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  1. Comment - Letters

    Give pedestrians more space by closing off side streets to traffic

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 06:26am by LETTERS

    ... and the Hang Seng Index has not collapsed, but the lack of through traffic saves the area from a lot of cars and buses sitting in traffic and from a lot of roadside air pollution. This demonstrates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1616530/give-pedestrians-more-space-closing-side-streets-traffic
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... that it is extracting too much groundwater, an official said. An anti-pollution official said the Mehdiganj plant in Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh had breached the conditions of its operating licence, prompting the closure order earlier this month. "The plant is closed following our orders," Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board secretary J.S. Yadav said on Wednesday. "They have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536436/coca-cola-plant-india-closed-pollution-authority
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Angie Bucu

    ... to WWF, adding, “It made me realise that we only need to think a little more and do a little more to ease the marine pollution problem.” Yeung hopes that by being involved, participants will gain ... ecologically or logically sound. Marcus Eriksen, of the 5 Gyres Institute, an NGO conducting research and education on plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, says the Ocean Cleanup project sends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1616902/coast-effective
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 18, 2014

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Ta Kwu Ling   Limit traffic in CBD to reduce air pollution While I support the student protests and applaud their peaceful handling of Occupy Central, like many others I have been ... the delightful absence of noise and air pollution. That stopped him in his tracks and he said, "Yes, what if it could be this way always?" So, a challenge to Hong Kong's urban planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1618865/letters-editor-october-18-2014
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... Angeles, a colony of canyons and beaches famous for the celebrities who call it home, is reeling from claims of toxic pollution, corruption and cover-up. The row revolves around Malibu High School, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620001/malibu-divided-over-fears-toxic-chemical-cover-public-school
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... clashes with police. The protesters voiced their opposition because they were worried about contamination of water sources and what effect air pollution from the plant could have ... hearing]. Measures must be taken to ensure that whatever plant is built it does not pollute the environment. Also, all individuals should do their bit to improve the environment by trying to change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1617888/letters-editor-october-17-2014
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Urban heat island effect big factor in climate change, Hong Kong records show

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by Wyss Yim

    ... per year- is not responsible for driving temperature increases. The real culprit is heat generated by human activities which causes pollution and evaporation, enabling more water vapour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1619452/urban-heat-island-effect-big-factor-climate-change-hong-kong
  8. Comment - Letters

    Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant I wish to correct what was stated in Peter Reid's letter (" Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution ", June 3) about the sludge treatment facility which is in the final stages of construction. Hong Kong is served by an intensive network of sewage treatment works, which generate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1530352/advanced-pollution-control-systems-sludge-treatment-plant
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving the construction of a huge canal to Tianjin and the other creating a massive artificial fresh air intake in the municipality's ... from the polluted Bohai Gulf. The canal could also ease smog by allowing dry land along its banks to be irrigated to stop fine dust particles wafting into the capital, BASS said. Beijing would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  10. News - China - ECONOMICS

    Party paper hits out at foreign firms, alleging widespread tax avoidance

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Li Jing

    ... created pollution and labour welfare burdens during their operations- costs that had be shouldered by local communities. More than 400,000 foreign firms operated on the mainland, including 490 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615926/party-paper-hits-out-foreign-firms-alleging-widespread-tax-avoidance

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