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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With transparency, China can lead world in safe nuclear power

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

    ... heavily polluted cities are reason alone to build more reactors; 79 per cent of power is produced by fossil- fuel-fired power stations, largely to blame for China's carbon dioxide emissions ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Biggest eyesore in Hong Kong is pollution, poll finds as planners urged to consider environment

    Posted May 29th 2014, 08:33am by Alex Millson

    ... the biggest eyesore – with pollution deemed to be a bigger blight than any concrete monstrosity. The city’s architectural gems, however, did not escape the wrath of many who posted their thoughts on Facebook – nor did the Brits, deemed by one reader to be the ugliest part of Hong Kong life. After pollution, the curved, windowless facade of the Cultural Centre which overlooks Victoria Harbour ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japanese business leaders visit China to boost economic and political ties

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:56am by KYODO

    ... issues, from increasing mutual investment to air pollution in China. The group has asked for a meeting with President Xi Jinping or Premier Li Keqiang. But a similar request was not accepted when ...

  4. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity Mainland water is widely regarded as an underpriced asset, given the huge demand and its relative scarcity. The mainland has about 7 per cent of the world's water yet uses about 16 per cent of it- a trend that is only likely to increase. Polluted water creates an additional stress on the system. The increase in polluted ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... affected by it are ever expanding." The central government declared "war" on pollution in March. And last month, the legislature passed amendments to the environmental protection law, the first revisions to the statute in 25 years, which allow for tougher penalties on polluters. One of the areas hardest hit by smog is the Jing-Jin-Ji region, shorthand for the expanse ...

  6. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the country seeks to stem public anger over premature deaths while weaning the economy off over-dependence on energy-guzzling heavy industry. Beijing’s ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands protest against waste incinerator plans in Guangdong town

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 07:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fearing air and water pollution, thousands in Luoyang, Guangdong, march and clash with police Protest hits incinerator plan Several thousand people took ... government retaliation. "Burning will definitely cause air pollution. We are concerned about the health of our children." The demonstration came four months after a massive protest over ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - FEATURE

    Up, up and away

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Tsai. Floating booms were soon deployed by the Marine Department's pollution control unit, to contain a small oil slick. "There was only a light sheen of oil which escaped when she ... been from pollution, so the first thing was to block up all the outlets and make sure that couldn't happen." The joint-venture salvage contractors awarded the job were local firm Yew ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Top 10 highlights of Occupy Central so far

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:02pm by James Griffiths

    ... and Admiralty remain completely closed to cars. Low pollution has proved to be an unexpected but welcome side-effect of the protests, with Environmental Protection Department data showing that air ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 30, 2014

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by LETTERS

    ... efficiency in my studies (at least in the context of computation), I am fascinated by things of this nature. But I cannot help but despair at the costs. The amount of waste and pollution generated ...




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