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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 ...

  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. ...

  3. News - China

    Mayor of Guangdong says he will take bus to work on days of heavy pollution

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 02:15pm by Andrea Chen

    ... to work when the air is “heavily polluted” to encourage the use of public transportation and help tackle the smog problem. “I hereby promise to the public I will take bus to work once the air quality index [AQI] passes over 200,” Chen Jianhua said yesterday during a meeting with the city’s People’s Congress delegates. According to the country’s tiered pollution warning system ...

  4. News - World - VATICAN

    Vatican reveals air pollution is ‘whitening’ Sistine Chapel’s frescoes

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Pollution 'whitening' Sistine Chapel The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were turning white from air pollution caused by visitors passing ... said the chapel's new air conditioning and air filtration system, inaugurated this week, will prevent damage from the air pollution brought in by crowds nearing six million this year. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia plans to pay polluters for cutting emissions

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Financial incentives to be offered to high polluting Australian companies in exchange for cuts in harmful emissions in deal ridiculed by environmentalists   Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions blamed for climate change, in a move critics described as an ineffective environmental policy. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 03:53pm by SARAH KEUNG

    ... Sarah Keung Sarah Keung backs revising their contract terms to enforce effective curbs Power companies should play by 'polluter pays' rule The "polluter pays" principle is the commonly accepted notion that those who produce pollution should bear the costs of managing it to prevent damage to human health or the environment. For instance, a factory that produces toxic ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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