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  1. Full switch to natural gas would help clear the air and rid city of polluting plants

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... replacement of naphtha with natural gas would not only substantially reduce CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions, but save energy and possibly allow us to get rid of the polluting gas plants at Tai Po and Ma ...

  2. Spotlight on metal processors in pollution clean-up

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing More than 4,400 polluting metal processing enterprises will be subject to strict scrutiny by the country's top environmental watchdog as Beijing kicks off a five-year campaign to clean up widespread heavy metal pollution. A newly approved national clean-up plan lists 14 provinces as the worst affected by heavy metal poisoning. They include several ...

  3. Internet user held by police for spreading polluted sea rumour

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A man has been detained by police and fined 500 yuan (HK$593) for spreading rumours that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant had polluted the sea around ... in Japan's nuclear plant has continued to influence and pollute the sea around Shandong province'. He added: 'Please inform your family and friends to store salt and dried seaweed, ...

  4. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to tap water

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including the energy costs of producing the plastic bottles and the pollution when they are dumped. There were some signs that people were consuming more tap water. For example, some restaurants ...

  5. Villagers fear pollution toll will escalate

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... on the problem of pollution from rural factories. Since then, similar pollution problems have emerged in Fengxiang and elsewhere in Hunan. Mr Guo said the government had banned further testing ... that only two hospitals, including hers, could test the villagers' blood. 'Other hospitals in Baoji would not be able to do even the most simple blood tests for pollution ...

  6. Guangdong admits it is unlikely to meet 2010 pollution targets

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Guangdong authorities have admitted for the first time that the province will probably be unable to meet five-year pollution-reduction targets as promised to the central ... oxygen demand (COD) by 15 per cent by 2010. Sulfur dioxide is a chief air pollutant, while a COD test is an important parameter determining the amount of organic pollution in water. But a midterm ...

  7. Alarm at poor quality of tap water

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of heavy metals and organic pollutants, as a major step towards the ultimate goal of residents being able to drink water directly from their taps. But environmental and medical experts have ... such rapid improvement was definitely impossible, given the worsening pollution near urban freshwater sources and a shortfall in funding needed to revamp water supply networks. Li Fuxing, a water ...

  8. Pollution index based on objectives set 20 years ago

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's air pollution index (API) is a numerical scale from 0 to 500 that indicates the overall level of air pollution based on six chemicals harmful to health. Levels ... to compile the index, which is updated hourly. It is based on air quality objectives that were set in 1987 for each of the pollutants. The target level for each pollutant is measured in micrograms ...

  9. Party chief leads swim in polluted Pearl River

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Thousands of people led by Guangzhou's party secretary swam across the polluted Pearl River yesterday in a bid to show that the water is safe for humans. Zhu Xiaodan ... the swim took place had measured grade three on their pollution scale for the past five days. Grade three is the minimum safety level required for swimming. Two weeks ago Mr Zhu said ...

  10. Release the man who first raised the alarm about Tai Lake's pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... residents as a blue-green algal bloom from the heavily polluted lake contaminated the city's tap water, making it foul-smelling and undrinkable. After scrambling for six days with emergency ... and favourable wind conditions, and the lowest water level in the lake in five decades. In fact, the fundamental cause of the crisis is the lake's heavy pollution- as several mainland ...




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