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  1. 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
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Photographer defies light pollution to capture stunning night shots of Hong Kong skies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 08:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... pollution, but undaunted astronomy photographers are still finding ways to snap captivating shots of the stars above us.   Mew Chu is one such photographer. A computer animator and toy designer, Chu ... astronomy shots have been featured in the Hong Kong Space Museum, and the photographer has lent his knowledge of the city's skies to a 2008 light pollution research project at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507457/photographer-defies-light-pollution-capture-stunning-night
  3. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Chinese researchers find way to grow more food without environmental toll

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... effectively. The average utilisation rate of nitrogen fertiliser, the most common type, for the three major crops is just 33 per cent. The rest pollutes the soil and water. The team compared yields ... "If we follow the suggested ways [in the report] on a large scale, it will help ease pollution a lot," he said. Zhang said China would need about 650 million tonnes of grain annually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585417/chinese-researchers-find-way-grow-more-food-without-environmental-toll
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fishing heritage may be the one that got away

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by Vivienne Chow

    ... But some locals in the industry have said pollution and the actions of mainland fishermen- some of whom are accused of electrocuting or even poisoning fish- are doing the real damage. And Lai says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592493/fishing-heritage-may-be-one-got-away
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Families packing up and leaving Hong Kong over pollution life expectancy fears

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 11:08pm by ANGHARD HAMPSHIRE

    ... Angharad Hampshire With children the most at risk from Hong Kong's air pollution, some families have reluctantly packed up and left behind friends and comfortable lifestyles. Angharad ... to leave. "Will became very concerned about the air pollution as he is an ultra-marathoner," says Haldane. "He was really noticing the air quality when he was running, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1501490/bad-air-daze-air-pollution-and-our-children
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... to bolster the fight against pollution The government is set to pass law changes that will give it more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and place protected regions off-limits ... the Ministry of Environmental Protection greater authority to take on polluters. While some details of the fourth draft were still under discussion, it had been agreed that the principle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  7. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Formula E begins with a whisper in China

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... environmentally friendly fuels on the rise, the symbolism of the new formula's debut in the shadow of the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing- a city regularly blanketed by choking pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1590276/formula-e-begins-whisper-china
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... security deter families from wanting children. So, too, do small flats, crowded streets, pollution and a shortage of places for recreation. Smaller families also have benefits for societies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588035/migrants-can-help-fill-gaps-asias-greying-societies
  9. News - China

    Beijing bans kebab vendors' grills to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:50pm

    ... Reuters Alarmed by pollution in the Chinese capital, authorities in Beijing will crack down on smoky outdoor grills from May 1, in a move that will hit the city’s popular kebab stalls, ... of lamb, beef, chicken wings and vegetables are cooked must be moved inside. Years of unfettered economic growth have taken their toll on China’s environment, and pollution is a major source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500651/sledgehammer-crack-nut-beijing-bans-kebab-vendors-outdoor-grills-tackle
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong company probed after 'claiming animal feed oil was edible'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:18pm by Emily Tsang, Timmy Sung and Lawrence Chung

    ... and its invoice indicated it was "fit for human consumption" and free from pollution. "We feel that the way [Globalway] handled [this] oil may be problematic, and we are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589423/taiwan-probes-how-company-gutter-oil-scandal-got-shipments-hong-kong

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