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  1. 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
  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may be the reason why the city has failed to effectively tackle domestic sources of air pollution Bridge over clean air In less ... as this not invest more in the rich-world privilege of cleaner air? While fostering programmes to reduce regional pollution in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong has been appallingly slow about jumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1560967/bridging-clean-air-gap
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... affected by it are ever expanding." The central government declared "war" on pollution in March. And last month, the legislature passed amendments to the environmental protection law, the first revisions to the statute in 25 years, which allow for tougher penalties on polluters. One of the areas hardest hit by smog is the Jing-Jin-Ji region, shorthand for the expanse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  4. 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
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Photographer defies light pollution to capture stunning night shots of Hong Kong skies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 08:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... pollution, but undaunted astronomy photographers are still finding ways to snap captivating shots of the stars above us.   Mew Chu is one such photographer. A computer animator and toy designer, Chu ... astronomy shots have been featured in the Hong Kong Space Museum, and the photographer has lent his knowledge of the city's skies to a 2008 light pollution research project at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507457/photographer-defies-light-pollution-capture-stunning-night
  6. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the country seeks to stem public anger over premature deaths while weaning the economy off over-dependence on energy-guzzling heavy industry. Beijing’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505028/beijing-ramps-war-pollution-record-number-fines
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Mainland China towers scraping the sky in a green and modern way

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com The mainland's enthusiastic construction of towers is leading to the use of building methods which are cleaner and even anti-pollution Scraping ... governments, international architecture firms are introducing alternatives that could see the mainland tackle its pollution problems, from the ground up. According to the United States Green Building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1562013/mainland-china-towers-scraping-sky-green-and-modern-way
  8. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Stricter emissions control in China to drive palladium prices higher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:58am by Eric Ng

    ... put palladium in fast lane Tight supply and stricter vehicle pollution control standards on the mainland will continue to be key drivers of higher prices of palladium this year and next year, ... to take pollution-prone pre-National III "yellow-label" vehicles nationwide off the road this year will drive up demand for new cars. Emissions of pollutants are cut by 30 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561707/stricter-emissions-control-china-drive-palladium-prices-higher
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle exhaust has replaced industrial pollution as the biggest source of smog in major cities. China is the world's leading market for alternative-energy vehicles, but with sales miniscule compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1561425/new-energy-cars-right-road
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Families packing up and leaving Hong Kong over pollution life expectancy fears

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:08pm by ANGHARD HAMPSHIRE

    ... Angharad Hampshire With children the most at risk from Hong Kong's air pollution, some families have reluctantly packed up and left behind friends and comfortable lifestyles. Angharad ... to leave. "Will became very concerned about the air pollution as he is an ultra-marathoner," says Haldane. "He was really noticing the air quality when he was running, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1501490/bad-air-daze-air-pollution-and-our-children

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