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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... gas masks- took part in an international marathon in Beijing yesterday, braving the choking smog that again blanketed the capital. The government issued a blue warning for air pollution ... also blanketed other northern cities in Hebei, Shandong and Henan provinces, as well as Tianjin, with the National Meteorological Centre issuing a yellow warning for haze. Pollution readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619896/beijing-marathoners-don-face-masks-battle-smog
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia plans to pay polluters for cutting emissions

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Financial incentives to be offered to high polluting Australian companies in exchange for cuts in harmful emissions in deal ridiculed by environmentalists   Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions blamed for climate change, in a move critics described as an ineffective environmental policy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1629015/australia-plans-pay-polluters-cutting-emissions
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 03:53pm by SARAH KEUNG

    ... Sarah Keung Sarah Keung backs revising their contract terms to enforce effective curbs Power companies should play by 'polluter pays' rule The "polluter pays" principle is the commonly accepted notion that those who produce pollution should bear the costs of managing it to prevent damage to human health or the environment. For instance, a factory that produces toxic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1629086/hong-kong-power-companies-should-be-made-play-polluter-pays
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... Reuters in Beijing China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group. The thousands of ships that ply China’s waterways are delivering a toxic cocktail of pollution, with just one ship capable of emitting the same pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627478/china-shipping-delivers-toxic-pollution-cocktail-says-us-group
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Nation counting the cost of Beijing's expensive Apec makeover

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Cary Huang

    ... makeover Beijing has often made headlines because of its pollution or traffic congestion. The government's scrambling effort to prevent such an embarrassing scenario occurring when leaders ... and Gmail just for foreign journalists covering the summit. Although air pollution is obviously a long-time problem, the government seems to be capable only of short-term solutions in an effort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1640822/nation-counting-cost-beijings-expensive-apec-makeover
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Report says Beijing's war on pollution has not extended to shipping sector Ports spoiling China's green dream China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a US environmental group. The thousands of ships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627816/us-report-says-chinas-war-pollution-being-lost-ports
  7. News - China

    Drones and inspection teams used to monitor pollution ahead of Apec summit in Beijing

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 03:44pm by Nectar Gan

    ... out 11 drones to monitor air pollution in north China ahead of the Apec summit next month in Beijing, the China Youth Daily reported. The drones found 60 pollution sources in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. Steel and coking factories in Tangshan, Handan and western Qinhuangdao in Hubei province were the worst pollution sources, the report said. The ministry said it had also sent 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627530/drones-and-inspection-teams-used-monitor-pollution-ahead-apec-summit
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing and surrounding areas brace for a weekend of hazardous smog

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 06:26pm by Angela Meng

    ... weather.com.cn while Shanghai, Nanjing and much of the Yangtze River Delta endured heavy air pollution yesterday. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from tonight until late on Monday some areas ... Quality Index measures concentrations of various pollutants including PM2.5, the larger PM10, sulphur dioxide and ozone. In the Yangtze River Delta yesterday, Shanghai's index was 197 while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617725/heavy-smog-hit-northern-china-tomorrow-night
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Bright nights make our bodies think it's daytime, with brain and heart working faster- disruption that is associated with higher rates of cancer Urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag' Astronomer Dr Jason Pun Chun-shing of the University of Hong Kong's department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. He says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Orange pollution alert raised as Beijing smog reaches 'hazardous' levels

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 02:50pm by Li Jing and Nectar Gan

    ... Li Jing and Nectar Gan Pollution level at the highest – “hazardous” – level meaning air quality is a health threat to the entire population as roads are closed and schools told to limit outdoor activities Smog-bound Beijing raises alert level Thick smog blanketed Beijing for a second day yesterday, putting the city on a higher air pollution alert and forcing its dirtiest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612822/orange-pollution-alert-raised-beijing-smog-reaches-hazardous-levels

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