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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities want assurances that areas near meeting venues will be in top shape, but play down concerns about air pollution Capital seeks pledges on clean-up ... on factories that contribute to pollution during the event, The Beijing News reported. The authorities are seeking to downplay concerns about Beijing's choking air pollution that are likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526626/beijing-gets-tough-pollution-apec-leaders-meeting-approaches
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to calm the growing public discontent – said in March that the capital was on the front line of a “war against pollution”. Public complaints about Beijing’s smog more than doubled to 12,599 in the first five months of the year, compared with the period last year Authorities have been trying to highlight the measures being taken to reduce the pollution, but many residents are still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  3. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution Official information on the completion, operation and output of the world's largest sewage sludge incinerator, in Tuen ... of global warming gases and other pollutants into the surrounding air. A passive-smoking analogy is apt. It is equivalent to a giant cigarette burning 2,000 tonnes of organic matter every day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1524043/sewage-sludge-incinerator-generates-lot-pollution
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... Reuters and Li Jing Official says Beijing mulling curbs on carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change China considering cap on greenhouse gas pollution China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is considering plans to set an absolute cap on its carbon dioxide emissions from 2016, a top government adviser said. The target will be written ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524872/china-considering-cap-greenhouse-gas-pollution
  5. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Biggest eyesore in Hong Kong is pollution, poll finds as planners urged to consider environment

    Posted May 29th 2014, 08:33am by Alex Millson

    ... the biggest eyesore – with pollution deemed to be a bigger blight than any concrete monstrosity. The city’s architectural gems, however, did not escape the wrath of many who posted their thoughts on Facebook – nor did the Brits, deemed by one reader to be the ugliest part of Hong Kong life. After pollution, the curved, windowless facade of the Cultural Centre which overlooks Victoria Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520435/pollution-hong-kongs-biggest-eyesore-poll-finds-government-urged
  6. News - China - REGIONAL INTEGRATION

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei take different approaches to beating smog

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by Jing Li

    ... Li Jing Jing.li@scmp.com Despite their different stages of economic development, neighbours Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei share a desire to defeat a common enemy Tackling pollution is easier ... not in dispute is the need to tackle the region's chronic air pollution. With as many as eight of the region's cities usually making the list of China's 10-most polluted places, officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543915/beijing-tianjin-and-hebei-take-different-approaches-beating-smog
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com As much as 36 per cent of smog coming from other cities, data shows as officials splurge to find more precise analysis of pollution Smog-plagued cities Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang have each splashed several million yuan on research that could pinpoint the sources of the toxic pollutant PM2.5 in their air, with initial results showing other cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  8. Business - Economy - LIGHT POLLUTION

    Higher rent may be the price for a good night’s sleep

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:18am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The market has found its own way of dealing with light pollution in Hong Kong, where higher rents may be the price for a good night's sleep Neon nuisance Nobel laureate ... there are externalities, like pollution. His theorem can be illustrated with a simple example. Cars produce pollution and impose a disutility or cost on victims. But a prospective car owner often considers only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549450/higher-rent-may-be-price-good-nights-sleep
  9. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... pollution. The concept entails designing sections of the city in a way that allows wind to flow more freely, in the belief is that this will help disperse air pollutants. Although the idea has been ... the city layout in a way that can help disperse pollutants,” Shao said. Under the wind pathways framework, he said, certain quarters of the city must be reserved for greenery and ecological parks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New hi-tech grid to help fight pollution China will build the world's largest high-power electricity transmission network as part of the country's efforts to battle smog and pollution. The State Grid Corporation of China- the world's largest state-owned utilities company- said on its website that the central government would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512282/china-build-new-hi-tech-power-grid-help-fight-pollution

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