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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- November 20, 20145

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 08:22am

    ... Despite persecution, guardian of Lake Tai spotlights China’s polluters |Source: New York Times Lake Tai remains a pungent symbol of China’s inability to tackle some of its most serious ... |Source: Phayul Beijing considers how to harness wind to blow away pollution |Source: New York Times- Sinosphere Websites offering subtitles for foreign TV shows, movies shut down |Source: Caixin ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan I refer to the report (" Tai Po beach clears court hurdle ", August 13). Why does the government rush ahead with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Proposed incinerator will be world's most expensive bonfire

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... data, this will require the extension of all three landfills. The reality is that the incinerator is a poor choice for Hong Kong on account that it is old technology. It does pollute (why else ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Findings will help urban planners minimise impact of air pollution on residents Scientists study 'street canyon' health risks Health risk ... pollution and health. Researchers from Britain, Canada and Hong Kong are conducting a three-dimensional air quality study in the city, which has a unique urban morphology- a dominance of high-rises ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic waste tops list of rubbish found on Hong Kong's beaches

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Plastic waste tops list of rubbish on beaches Plastic waste poses one of the biggest threats of pollution on Hong Kong's beaches, this year's International Coastal Clean-up programme has found. For the first time since the Green Council began organising the event in 2008, plastic items topped the list of marine debris found on the city's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Climate change deal is a positive step for Sino-US relations

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... aimed at reaching a binding global accord on emission cuts. China's undertaking reflects recent experience of worsening pollution and its realisation that the current rate of economic ... emissions, this still would not be enough to counteract carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world. "We need to solve this problem together because neither one of us can solve ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Young innovators scoop awards in national contest

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that can reduce the use of formaldehyde in wood products or help anyone test drinking water for pollutants have helped four high school scientists claim top prizes at a national competition. ... of three projects nationwide to earn the top "future scientist" award, the first time a Hong Kong girl had received the honour. "Water and air pollution are the most serious ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies to more than 50,000 villagers in nearby areas, state media reported yesterday. Environmental protection officials found traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate in the reservoir ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    670,000 smog-related deaths a year: the cost of China's reliance on coal

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:32am by Jing Li

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Smog killed 670,000 people in 2012, says mainland study on pollution Deadly cost of China's reliance on coal Smog caused by coal consumption killed ... the country's current pricing system has largely failed to reflect the true costs," Teng said. Tiny particulate pollutants, especially those smaller than 2.5 micrograms (known as PM2.5), were ...

  10. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    HKEx to launch thermal coal contract early next year

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... contract has been clouded by uncertainty over the outlook for the industry amid government concerns over pollution, marked by a slumping coal price. However, some analysts believe demand for a coal ...




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