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  1. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    New Delhi's pollution levels go from world's worst to even worse

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 02:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Contamination levels of world's most polluted city up to 700pc higher near roads, study finds New Delhi pollution: worst to worse The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1649426/new-delhis-pollution-levels-go-worlds-worst-even-worse-study-finds
  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... gas masks- took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital. The government issued a blue warning for air pollution ... also blanketed other northern cities in Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, as well as Tianjin, with the National Meteorological Centre issuing a yellow warning for haze. Pollution readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog
  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... weather.com.cn while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from tonight until late on Monday some areas ... Quality Index measures concentrations of various pollutants including PM2.5, the larger PM10, sulphur dioxide and ozone. In the Yangtze River Delta yesterday, Shanghai's index was 197 while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617725/heavy-smog-hit-northern-china-tomorrow-night
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Factories shut and building sites suspended as Beijing fights back against 'hazardous' smog

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 01:45pm by Nectar Gan

    ... choking the city Polluted Beijing shuts factories, stops building More than 100 factories in Beijing were forced to shut or cut emissions and all construction work was suspended as the capital fought back against heavy smog choking the city for the third day. The Air Quality Index in the city stood at 369 at 10am on Friday, remaining at the highest “hazardous” pollution level. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613581/factories-shut-and-building-sites-suspended-beijing-fights-back-against
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Superclasico soccer match gets the all-clear as Beijing smog lifts

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:15am by Adrian Wan

    ... Yanqing," read the race's Twitter feed. Yesterday morning, the observatory issued an orange pollution alert and a yellow fog alert in Beijing, Tianjin and neighbouring Hebei province, before ... raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange- the second-highest level on a four-tier warning system- on Wednesday, during which the official Air Quality Index reached 470. A reading of over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1614767/superclasico-gets-all-clear-beijing-smog-lifts
  6. 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
  7. News - World - POLLUTION

    Obama to tighten restrictions on smog emissions

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AP

    ... on a campaign promise, the Obama administration was poised yesterday to propose to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in US air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other ... from power plants. Obama has also doubled fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles, and clamped down on industrial pollution. The Supreme Court said it would review the first-ever limits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649399/obama-tighten-restrictions-smog-emissions
  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 - 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
  10. 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

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