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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Many polluters are ignoring an edict to publish emissions details online, and numbers that are released are often incomplete, official study shows Pollution data still too hazy The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution. The world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594928/chinas-pollution-data-too-hazy-know-if-leaders-war-smog-working
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    Jakarta backs Singapore’s higher fines for overseas polluters

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Jakarta Jakarta backs Singapore's fines for overseas polluters The incoming president of Indonesia is backing Singapore's plan to levy bigger fines on overseas polluters. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to parliament this month that would subject foreign companies to fines of S$2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562935/jakarta-backs-singapores-higher-fines-overseas-polluters
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Province blocks full disclosure of Hong Kong-funded pollution surveys Guangdong smog studies a secret Two Hong Kong-funded air pollution studies ... admitted. The 2½ projects were commissioned in 2007 to study the formation of photochemical smog, or ozone pollution, and industrial sources of air pollution in the region. Costing HK$10 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553625/hong-kong-funded-pollution-reports-guangdong-kept-public
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... regional smog, according to a cross-border air pollution study. The study highlighted traffic as the major source of a smoginducing pollutant, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can react ... with three other pollutants by a network of 16 monitoring stations, including three in Hong Kong. Between 2006 and 2013, the ozone reading rose by up to 38 per cent. It was the only pollutant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553623/vehicles-top-source-smog-causing-pollutant-study-suggests-halving-pearl
  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Quarter of 254 targeted businesses might be involved in illegal practices Drones catch out polluters in north Aerial drones have uncovered illegal emissions by some ... targeted might be involved in illegal practices, it said. This month's use of drones to enforce pollution laws followed trial monitoring from November to February in Hebei province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543225/drones-catch-out-industrial-polluters-missions-over-north
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Polluting industries should leave Beijing, says vice mayor

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:20pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Heavy industry should quit capital: deputy mayor Beijing needs to allow polluting heavy industry to move out of the capital and focus on economic ... population. The capital has been pushing out heavily polluting industries, such as steel manufacturing, for several years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447033/polluting-industries-should-leave-beijing-says-vice-mayor
  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... all central government departments and mainland city administrations have been told. The move is part of efforts to combat air pollution. A circular issued yesterday by the ministries ... "facilitate technological improvement of the new-energy vehicle industry, promote the environmental protection industry's development and tackle air pollution". Former health minister Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553626/make-30pc-vehicles-new-energy-models-2016-chinese-cities-and-government
  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Public anger in Beijing as authorities fail to post the highest smog alert

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... alert after days of heavy pollution, though the air started to clear in the evening as a cold front brought rain and wind. The Beijing Environmental Bureau removed an orange alert for smog- ... measures tiny pollutant particles that are the deadliest- dropped from 551 micrograms per cubic metre at noon to 446 in the afternoon, still a hazardous level. The city's meteorological centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435892/public-anger-beijing-authorities-fail-post-highest-smog-alert

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