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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Seeking the Cave, by James Lenfestey

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by David Wilson

    ... is impressive when directly addressing ills including pollution and worse. "Driving the freeway through thick fog … we came upon the smoking remains of another epic freeway pileup- trucks crumpled, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1592319/book-review-seeking-cave-james-lenfestey
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - FEATURE

    Ganga management

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... the river every day. By the time it reaches Varanasi it has become one of the most polluted rivers in the world. Varanasi flings its own special confection into the toxic brew: partially cremated, ... are polluted by raw sewage and other filth. The Ganges, though, has a new champion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a devout Hindu who contested the May general election from Varanasi and won the seat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1589301/ganga-management
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2014

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... be swift to avoid the air pollution. I would be incredulous if the majority don't view this as ludicrous and frustrating. If people who are ignorant and ill-informed cannot be encouraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1595598/letters-editor-september-19-2014
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Action needed on red tides

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and warmer-than-usual surface temperatures. Global warming is seen as a reason for the increase in red-tide numbers. But how many are naturally occurring and which are the result of pollution is not known. Some researchers point to the heavily polluted Pearl River as a major source; others blame our own agricultural run-off and sewage being dumped into the sea. While clean-up measures have apparently made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1583250/concerted-action-needed-red-tides
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... another environmental advocacy group based in Beijing. Tian and other environmentalists were surprised that the ministry had relaxed the emission limits for these pollutants after soliciting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Beijing Bohème updates Giacomo Puccini's opera to modern times

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by DARREN WEE

    ... bitter reality of nasty pollution and difficult political issues."   House of Siren, 64 Robinson Road, Central, September 16-20, 8pm, HK$495 includes drink (students HK$195). Inquiries: 6718 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589235/art-preview-beijing-boheme-updates-giacomo-puccinis-opera-modern
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... But some locals in the industry have said pollution and the actions of mainland fishermen- some of whom are accused of electrocuting or even poisoning fish- are doing the real damage. And Lai says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  9. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Chinese researchers find way to grow more food without environmental toll

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... effectively. The average utilisation rate of nitrogen fertiliser, the most common type, for the three major crops is just 33 per cent. The rest pollutes the soil and water. The team compared yields ... "If we follow the suggested ways [in the report] on a large scale, it will help ease pollution a lot," he said. Zhang said China would need about 650 million tonnes of grain annually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585417/chinese-researchers-find-way-grow-more-food-without-environmental-toll
  10. 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

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