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  1. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008411/warn-public-health-risks-air-pollution
  2. Shenzhen seas seriously polluted

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... excessive pollutants, according to a maritime study. A professor of marine chemistry says the problem could worsen this year, as some temporary efforts to improve water quality last year ... of seriously contaminated seawater. Of the remaining waters, 145 square kilometres were lightly or moderately polluted, and 435 square kilometres were clean. The contaminated waters were concentrated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000900/shenzhen-seas-seriously-polluted
  3. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE FOCUS WITH MARTIN WILLIAMS

    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... we're despoiling our marine environment, with dredging for shipping channels, dumping toxic mud in seabed pits, reclamations that change water flows, and pollution from chemicals and heavy ... pellets constituted around half the plastic pollution on local shores. The pellets spilled during Vicente are known as nurdles, and intended for manufacturing plastic items. They tend to float, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018034/pellets-spill-during-typhoon-sparked-big-volunteer-clean-hong-kong
  4. Pollution brings capital to a crawl

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... disrupting air and road traffic. Pollution readings from both the local environmental watchdog and the US embassy exceeded the upper limit of 'hazardous' for most of the morning, prompting ... of the country's five-point air pollution index scale. Pollution readings from the US embassy, which updates the data hourly on Twitter, surged past 400 micrograms per cubic metre soon after midnight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989818/pollution-brings-capital-crawl
  5. Health warning as pollutants build in delta fish

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... industrial pollution. The newspaper said waters around fisheries had high concentrations of heavy metals and other industrial pollutants. The ports with the worst marine environments were ... into the sea last year was excessively polluted. It found that eight rivers flowing into the sea off Guangdong carried 1.08 million tonnes of pollutants, including petroleum, nutrients, heavy metals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980896/health-warning-pollutants-build-delta-fish
  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Judith Waldron's letter ('Too early to say that spill is not toxic', August 10) said, incorrectly, that plastic particles at sea absorb persistent organic pollutants onto their surfaces. It should have said the particles adsorb these pollutants. The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014607/corrections-clarifications
  7. Pollution penalties must fit the crime

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is, therefore, welcome. The root of the problem, though, lies on the mainland, where the pollution occurred. There has been a series of scandals involving heavy metal pollution in different provinces. The central government has promised to spend huge sums of money to tackle the problem. But there is a need to put in place a strong deterrent for factory owners and others who pollute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977879/pollution-penalties-must-fit-crime
  8. Pollution of water sources to be tackled

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to pursue a decade-long battle against widespread pollution of underground water sources that put the health of more than ... earmarked in Beijing's bid to bring mounting groundwater pollution woes under control by 2020, the Economic Observer said. Although the move highlights the government's determination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977180/pollution-water-sources-be-tackled
  9. Get tough on illegal urn niches, greens say

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The government must not let private columbarium operators get away with breaking zoning or land lease rules under its new licensing scheme, green groups and residents say. Speaking at a legislature panel meeting yesterday, they re ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995714/get-tough-illegal-urn-niches-greens-say
  10. Heavy pollution prompts health fears for Games

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their outdoor activities. Data from Beijing's Environmental Protection Monitoring Centre showed that by noon, the pollution index had soared to 184, much higher than Thursday's reading of 143 but still classified as 'mildly polluted'. The monitoring centre said the air was heavily laden with particulate matter but the pollution was the result of typical autumn weather. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613212/heavy-pollution-prompts-health-fears-games

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