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  1. News - World

    CO2 emissions increased at slower rate last year: report

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 11:15am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris A decline in the use of fossil fuels for power generation and heating resulted in a reduction in the rate of carbon dioxide emissions in 2012, environmental assessment agency says The world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in ...

  2. News - China

    Beijing to impose odd-even car ban to combat serious air pollution

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... be restricted to using their cars every other day during periods of heavy pollution, Chinese state media reported on Thursday. The capital is regularly hit by extended bouts of choking, acrid smog, ... pollution persists for three consecutive days, Xinhua said. The plan was approved on Wednesday and is set to be implemented by Beijing city authorities, the official news agency reported. More than ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    1.1 trillion yuan in economic losses from pollution in 2010, China report says

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... cost of pollution soars The mainland is paying an increasingly heavy price for rampant pollution, with direct economic losses more than doubling between 2004 and 2010, a recent government-backed study has found. An incomplete calculation of the environmental costs in 2010 showed that pollution had caused 1.1 trillion yuan (HK$1.36 trillion) in economic losses, or 2.15 times ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution from heavy metals devastates farmland

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com National survey results still a secret, but new tests on farmland are set to reveal bleak truth Shedding light on hidden issue of soil pollution Most mainlanders are familiar with air pollution, thanks to the thick smog that frequently envelops their cities, but many are unaware of the pollution affecting the ground beneath their feet. In fact, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health alert as pollution tops chart

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... People with heart and breathing problems should be careful as indices hit severe level Severe pollution hit the city yesterday, with the roadside readings in Central peaking at 210 on the Air Pollution Index (API) - the worst level since last August when the reading topped 212. The API converts air pollution data from several types of pollutants into a value ranging from ...

  6. Business - Companies

    More Chinese cities to curb car sales to tackle pollution

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... New Chinese leadership under President Xi Jinping is emphasising need to improve quality of life, but air pollution remains a major problem Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest automotive market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution. Shi Jianhua, deputy ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental watchdog admits to 'cancer village' phenomenon

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 06:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Severe chemical pollution in China’s water systems has caused the spread of “cancer villages”, the country's top environmental watchdog admitted on Wednesday. The Ministry ... that the levels of pollutants - including endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which interfere with human hormones - in China’s lakes, rivers and coastal waters had surpassed international levels ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities hiding vital pollution data from public

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland government not sharing big polluters’ names or amounts of pollutants released Most cities hiding vital pollution data from public Most city governments on the mainland withheld vital information on pollution from the public last year, with many scaling back their disclosure to protect polluters as economic growth slowed, two major ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's pollution hits dangerous levels again

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:47pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Roadside pollution hits hazardous levels as pollutants emitted from vehicles are trapped by airless conditions Roadside pollution in Hong Kong hit hazardous levels on Friday as pollutants emitted from vehicles rose during the stagnant weather. Readings at roadside monitoring stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok hit levels of 183, 193 and 137, respectively ...

  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 ...




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