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  1. 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 ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Project will cause light pollution in Sai Kung Country Park

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the need for an EIA. How can the installation of 88 street lights, spreading light pollution over many hectares of a country park, be classified as 'minor underground cabling works'? ...

  10. 'Iron fist' measures to combat water polluters

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing to get tough as environmental problems escalate The state environmental chief has vowed to take the toughest measures to crack down on water polluters ... by Xinhua yesterday that the central government would give water pollution top priority later this year and polluters would face 'iron-fist' measures. Statistics released by Sepa yesterday ...




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