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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Business - China Business - MANUFACTURING

    Tangshan mill closure reflects wider problems in Chinese steel industry

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... The Xinming Steel Pipe plant in Tangshan, a polluted industrial city that produces more steel a year than the entire United States, shut earlier this month, leaving more than 400 workers and a host ... at closing obsolete and polluting steel works. After a devastating 1976 earthquake killed at least 250,000 people and levelled much of the city, Tangshan was given free rein to use steel to rebuild ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557738/tangshan-mill-closure-reflects-wider-problems-chinese-steel
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food after admitting that nearly one-fifth of the nation’s soil – including 19.4 per cent of its crop-growing areas – is polluted Worst-hit areas are those where there have been years of unrestricted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  10. News - China Insider - NATURE

    World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the creature’s habitat is encroached by rising pollution. “This aquatic insect only reproduces in the highest quality water, far away from cities,” he said. “Its potential habitat is getting smaller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1558091/worlds-largest-aquatic-insect-discovered-chinas-sichuan-province

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