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  1. News - China - GREEN MATTERS SHI JIANGTAO

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1021287/protests-indicate-mainlanders-want-leaders-take-pollution-seriously
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434774/pollution-threatens-pupils-health
  3. Severe air pollution

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since about New Year's Eve, Hong Kong has been shrouded in a particularly evident blanket of pollution or 'haze' as the media prefers to call it. Levels have ranged from ... Only one article on local pollution appeared in the South China Morning Post over these days ('Grey, polluted skies usher in the New Year', January 2). Watching TVB one would learn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440429/severe-air-pollution
  4. Now, tackle noise pollution

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While we are making progress in Hong Kong to control air pollution, noise pollution is an environmental nuisance which lowers the quality of the city. On the corner of Queen's Road ... as well as Ocean Terminal also create noise pollution. I have been told that these do not, strictly speaking, conflict with Section 11 of the Advertisements Regulation. However, they constitute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449112/now-tackle-noise-pollution
  5. Joint action the only way to beat pollution

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finger-pointing and blame games have long dominated the discussion of air pollution in Hong Kong and in the Pearl River Delta. It is encouraging, then, to see signs that policymakers ... and to contribute more actively to the solutions. A joint study released two years ago showed that Guangdong was the source of 80 per cent of the region's air pollution, but there can be no glossing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445644/joint-action-only-way-beat-pollution
  6. Tackling construction-site pollution

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article 'Building giants are exposed as serial polluters' (Sunday Morning Post, July 27). The article claims that many construction companies are repeat offenders ... not desirable in itself, is at least an indication of a reasonably effective enforcement regime. However, effective pollution control is not just about prosecuting offenders, but about stopping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424330/tackling-construction-site-pollution
  7. Shanxi officials misuse 30m yuan

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Officials in charge of an environmental protection bureau in Shanxi misused more than 30 million yuan from a pollution treatment fund over five years. The Shanxi Environmental ... total. Pollution in the area is severe, resulting in the highest birth defect rate in China. The latest figures from the state statistics bureau show the national birth defect rate was 9.96 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439478/shanxi-officials-misuse-30m-yuan
  8. Planet under siege

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to 'Force of nature' (August 25), which highlights the worldwide trend towards use of solar and wind power to combat global warming and air pollution. The unbearable heat ... in an air-conditioned room but we are the ones suffering from air pollution and respiratory diseases, not the Arctic bears. Local power plants are responsible for 80 per cent of sulphur dioxide and 60 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426105/planet-under-siege
  9. Problems in an old building

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Tackling construction-site pollution' (Sunday Morning Post, August 10). I do not share the view of M.J. Stokoe (acting director of environmental protection) that decreasing convictions suggest environmental pollution is under control. It could mean otherwise - that pollution is out of control but within the limits of laws expanded to protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424970/problems-old-building

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