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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... shared air-quality readings Governments in the Pearl River Delta area have axed the decade-old regional air-quality index in favour of an online platform offering pollutant concentration readings ... Kong signed an agreement on so-called "regional air-pollution control and prevention". The three governments agreed to do away with the index and a related map that used different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584636/pearl-river-delta-governments-axe-cross-border-air-quality-index
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green group finds HK ozone pollution on the rise Ozone pollution is at its worst in nearly a decade, indicating deteriorating regional air quality, ... last year, the group Clean Air Network said. Watch: Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade according to report The group's mid-year review found ozone levels far beyond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... being discharged into the southern Tengger Desert. Experts fear the pollution could permanently damage groundwater sources. Citing an official at Tengri industrial park, The Beijing News ... pumping polluted water into the desert. The official, surnamed Chen, told the paper local authorities had closed 15 factories in 2012 after state television unveiled a similar case. But a lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587460/factories-investigated-emptying-waste-water-inner-mongolia-desert
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing sees doubling of air-pollution complaints Complaints about Beijing's air pollution more than doubled in the first five months of the year, authorities said, ... against pollution" declared by Premier Li Keqiang in March in an effort to head off growing discontent about the state of the country's skies, rivers and soil. More than 70 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532982/complaints-about-beijings-air-pollution-more-double-year
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took ... government retaliation. "Burning will definitely cause air pollution. We are concerned about the health of our children." The demonstration came four months after a massive protest over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591751/thousands-protesters-march-against-trash-incinerator-plans-guangdong-town
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities want assurances that areas near meeting venues will be in top shape, but play down concerns about air pollution Capital seeks pledges on clean-up ... on factories that contribute to pollution during the event, The Beijing News reported. The authorities are seeking to downplay concerns about Beijing's choking air pollution that are likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526626/beijing-gets-tough-pollution-apec-leaders-meeting-approaches
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... underground. Industrial and agricultural pollution is also putting pressure on the system, with latest official data showing nearly 60 per cent of groundwater is either polluted or heavily polluted ... or about 11 per cent of the national territory, was being monitored for groundwater quality, according to Zhang. Experts also said standards failed to cover some key pollutants that were becoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving the construction of a huge canal to Tianjin and the other creating a massive artificial fresh air intake in the municipality's ... from the polluted Bohai Gulf. The canal could also ease smog by allowing dry land along its banks to be irrigated to stop fine dust particles wafting into the capital, BASS said. Beijing would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water

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