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  1. News - China - WATER CRISIS

    Beijing residents defy law to sink own wells in search of clean water

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Li Jing

    ... is slightly muddy. Ma said they would let the water flow for a few days to clear it of pollutants before piping it into nearby households. None of this patchwork of essential infrastructure has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590237/beijing-residents-defy-law-sink-own-wells-search-clean-water
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went to Delhi. Indeed 13 of the top 20 cities in the world with the dirtiest air were to be found in India, three in Pakistan, and one in Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and Bangladesh. These findings were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  8. 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
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Traffic pollution seen as a major contributor to new asthma cases

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traffic pollution seen as major contributor to new asthma cases By the time you've finished reading this sentence, you've likely taken two breaths and inhaled about two litres of air. In a day, the average person will breathe in about 20,000 litres. Consider the amount of pollution that air contains and it's easy to imagine how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1508353/traffic-pollution-seen-major-contributor-new-asthma-cases
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Street workers such as newspaper vendors have no escape from the smog in Central, where rush-hour levels greatly exceed healthy limits 'Pollution: you ... problems can be dealt with, but pollution, you can't run or hide from it when working on the streets," said Lee, 62, who has been running the newspaper stand in Central with his sister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution

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