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  1. News - China

    China city caps car-buying to curb pollution

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tianjin Another Chinese city has capped the total number of car licence plates it will issue annually, state media said Sunday, following moves by Beijing and other metropolises to curb pollution and congestion. The world’s most populous nation is also the world’s largest car-buyer. But it is trying to curb poor air quality and other environmental damages caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1388314/china-city-caps-car-buying-curb-pollution
  2. News - China - CLIMATE

    Rich nations outsourcing pollution to China, says UN report

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Rich nations 'outsourcing pollution' The world's richest countries are increasingly outsourcing their carbon pollution to China and other rising economies, ... gradual rise in emissions. For the poorest countries in the world, however, emissions have flatlined since 1990. Factories in China and other rising economies now produce more carbon pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409983/rich-nations-outsourcing-pollution-china-says-un-report
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pollution at the heart of China's water woes

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says while China may recognise the scale of its water crisis, it is not doing enough to clean up its polluted waterways or reduce demand, focusing instead on costly diversion projects Source of the problem While much attention is being paid to the negative consequences of environmental pollution in China, another crisis is brewing, with equally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1411851/pollution-heart-chinas-water-woes
  4. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijingers see clear sky for first time in weeks thanks to strong winds

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:08pm by Amy Li

    ... fine particles and driving away pollutants, air quality monitoring sites showed. The air quality index released by the US Embassy showed that the density of PM2.5 fine particles – considered ... environmental monitoring centre reported that air quality levels in major districts were “excellent,” or at “level one,” the least polluted level on a scale of one to six, with six being the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1420490/beijingers-see-clear-sky-first-time-weeks-thanks-strong-winds
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Lanzhou court rejects residents' lawsuit over contaminated water

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:36pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Individuals don't meet legal criteria to sue on public's behalf for pollution Lanzhou court bars residents' lawsuit A Lanzhou court has said ... Court said on Monday that five residents who sought legal action did not qualify under the law to bring a public interest suit in an environmental pollution case, Modern Jin Bao said. Only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1482831/lanzhou-court-rejects-residents-lawsuit-over-contaminated-water
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog returns to blanket Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:33pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Air pollution likely to last until at least Thursday with people advised to wear facemasks and the elderly and children told to limit time outdoors Smog back in Beijing after brief glimpse of blue skies Beijing was once again blanketed in smog yesterday, with the capital's authorities warning that the air pollution will last until at least Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1456198/smog-returns-blanket-beijing
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Locals fume as polluting tour buses choke scenic Repulse Bay

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:34am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Ban on idling engines is widely flouted and traffic wardens are nowhere to be seen as mainland tour groups add to woes of popular seaside spot Locals fume as buses choke Repulse Bay Repulse Bay fought its way back from foul waters that almost closed its beach 25 years ago. But the scenic seaside spot faces another pollution threat: an invasion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410157/locals-fume-polluting-tour-buses-choke-scenic-repulse-bay
  8. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Dust busters: Beijing to require cameras at construction sites for stricter smog policing

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:01am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Municipal government zooms in on builders with latest anti-pollution measures Construction sites in Beijing will come under closer scrutiny as the municipal government seeks ... construction materials. The Communist Party this year declared a “war on smog” after persistent air pollution choked the capital and other cities since last year. Provinces and cities have been ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466871/dust-busters-beijing-require-cameras-construction-sites-stricter-smog
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that we have topped the 84-city list, it would be a mistake to rest on our laurels. A relentless annual rise in the number of vehicles and high levels of transport-related air pollution threaten ... of bicycle paths and facilities, citing the transportation mode as being good for health and cutting air pollution. Bicycles are generally not on the authorities' public transport radar, though; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1467830/bumps-ahead-hong-kongs-transport-road
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Skyscraper sprinkler system seen as way to reduce China's air pollution

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com When it comes to air pollution, just spray for relief The idea came to Yu Shaocai while he was watching a garden being watered: to curb air pollution ... "can be one of the permanent solutions to air pollution in megacities globally, in addition to other solutions such as emission controls". If we are successful, our work can be followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1407705/skyscraper-sprinkler-system-seen-way-reduce-chinas-air-pollution

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