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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Top air scientists and health experts yesterday called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle the choking air pollution that has long plagued ... environmental areas.” The clarion call comes at a time of growing awareness and concern about the effects of air pollution, particularly on elderly people and young children. Outdoor air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407775/experts-urged-improve-collaboration-combat-air-pollution
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to get tough with polluters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to get tough with polluters Negative perceptions arising from poor travel services and traffic congestion, serious air pollution in major cities, food safety scandals ... Clearly they are confident of a profitable turnaround. But it could depend on how serious the central government is about enforcing new air-quality goals, since research indicates pollution has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1404950/time-beijing-get-tough-polluters
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Saharan dust shrouds London as pollution rises Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa shrouded skyscrapers in London's financial district, coated residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  4. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its ... of international agriculture at China Agricultural University. China suffers from chronic drought and desertification, and has compounded its problems in recent decades by polluting the land or building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464264/china-invests-farms-overseas-development-and-pollution-threaten-its
  5. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 22, 2014

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:50pm

    ... Dialogue Protests have left waste incinerators sitting idle and rubbish piling up in Chinese cities. Can new pollution standards fix the problem? How China is tackling its sex problem |Source: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1557047/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-22-2014
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... the use of electric vehicles – especially among private consumers – as it seeks to cut down on pollution. Minister of Sciences and Technology Wan Gang announced preferential policies that could ... on its agenda because electric vehicle does not only save energy, but also avoids pollution,” Wan said in a press briefing on the sidelines of the Sino-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:17pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... of between 15 and 75 per cent of four key air pollutants, the report therefore believes that no serious mitigation measures are required. As a result, the authority would not have to do much to gain ... high air pollution levels, an average of 15 days per year. That is five times the standard of a maximum of three days a year for different districts. Tung Chung records the worst results among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1553977/third-runway-environmental-report-must-be-challenged-lawmakers-and-residents
  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Sino-Dutch consortium spends up on feasibility study for tidal energy

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... impact assessed. It has the potential to help China lessen its dependence on foreign suppliers and increase production of clean energy to help cut air pollution. But even if it passes economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556929/sino-dutch-consortium-spends-feasibility-study-tidal-energy
  9. Comment - Blogs

    Coke's smoggy battle, KFC's 'dead chicken bounce'

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:24am by Doug Young

    ... reports say Coke is offering generous incentives to attract foreigners to work in Beijing due to the city's heavy air pollution, reflecting a recent broader problem faced by many ... widely quoted over the past year saying air pollution has become a serious obstacle to recruiting expatriates to work in China. The problem is particularly acute in Beijing due to the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1555542/cokes-smoggy-battle-kfcs-dead-chicken-bounce
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... pollution in Hong Kong, and the situation is hardly going to improve once trucks and buses start rumbling across the bridge to Macau. The air quality standards for these projects are supposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook

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