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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... all central government departments and mainland city administrations have been told. The move is part of efforts to combat air pollution. A circular issued yesterday by the ministries ... "facilitate technological improvement of the new-energy vehicle industry, promote the environmental protection industry's development and tackle air pollution". Former health minister Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553626/make-30pc-vehicles-new-energy-models-2016-chinese-cities-and-government
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... only marginal improvements to water quality in western Victoria Harbour and bring little benefit to near-shore pollution. They said the priority was to cut off improperly connected pipes ... surprised one government adviser on the environment, who fears the upgrade has been declared "dead" and seemingly replaced by localised schemes. "The two [near shore pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went to Delhi. Indeed 13 of the top 20 cities in the world with the dirtiest air were to be found in India, three in Pakistan, and one in Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and Bangladesh. These findings were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Traffic pollution seen as a major contributor to new asthma cases

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traffic pollution seen as major contributor to new asthma cases By the time you've finished reading this sentence, you've likely taken two breaths and inhaled about two litres of air. In a day, the average person will breathe in about 20,000 litres. Consider the amount of pollution that air contains and it's easy to imagine how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1508353/traffic-pollution-seen-major-contributor-new-asthma-cases
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Street workers such as newspaper vendors have no escape from the smog in Central, where rush-hour levels greatly exceed healthy limits 'Pollution: you ... problems can be dealt with, but pollution, you can't run or hide from it when working on the streets," said Lee, 62, who has been running the newspaper stand in Central with his sister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution

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