losing-its-fight-against-pollution-main-rivers
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Many polluters are ignoring an edict to publish emissions details online, and numbers that are released are often incomplete, official study shows Pollution data still too hazy The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution. The world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594928/chinas-pollution-data-too-hazy-know-if-leaders-war-smog-working
  6. News - China - PROTEST

    Pollution fears prompt protests against chemical plants and incinerators

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... of the country's arable farmland. The World Health Organisation says air pollution levels in Beijing are 40 times higher than deemed safe to breathe. Dangerous levels of heavy metals show up in its rice. Three-fourths of its lakes and rivers are severely polluted, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In April, hundreds of residents in Maoming, Guangdong, clashed with police over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594929/pollution-fears-prompt-protests-against-chemical-plants-and-incinerators
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore's air pollution soars due to forest fires Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels yesterday, blanketing the city state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said the pollutant standards index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593039/singapore-air-pollution-soars-due-indonesian-forest-fires
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cities in the region have no guidelines when it comes to environmental impact on each other Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta Campaigners called for central oversight of construction projects in the Pearl River Delta yesterday- because none of the city governments in the region prohibit the pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson Toxic heavy metals in the air have huge effect on our bodies and characters, even years after we leave highly polluted environments Could bad air be leading to survival ... of geologists, biologists, chemists and psychologists. Heavy metals, the most dangerously toxic pollutants, have resided undisturbed in the earth's crust since its formation five billion years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586774/breathing-hong-kongs-toxic-cocktail-pollutants-makes-us-stupid
  10. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Air pollution may cut food production by 10pc by 2050, study suggests

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Air pollution 'may cut food production by 10pc by 2050' The dangers of climate change to world food security are well known, but new research suggests that by 2050 our ability to produce food may be lowered by up to 10 per cent due to rising air pollution. "Human activities have increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in earth's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584565/air-pollution-may-cut-food-production-10pc-2050-study-suggests

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