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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tackling pollution should be more about health than country's image

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks to ward off the city's notorious smog spoke volumes. Officials have repeatedly pledged to rid the capital of hazardous pollution, but still a choking pall greeted the thousands of foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619524/new-front-hong-kongs-war-pollution
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel ... Official data showed the health risk from air pollutants in the areas was low rather than the typical high; it stayed like that throughout the day in all but Mong Kok, where it shifted to moderate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612281/protesters-who-blocked-roads-also-cleared-hong-kongs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by WESLEY LAU

    ... Wesley Lau Wesley Lau says Hong Kong still lags behind other ports in installing onshore power facilities With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants? A second berth at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is due to come into operation today, potentially doubling the amount of air pollutants being emitted. By now, we know pollutants cause health problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1601012/more-ships-expected-kai-tak-why-delay-reducing-pollutants
  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen is losing its fight against pollution in main rivers

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:31am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Despite spending billions of yuan since 2000, the city is losing its fight against water pollution Shenzhen: A foul network of dirty rivers runs through it Residents of the Pearl River Delta have been shocked recently to hear reports that more than half of the waterways in Shenzhen, the most developed city in Guangdong, are black, polluted and smelly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596367/shenzhen-losing-its-fight-against-pollution-main-rivers
  6. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan I refer to the report (" Tai Po beach clears court hurdle ", August 13). Why does the government rush ahead with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580465/department-failing-stop-pollution-pristine-hoi-ha-wan
  7. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ... on the happy hordes whose reddening bodies littered local parks like battle dead after the War of the Bikinis. The only air pollutants I could detect were suntan lotion, barbeque smoke and the skunky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 13, 2014

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... Anti-pollution measures ineffective I agree with those correspondents who have pointed out that China's economic boom has come at a price. It has caused a lot of environmental problems such as air and water pollution. The central government has recognised this and tried to introduce measures to reduce pollution levels, but when it does so, it encounters problems. It can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1615342/letters-editor-october-13-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't censor pollution data

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be open about pollution Growing concern about the long-term economic and health implications of pollution has seen air quality elevated in the mainland's public policy ... given officials and scientists a better handle on trends and the effectiveness of counter-measures. So it is disappointing that two air-pollution studies in the Pearl River Delta region, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555879/dont-censor-pollution-data
  10. Comment - Letters

    China should aim to lead the world in fight against climate change

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by LETTERS

    ... China's rapid economic development has raised energy consumption and pollution levels. For example, high coal consumption, especially in winter, has led to serious air pollution in the country's northeast. Not only do people suffer from health problems, but they are also discouraged from living in heavily polluted cities like Beijing. Considering China's extraordinary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1609693/china-should-aim-lead-world-fight-against-climate-change

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