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  1. Act now on air pollution too

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of this newspaper, while one on the health-threatening level of air pollution that day did. He has delayed the address to give the government more time to build a partnership with the new Legislative Council ... extreme pollution events are familiar, but they never fail to shock. This time, experts repeated calls for a new alert system to warn the public about the health risks. Roadside readings ...

  2. Power plants fined for fake pollution data

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Eight big power plants have been penalised for violating pollution standards, and six of them have also been fined for fudging emissions data, amid warnings that China's annual targets on cutting pollution and energy waste are slipping out of reach. The latest setback in meeting the country's mandatory targets on reducing ...

  3. Idling Engines ramp up pollution

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Streets full of stationary vehicles with their engines running could be 10 times more polluted than busy roads full of slow-moving traffic, new ... said the results indicated serious pollution, although other environmental factors could have affected the findings. James Middleton, from campaign group Clear the Air, said Tung Choi Street ...

  4. Airport plan could breach new pollution limit by 50pc

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam The cumulative affect of air pollution from new infrastructure proposed for Tung Chung- including a HK$136.2 billion third runway- could be up to 50 per cent higher than a legal ... in the region into account. The runway alone would raise the level of nitrogen dioxide- a pollutant that can damage the respiratory system- above the newly proposed threshold of 200 micrograms per cubic ...

  5. Crackdown on cities with major lead pollution

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com The mainland's top environmental watchdog has stepped up its crackdown on lead pollution after a spate of poisonings, saying it will stop approval of environmental assessment studies in cities with major pollution problems. The new notice issued by the Environmental Protection Ministry on Wednesday also said executives of companies using the toxic ...

  6. Tax breaks for polluting cars rile Greenpeace

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... is encouraging people to buy expensive and heavy cars with higher carbon emissions,' he said. A department spokesman said it had taken into account all pollutants when approving the cars, ... as the highest and second-highest carbon polluters under a green ranking system in Britain. Start planting The number of five-metre-tall trees needed to absorb the carbon emitted in a year by the cars ...

  7. Northeasterly monsoon pushes roadside pollution very high

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The northeasterly monsoon that arrived this week not only brought the city cooler and dry weather, it also pushed roadside pollution in Central to a very high level. Central's roadside pollution level has been above 100, considered very high, since Monday night, but it worsened steadily yesterday and reached as high as 135 at 6pm. It was the fifth day in a week ...

  8. Put an end to water pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prevent water pollution. When water contains excessive amounts of heavy metals, it can damage people's livers and lead to cancer. In the village in the story, six people died from cancer. ... are increasing due to water pollution. One way to prevent this problem is to impose heavy fines on all those who cause pollution. It is not good enough to have laws only. The police must catch ...

  9. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supplies. Reckless factory owners can be identified and punished, but this is less easy with aviation polluters because the harm they cause occurs thousands of miles away. As many as 300,000 people ... trashing the planet. The environmental watchdogs in Beijing, whose powers have recently been increased, will hopefully put an urgent halt to this totally selfish and unnecessary polluting form ...

  10. Seeking a solution for coal pollution

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the most radical but effective way to cut a heavily polluting energy source. However, an alternative path - developing low-emissions coal use - is a huge opportunity for international co-operation. ...




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