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  1. News - Asia - NATURE

    Japan agrees to buy fewer eels from neighbours in bid to protect species

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:53pm by AP

    ... for Conservation of Nature says barriers along waterways, pollution and changes in ocean conditions are hurting the eel species. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says officials must act now to curb emissions Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome here In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind. Equally, we think of the sight of giant ocean-going vessels sailing in local ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... underground. Industrial and agricultural pollution is also putting pressure on the system, with latest official data showing nearly 60 per cent of groundwater is either polluted or heavily polluted ... or about 11 per cent of the national territory, was being monitored for groundwater quality, according to Zhang. Experts also said standards failed to cover some key pollutants that were becoming ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 21, 2014

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... needless light pollution I write to express my concern about the unnecessary levels of light pollution in Hong Kong. Buildings are wasting energy on useless advertisements. Skyscrapers turn on all ... on these advertisements. They only serve to pollute our environment and prevent us seeing the stars in the sky. Shops even turn on their lights when they are shut, affecting nearby residents. Health specialists ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Officials ignoring the obvious advantages of zero-waste policy

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... waste separation at source, no official recycling and total carbon pollution to air" waste policy. The only solution is an expensive, air combustion mega incinerator, which has severe ... the questionable new Tuen Mun sewage sludge incinerator; and the Tsing Yi industrial and toxic waste incinerator with its pollutants over Mid-Levels and The Peak. What vested interests benefit from ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution Official information on the completion, operation and output of the world's largest sewage sludge incinerator, in Tuen ... of global warming gases and other pollutants into the surrounding air. A passive-smoking analogy is apt. It is equivalent to a giant cigarette burning 2,000 tonnes of organic matter every day, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government plan to extend railway network is welcome

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... health. According to the government, roadside air pollution and greenhouse gases can be expected to fall by 2-4 per cent a year when the new lines are completed. They will also help ease ...

  9. News - World - MOTORING

    Solar-powered family car completes LA-San Francisco test run

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:15pm by AFP

    ... to San Francisco to join sponsor NXP Semiconductors of The Netherlands in an event focused on a future in which roads are made safer and air pollution reduced by cars that "talk" to one ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the water quality in Port Shelter, the harbour south of the Sai Kung peninsula. Cheng said government data show that levels of nitrate and ammonia, the two most common pollutants, have been stable ...




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