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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - China

    Beijing shrouded in worst smog in months – as photo apps which mask pollution take off

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 06:14pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Laura.zhou@scmp.com Weather forecasters warning pollution would continue to plague the city into the weekend, the Beijing Morning Post reported. The capital choked in the worst smog in months on Thursday with weather forecasters warning pollution would continue to plague the city into the weekend, the Beijing Morning Post reported. The “heavy pollution” was blamed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546659/beijing-shrouded-worst-smog-months-photo-apps-which-mask-pollution-take
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... that it is extracting too much groundwater, an official said. An anti-pollution official said the Mehdiganj plant in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh had breached the conditions of its operating licence, prompting the closure order earlier this month. "The plant is closed following our orders," Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board secretary J.S. Yadav said on Wednesday. "They have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536436/coca-cola-plant-india-closed-pollution-authority
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers of dirty vehicles face losing licences as new pollution-busting machines are unveiled

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com UV rays to catch polluting vehicles Drivers of cars and vans that breach emission standards face having their vehicle licences revoked if caught under ... using infrared or ultraviolet rays to measure the emitted pollutants. Owners of vehicles that breach the standard will have 12 days to fix them. If they don't, their licences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535149/uv-rays-catch-polluting-vehicles
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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