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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Light pollution part of greater problems facing our planet

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... a world-class light polluter, but the world leader ("Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet'", March 20). Ironically, the epicentre is near the Space Museum. This is just ... pollution problem is simply indicative of a much larger one. Biologists point out that we are in the midst of an anthropogenic mass extinction event, that for the first time in four billion years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1202202/light-pollution-part-greater-problems-facing-our-planet
  8. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, ... as rubbish dumps. The soil underneath was likely to be soft rock, he said, which could allow pollutants to leak through and contaminate ground water. Chen Liwen, a researcher for Green Beagle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197470/mountain-rubbish-potential-threat-water-resource-beijing
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution task force at impasse after 20 months

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com From legislation to a light curfew, group still cannot find a plan of action after 20 months Taskforce on light pollution at impasse Resistance by vested interests in the tourism, advertising and property trades has stymied the work of a government-appointed task force on light pollution, a member of the group says. Little agreement has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194879/light-pollution-task-force-impasse-after-20-months
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese official offered huge reward... if he can swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Zhejiang entrepreneur is offering a 200,000 yuan reward to a senior official if he swims in a polluted river for 20 minutes, as part of an attempt to draw ... was polluted, the report said. But he said the rubbish is from people, and not factories.  “Overpopulation of this region is the main reason behind the pollution…[The population] has largely exceeded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1153028/chinese-official-offered-huge-reward-if-he-can-swim-polluted-river

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