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  1. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Anti-smog measures used for Beijing Olympics revived ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Drastic steps taken for Games six years ago resurrected for Beijing area ahead of summit Olympic anti-smog measures for Apec Beijing will revive anti-pollution ... Hundreds of manufacturers in Beijing and adjacent regions were ordered to shut down weeks before and during the month of the 2008 Olympics. This time 69 big polluters in the capital will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1624751/anti-smog-measures-used-beijing-olympics-revived-ahead-apec-summit
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Pollution monitoring to be increased in capital with Apec gathering less than two weeks away Beijing steps up smog watch ahead of summit With less than two weeks until world leaders arrive for the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation summit, Beijing has stepped up pollution monitoring as it tries to lift the veil of smog choking the capital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623693/yellow-alert-issued-beijing-smog-forecast-blanket-capital-until-weekend
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:10pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Air 'heavily polluted' as southerly winds bring contaminants from Hebei; no relief until Sunday Smog blankets capital for third time in month Beijing will remain shrouded in smog until tomorrow, forecasters have warned. Pollution returned to the capital yesterday, with the official air quality index reaching 212 at 6pm, a level deemed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622909/smog-returns-beijing-and-pollution-levels-are-set-worsen
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group. The thousands of ships that ply China’s waterways are delivering a toxic cocktail of pollution, with just one ship capable of emitting the same pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627478/china-shipping-delivers-toxic-pollution-cocktail-says-us-group
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Report says Beijing's war on pollution has not extended to shipping sector Ports spoiling China's green dream China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group. The thousands of ships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627816/us-report-says-chinas-war-pollution-being-lost-ports
  6. News - China

    Drones and inspection teams used to monitor pollution ahead of Apec summit in Beijing

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 03:44pm by Nectar Gan

    ... out 11 drones to monitor air pollution in north China ahead of the Apec summit next month in Beijing, the China Youth Daily reported. The drones found 60 pollution sources in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. Steel and coking factories in Tangshan, Handan and western Qinhuangdao in Hubei province were the worst pollution sources, the report said. The ministry said it had also sent 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627530/drones-and-inspection-teams-used-monitor-pollution-ahead-apec-summit
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks to ward off the city's notorious smog spoke volumes. Officials have repeatedly pledged to rid the capital of hazardous pollution, but still a choking pall greeted the thousands of foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... to stop smog over Apec Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec ... "hazardous" pollution, posing a health risk to the entire population. With less than two weeks to go until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the authorities are under massive pressure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621658/hebei-orders-factory-shutdowns-stop-smog-casting-pall-over-apec
  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... gas masks- took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital. The government issued a blue warning for air pollution ... also blanketed other northern cities in Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, as well as Tianjin, with the National Meteorological Centre issuing a yellow warning for haze. Pollution readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Bright nights make our bodies think it's daytime, with brain and heart working faster- disruption that is associated with higher rates of cancer Urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag' Astronomer Dr Jason Pun Chun-shing of the University of Hong Kong's department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. He says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag

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