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  1. News - China

    Smog or smoke? Zhejiang factory fire burns for three hours before residents notice

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 10:26am by Amy Li

    ... to curb the worst air pollution in years.  While Beijing’s municipal government said it was the worst smog in many years, provinces including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Hebei have also reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128437/smog-or-smoke-zhejiang-factory-fire-burns-three-hours-residents-notice
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Fashion-forward face masks a big hit in China amid soaring air pollution

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 11:22am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan in Beijing China’s worsening air pollution has had a surprising and unexpected consequence – fashionable face masks. A trend has sprung up among people who want to look good while trying to avoid the smog. Face masks are now an accessory and are matched according to the weather, sport or outdoor activity. When the air is bad, people who don’t wear masks are like ET ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1254691/fashion-forward-face-masks-big-hit-china-amid-soaring-air-pollution
  3. News - China

    China to launch its first carbon trading scheme

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, was set on Tuesday to launch its first carbon trading scheme aimed at reducing emissions, state media said. A platform allowing businesses in the southern city of Shenzhen to trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1263635/china-launch-its-first-carbon-trading-scheme
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Don't just blame pollution for the flood of fleeing expats

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... pollution for the flood of fleeing expats I think I have read more than enough about why some expatriates have decided to leave the mainland and why now. Articles and blogs are awash with complaints pointing to the worsening air pollution as the main cause. Does all this really suggest that the mainland is losing its attractiveness? Is air pollution really the most important reason for them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1236296/dont-just-blame-pollution-flood-fleeing-expats
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang warns fighting pollution will 'take time' as choking smog continues grip

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... pollution, as smog levels remained at "unhealthy" levels yesterday. Li, the first high-ranking official to comment on air pollution since a large area of the mainland was blanketed in thick smog over the weekend, also called for a change in industrial production and consumption patterns. "Pollution is not a problem that emerged only a few days ago - it's a long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128987/vice-premier-li-keqiang-warns-fighting-pollution-will-take-time
  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... duck it puts a smile on my face!   On Hong Kong's declining roadside air pollution: Yi Long - I really don't understand why Hong Kong doesn't push more for clean energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1232599/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  7. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... prove deadly Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, according to a study by US researchers in PLOS Medicine . The research team followed 5,362 people aged between 45 and 84 years old from six US metropolitan areas as part of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution (MESA Air). Higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1223918/lab-report
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US study links autism to roadside pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Researchers in California have found that exposure to roadside pollution during pregnancy is associated with autism. The study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found evidence that pollution may affect the developing brain among children whose mothers lived in areas where there was poor air quality, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "We've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1093285/us-study-links-autism-roadside-pollution
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... Heavy smog blanketed most areas in Beijing and air pollution readings surged after enthusiastic residents set off fireworks to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival, Xinhua reported ... with the last rush hours of firework displays, said the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre. In certain areas, the level reached as high as 561, regarded as “severely polluted”. The World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1158169/beijing-air-quality-plummets-after-lantern-festival-fireworks
  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As anger grows among smog-bound residents, the leadership seems to lack the political will to make tackling rampant pollution a top priority After days of being shrouded in heavy smog, ... after strong winds overnight blew away the pollutants. A cynical text message conveyed gratitude to the 20 million Beijing residents for sucking up the hazardous brown and grey soot day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1142765/clean-air-breathe-human-right-too

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