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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Saharan dust shrouds London as pollution rises Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa shrouded skyscrapers in London's financial district, coated residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  2. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    China invests in farms overseas as development and pollution threaten its fields

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 03:55am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times in Beijing Investment in overseas agriculture soars as the world's most populous country sees its own farmland threatened by development and pollution China sets its ... of international agriculture at China Agricultural University. China suffers from chronic drought and desertification, and has compounded its problems in recent decades by polluting the land or building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1464264/china-invests-farms-overseas-development-and-pollution-threaten-its
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... public transport. Perhaps, then, we could show a good example to other Chinese cities which are struggling with rising motor vehicle usage and airborne pollution. Cecilia Li, Fanling   Third ... protection. The government must come up with ways to mitigate the effects of the construction of a new runway on the marine ecology in order to reduce marine pollution. Choki Chung Cho-kiu, Hung Hom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1561424/letters-editor-july-29-2014
  4. News - China - COMMUNIST PARTY

    Communist Party must win 'eight new battles' to hold onto power in China, scholar warns

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 08:12pm by Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com

    ... and “universal values”. Li said that domestically, official corruption, pollution and the crisis of social trust are severe problems. But the solutions don’t constitute any “great struggle”, but instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557572/communist-party-must-win-eight-new-battles-hold-power-china-scholar-warns
  5. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Police firing range targeted for possible housing near Kwu Tung new town

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... government leased sites to free up urban sites instead. Environmentalists expressed concern over the suitability of a firing range for development because of metal pollution. "There needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559399/police-firing-range-targeted-possible-housing-near-kwu-tung-new-town
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... 'war on pollution' Regulators have told the China’s two largest insurers to stop selling coverage against smog, a week after such policies were launched, the China Daily reported ... economic model. PICC last week offered coverage to Beijing residents against health risks caused by air pollution in the city, promising to pay 1,500 yuan (HK$1,891) to policy holders hospitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458375/china-regulators-order-end-smog-insurance-sales
  7. News - World - MINING

    Chinese copper mine halts operations in Peru over pollution claim

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 03:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Lima Chinese mine halts operations over pollution claim Chinalco Mining has shut down operations at its Toromocho copper mine in Peru after the country's environmental regulator found that it was contaminating two lakes. The regulator said the company was generating "acidic effluent" in the lakes high in the Andes in the district of Morococha, 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460977/peru-orders-chinalco-mining-giant-stop-waste-dumps-after-detecting
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Striking a SAR note

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... with woks, steamers and choppers? Finally, there's Pollution. A miserables musical featuring the songs of Air Supply, set in a haze of grey air, with lots of smoke machines. The audience could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1555555/rant-striking-sar-note
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Toll has doubled in just eight years, with World Health Organisation saying poor air quality, indoors and out, has multiple health impacts Air pollution kills 7m a year around globe Around seven million people died in 2012 as a result of exposure to air pollution, accounting for one in eight deaths around the globe, the World Health Organisation said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457199/pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-says-who-report
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... questioned whether specialised anti-smog technology, including the use of drones to disperse air pollution with chemicals, will have any significant impact on the problem. Their concerns come after ... million) this year carrying out experiments aimed at reducing air pollution, the city government said. No details were given of the equipment to be tested, but the cash will come on top of routine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453125/scientists-cast-doubt-over-beijing-smog-busting-technology-projects

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