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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong, Guangdong lower pollution reduction targets for 2020

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Li Jing, Emily Tsang

    ... Bar lowered on 2020 air quality targets Hong Kong and Guangdong have decided on reduction targets for air pollutants up to 2020 that are much less ambitious than goals set in the previous ... a departure from the 2002-2010 phase, in which both places shared common emission targets for four pollutants. In that phase, Guangdong failed by 2010 to achieve a promised cut in volatile organic ...

  2. 500 children latest victims of pollution

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A flurry of lead-poisoning cases has hit several industrial hubs on the mainland, raising concerns over widespread heavy-metal pollution ... Guangdong and Henan- is only the tip of the iceberg. They say the reports again test Beijing's commitments to tackling metal pollution troubles. Hechi, a booming mining city in northwestern ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Coastal water quality declining Pollution ... 2012", published yesterday, said about 6.5 per cent of the province's offshore water was rated "poorer than category four"- the most polluted- last year. That was about ...

  4. Astral smogbusters

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong is planning to launch a 2.3 billion yuan satellite monitoring centre designed to spot polluters, as part of the province's efforts to curb environmental contamination. Is this a good way to monitor pollution? Write to us ...

  5. Mountain regions in race against pollution disaster

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... ago, when polluters seriously damaged the environment. He said pollution could be controlled with new technology and moving factories into well-planned industrial zones, but admitted ... not capable of protecting important river sources. 'The Dongjiang will be completely polluted in 10 to 20 years if we don't do anything now,' he said. Investigating in Zhongxin ...

  6. Foshan named most polluted city in delta

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong, Cheung Chi-fai and Ivan Zhai HK, Guangdong release first air quality check Foshan, a major base for the ceramics industry in the Pearl River Delta, was named its most polluted ... of pollution sources, but urged the Guangdong authorities to improve transparency by releasing more specific data on pollutant concentrations. The first annual data shows Foshan, Zhuhai, Zhongshan ...

  7. Joint study will track down Delta air polluters

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Olga Wong

    ... the main sources of pollution in the Pearl River Delta. The project, jointly launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Guangdong Provincial Government, will be completed by 2010, ... be the first monitoring of atmospheric pollution on the mainland. He said air pollution in the delta was a far more complex problem now, with the increasing number of vehicles adding to pollution ...

  8. Guangdong pollution at its worst in decades

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen More smoggy days cloud province despite repeated pledges of a cleanup Guangdong recorded its worst air pollution in decades last year despite repeated government ... of smoggy days surged to 120.4 last year, the second highest on record since 1950, another official study said. The Guangzhou Observatory issued six severe smog warnings last year when pollutants ...

  9. Spy-in-the-sky system to spot delta's worst polluters

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing and Ivan Zhai Guangdong is planning to launch a 2.3 billion yuan satellite monitoring centre designed to spot polluters, as part of the province's efforts ... quality, would take stricter economic and administrative measures to punish polluters. 'One major task to protect the environment is to single out those consuming the largest amounts ...

  10. Brakes put on polluters

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangdong plans to limit the practice of polluting industries moving to its mountainous areas to escape the more stringent environmental protection requirements of the Pearl River Delta. The focus this year was to slow the migration of polluting industries from the delta to the mountainous areas, yesterday's Nanfang Daily quoted provincial Environmental ...




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