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  1. Business - China Business - Electric vehicles

    FAW eyes sales of electric vehicles in China's most polluted cities

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:51am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com FAW eyes sales of electric vehicles in polluted cities FAW Group, the mainland's third largest carmaker, hopes to sell several thousand electric vehicles ... pollution, particularly those that have set limits on new [non-electric] car licences," Dai Dali, general manager of the Changchun-based firm's new energy vehicle unit, told the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1501507/faw-eyes-sales-electric-vehicles-chinas-most-polluted-cities
  2. Comment

    China's new climate policy providing valuable lessons worldwide

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:46pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... China's efforts to curb pollution and environmental destruction, while shifting to a more sustainable growth model, can provide valuable lessons for governments worldwide. The first step towards sustainable economic growth is to recognise, as China's leaders have, that pollution- produced largely through coal-fired power plants- is profoundly damaging citizens' lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1561192/chinas-new-climate-policy-providing-valuable-lessons-worldwide
  3. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... to check current trends could include water tariff increases and stiffer penalties for polluting. "The water issue has the potential to be cataclysmic," said Michele Ledgerwood, senior ... breaching pollution guidelines, though detractors often argue such penalities do not go far enough. The challenges facing China are formidable. Nahal said 45 per cent of the nation's gross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560683/clean-water-access-offers-flood-business-opportunities
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - AIR POLLUTION

    Coal's continuing dominance in Chinese energy supply makes clean-air campaign an uphill battle

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:57am by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg Will moves by the world’s largest energy consumer to reduce its reliance on coal have any effect on China’s pollution crisis, asks Gerard Burg ‘Airpocalyse’ and ‘Beijing cough’ are terms commonly used to describe the air pollution crisis in China nowadays, as official data shows that China last year had the largest number of smoggy days out of any over the past 52 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496542/coals-continuing-dominance-chinese-energy-supply-makes-clean
  5. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... established a special tribunal to settle lawsuits about the environment and natural resources, its spokesman said yesterday, as the country seeks to bolster its legal fight against polluters. The tribunal would review lawsuits related to pollution, mineral resources and ecological damage that are lodged with local courts, provide judicial guidance on such cases for lower courts, and draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546086/new-tribunal-review-environmental-lawsuits-and-offer-advice-lower-courts
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Dealing with soil pollution priority Unlike air pollution, soil contamination cannot be so easily seen. Yet it is arguably more harmful to health, due to its impact on food ... kilometres- two-thirds of China's land area- showed 16.1 per cent of soil and 19.1 per cent of arable land had been contaminated. The main pollutants were cadmium, nickel and arsenic, the result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496181/china-must-tackle-soil-pollution-priority-safeguard-food
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Lobby network discusses air pollution Clean Air Network meets journalists to give its views on government data on air quality collected in the first half of this year. It will report that Hong Kong's air quality still falls greatly short of World Health Organisation standards and that roadside pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555463/talking-points
  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China’s pollution altering US weather, claim scientists

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic China’s air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific ocean and altering weather patterns in north America, according to scientists in the US. A team from Texas, California and Washington State has found that pollution from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485843/chinas-pollution-altering-us-weather-claim-scientists
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The authorities defend plans to build a large desalination plant at the polluted Bohai Gulf to pump much-needed supplies the capital Beijing looks to the ocean to ease water shortages Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com First findings of 8-year government soil analysis may not give accurate picture, experts warn More detailed land pollution study urged Experts have called for more detailed analysis of the extent of soil pollution on the mainland to gauge its seriousness, after the government released its first findings from an eight-year study. The first nationwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts

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