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  1. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A veteran policeman braved sewage and bile to rescue a girl from a river in Zhejiang, but he too ended being hospitalised - and heavily polluted water ... growing water pollution problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1244191/wenzhou-policeman-gets-sick-saving-girl-polluted-river
  2. News - China

    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... a project that causes serious pollution, President Xi Jinping said yesterday. An environmentalist said it was the toughest warning yet linking officials' political future to their stewardship of the environment. In a Politburo study session on environmental issues, Xi said pollution had become a major concern of the people and China could no longer develop its economy by sacrificing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1245558/xi-jinping-warns-officials-theyll-be-held-responsible-pollution-life
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing ranks ninth among China's top 10 polluted cities

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 06:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection on Thursday released a list of its  10 most heavily polluted cities for January - with Beijing ranking ninth. The list also includes Xingtai, ... as the most polluted. The 10 were pulled from an analysis of 74 mainland cities using the “newest air quality, monitoring and evaluation standards,” said MEP vice-minister Wu Xiaoqing at a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1145325/beijing-ranks-ninth-among-chinas-top-10-polluted-cities
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing only 17th most polluted city, ministry says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Capital dropped down pollution table in March, ministry says, though activist doubts its accuracy; on average, cities had 17 days of severe smog Beijing has a serious air pollution problem, but officially it was not even among the 10 most polluted mainland cities in the first three months of this year. According to a study of 74 cities by the Ministry of Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1218694/beijing-only-17th-most-polluted-city-ministry-says
  5. Everyone talks about air pollution; what about water pollution?

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been polluted for the past three or four years and I often find rubbish when I swim there. I think beaches are mostly polluted by the public while harbours are polluted by factories and industry. The government should take action but I am not confident that they will. Adrian Wong Age: 19 Top tunes: Pop music I have no idea about water pollution. Air pollution in Hong Kong might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542635/everyone-talks-about-air-pollution-what-about-water-pollution
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin welcomes the government's new plan to tackle air pollution but says the whole of society will need to change its mindset, and make sacrifices, if we ... to calls for the departments to work together to tackle air pollution. The plan's announcement also marks another first- the link between public health and air pollution has formally been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1210934/fresh-thinking-needed-win-air-pollution-battle
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT: ANALYSIS

    Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... New leadership has to declare war on pollution, end power struggles and take on vested interests Lingering smog, dead pigs floating down waterways and rivers turned red and white ... and his background in law offer a silver lining, some experts say he has yet to show real political will and courage by declaring war on pollution, end power struggles between central and local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219475/environmental-experts-say-chinas-new-leadership-has-tackle-pollution
  8. News - China

    Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 07:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Kunming authorities vowed to launch an inquiry into water pollution after an environment official’s endorsement of a “milk river” came under fire. “We acknowledge our faults. [The water pollution] was due to waste water discharge. We will address the problems and amend our conduct,” said Dongchuan district head Lu Ping, referring to a stream in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211601/dongchuan-district-chief-vows-investigate-milk-river-pollution
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com It’s 1,200 times brighter over Tsim Sha Tsui than a normal dark sky, three-year study finds, posing a danger to health and wildlife Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194996/light-pollution-hong-kong-worst-planet
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution devastates rural areas, threatens farmland

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 03:45pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... for the government's decades-long drive to boost food production, leaving fields and waterways across the country severely polluted, a top environmental official said yesterday. Zhuang Guotai, the Ministry ... wasted. He urged special attention to soil pollution, since it builds up slowly and can linger for a long time, as was the case with a pesticide known as "6-6-6". "We banned the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211526/china-soil-survey-reveals-century-old-heavy-metals-and-banned-pesticides

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