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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1334372/beijing-impose-odd-even-car-ban-combat-serious-air-pollution
  2. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its ... of international agriculture at China Agricultural University. China suffers from chronic drought and desertification, and has compounded its problems in recent decades by polluting the land or building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464264/china-invests-farms-overseas-development-and-pollution-threaten-its
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Saharan dust shrouds London as pollution rises Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa shrouded skyscrapers in London's financial district, coated residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  4. Infographics - AIR POLLUTION

    You're choking: Where particulate matter comes from

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 02:39pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Air pollution has long been a problem in Hong Kong, particularly the heavy smog that always seems to linger in the winter months. Here we examine how the tiny pollutants affect our health. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1456143/youre-choking-where-particulate-matter-comes
  5. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Pollution would be cut by high-voltage grid, says energy firm boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:22pm by Eric Ng

    ... pollution, which has worsened in recent years and was one of the central government's top policy priorities, he said. State Grid estimates that if its UHV grid connection plan is fully implemented, central and eastern regions' readings of PM2.5, the particles of pollution thought to be most harmful to health, would fall by 28 per cent by 2020 compared to 2010's levels. Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445150/pollution-would-be-cut-high-voltage-grid-says-energy-firm-boss
  6. News - World - MINING

    Chinese copper mine halts operations in Peru over pollution claim

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 03:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Lima Chinese mine halts operations over pollution claim Chinalco Mining has shut down operations at its Toromocho copper mine in Peru after the country's environmental regulator found that it was contaminating two lakes. The regulator said the company was generating "acidic effluent" in the lakes high in the Andes in the district of Morococha, 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460977/peru-orders-chinalco-mining-giant-stop-waste-dumps-after-detecting
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Toll has doubled in just eight years, with World Health Organisation saying poor air quality, indoors and out, has multiple health impacts Air pollution kills 7m a year around globe Around seven million people died in 2012 as a result of exposure to air pollution, accounting for one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organisation said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457199/pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-says-who-report
  8. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: INDIA

    No blueprint offered for tackling toxic pollution in Delhi

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:22pm by NEETA LAL

    ... pollution Chinese Premier Li Keqiang recently declared "war" on air pollution. But China's stern approach to tackling the scourge is in stark contrast to New Delhi's political class, which remains blasé about the city's toxic air despite looming general elections. Even though New Delhi recently surpassed Beijing as the "world's most polluted major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453485/no-blueprint-offered-tackling-toxic-pollution-delhi
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... 'war on pollution' Regulators have told the China’s two largest insurers to stop selling coverage against smog, a week after such policies were launched, the China Daily reported ... economic model. PICC last week offered coverage to Beijing residents against health risks caused by air pollution in the city, promising to pay 1,500 yuan (HK$1,891) to policy holders hospitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458375/china-regulators-order-end-smog-insurance-sales

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