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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Lifestyle

    Smartphone app that measures air pollution being developed

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... streets have high levels of air pollution so they can avoid them. The idea is to use a smartphone to find out where you are, and then calculate the level of pollution in nearby areas, drawing ... while looking to buy a house for his family. He wanted to avoid air pollution, but when he checked the air pollution sensors around Israel, he found the information scattered in various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581750/smartphone-app-measures-air-pollution
  10. News - China

    Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Language Committee, the language regulator under the education ministry. Other new entries include “particulate”, fine particles that make up much of the country’s widespread air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581466/chinese-dictionarys-100-new-entries-offer-words-pollution-and-nations

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