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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan I refer to the report (" Tai Po beach clears court hurdle ", August 13). Why does the government rush ahead with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580465/department-failing-stop-pollution-pristine-hoi-ha-wan
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies to more than 50,000 villagers in nearby areas, state media reported yesterday. Environmental protection officials found traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate in the reservoir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575656/sulphur-plant-pollutes-reservoir-chongqing
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Runway report 'left out polluting vessels' The Airport Authority has come under fire for failing to assess the potential water pollution ... yesterday to scrutinise the authority's environmental impact assessment report. Subcommittee member Dr Billy Hau Chi-hang said he found no relevant assessment on pollution by vessels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong proposes illegal polluters pay fines equal to 30pc of losses

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:49pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A top executive involved in a dirty project could also lose half their annual salary under tougher measures in a new draft regulation Anyone who pollutes ... authority. The penalty is part of the stricter measures against heavily polluting and energy-consumption projects, which will no longer be approved for launch there. The regulation, which has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1572853/30pc-penalty-proposed-serious-polluters-guangdong

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