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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Action needed on red tides

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and warmer-than-usual surface temperatures. Global warming is seen as a reason for the increase in red-tide numbers. But how many are naturally occurring and which are the result of pollution is not known. Some researchers point to the heavily polluted Pearl River as a major source; others blame our own agricultural run-off and sewage being dumped into the sea. While clean-up measures have apparently made ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    US engineering student develops clean cooker using sun's rays

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in Qinghai. In fact, Frank said, it's a huge killer on the mainland- and while much attention is given to the pollution levels and smog in the capital Beijing, the air in these homes is 10 times ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... to its Pollution Control Department. The rest are at the mercy of illegal dumping- including of hazardous waste- fires and seepage into nearby land and water systems. The department says ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Economy - REFORMS

    Shanghai free-trade zone marks year of little progress

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... climbed about 50 per cent in the past year. "I didn't have a sense of the zone's development for the past year. A polluting petrochemical firm near our community was required ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Indian PM arrives in Japan seeking strategic deals to counter China's power

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP, KYODO

    ... and mobile phones. They are also likely to agree on a joint project to clean up the river Ganges, which is holy to Hindus and also known as one of the world’s most polluted rivers. Kyodo and Agence ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... pollution crisis. The solution, he writes, is a riddle-rich faith with roots stretching deep into Chinese culture: Daoism (or Taoism), the ancient religious philosophy. "You could argue ... and severe pollution. "At that time, the country was known as the Economic Miracle of the Far East. But I felt it was turning into the Ecological Disaster of the Far East," he writes, ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... serious air and noise pollution. The noise pollution must surely disturb some of the more sensitive creatures. The city already has a bad reputation worldwide for its abominable air quality. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When the Hong Kong government becomes the problem

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... which makes for good sound bites but is just about as substantial as our polluted air. Our real problem is not so much the need to preserve and protect our "core values", whatever ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2014

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... a city. They then leave the bike in a self-locking dock when they reach their destination. These schemes are proving effective in helping to tackle air pollution problems and also traffic jams, ...




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