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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Sinopec closes three petroleum plants after pollution exposed on state TV

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Sinopec shuts down production at three plants in Guangdong after company is shown being dressed down over emission violations PETROLEUM POLLUTION EXPOSED ON STATE ... environmental pollution breaches. In rare coverage by state television, CCTV broadcast footage yesterday showing inspectors from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Guangdong's provincial ...

  3. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Practice among oil giants contributes as much to climate change as a major economy like Italy World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring Gas flaring by oil and gas drillers ... the night skies in oil fields around the world suggests that bans and fines in some countries and the introduction of technology in newer oil fields has significantly reduced the pollution and waste ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Airport Authority fails to allay pollution fears over third runway

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... a deadline, but we hope the authority can show some commitment in the coming weeks." The groups are seeking more details about noise and air pollution, carbon emissions, impact on fisheries ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution targets will test new leadership

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... of the next leadership, especially given the poor environmental legacy - rampant pollution and rising public anger - being left by outgoing party chief Hu Jintao . Wang Jinnan , deputy director ... and Environmental Affairs, a mainland NGO, said the next leadership would probably face even more social unrest as pollution spreads. "How to deal with China's growing pains will be a huge test ...


    Protests indicate mainlanders want leaders to take pollution seriously

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... this year, they will inherit the unenviable task of dealing with its ever-worsening pollution. Despite all the talk of "scientific development" - a catchphrase of the incumbent leadership - over the past year, top officials, including Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao , have admitted that environmental degradation has gone from bad to worse. Severe pollution has not only turned rivers ...

  7. Despite high pollution readings, air is cleaner, government claims

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Environmental Protection Department has insisted Hong Kong's air quality has improved over the past decade, despite its air pollution index showing big rises in the number of hours pollution hit dangerous levels. A departmental spokeswoman said concentrations of individual pollutants were a better means than the API to assess the long-term air quality trend ...

  8. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... an average of about four days sick leave each year suffering from respiratory diseases. Mr Lui said indoor air pollution led to a range of illnesses, including headaches, eye and throat irritation, ... of school administrators said they were not able to identify the sources of indoor air pollution. More than 33 per cent of schools claimed they had received complaints from parents and teachers. ...

  9. News - China

    Hu Jintao tells congress that environment must be a priority

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... development" at the top of the challenges faced by China and admitted the country was facing "tightening resource constraints, rampant pollution and worsening environmental degradation". ... pollution. Although Beijing has steadily tightened environmental regulations and pollution standards over the past decade, breakneck economic growth has led to frequent scandals, with drinking water ...

  10. Leadership team to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A high-level leadership team headed by Premier Wen Jiabao has been set up to tackle serious industrial pollution and save energy around the country, mainland media said. The decision to form the team was made yesterday at a State Council Standing Committee conference on controlling industrial pollution. According to Xinhua, the conference, chaired by Mr Wen, said the rapid ...




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