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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... Reuters and Li Jing Official says Beijing mulling curbs on carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is considering plans to set an absolute cap on its carbon dioxide emissions from 2016, a top government adviser said. The target will be written ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524872/china-considering-cap-greenhouse-gas-pollution
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New hi-tech grid to help fight pollution China will build the world's largest high-power electricity transmission network as part of the country's efforts to battle smog and pollution. The State Grid Corporation of China- the world's largest state-owned utilities company- said on its website that the central government would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512282/china-build-new-hi-tech-power-grid-help-fight-pollution
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... affected by it are ever expanding." The central government declared "war" on pollution in March. And last month, the legislature passed amendments to the environmental protection law, the first revisions to the statute in 25 years, which allow for tougher penalties on polluters. One of the areas hardest hit by smog is the Jing-Jin-Ji region, shorthand for the expanse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to calm the growing public discontent – said in March that the capital was on the front line of a “war against pollution”. Public complaints about Beijing’s smog more than doubled to 12,599 in the first five months of the year, compared with the period last year Authorities have been trying to highlight the measures being taken to reduce the pollution, but many residents are still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says

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