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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... have long complained that the standard of health care in rural areas lags urban areas. Experts believe a unified urban-rural medical insurance system will provide rural farmers better coverage, ... Zhang Hong in Beijing hong.zhang@scmp.com Delegates more concerned by pollution Pollution has become a much greater concern for delegates to China's top political advisory body, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... water was good and up to international standards. Zhao Tianhong , a veterinarian by training who is now a water expert with the Beijing Health Care Association, told China News Service that her ... with Beijing's municipal government coming under particularly heavy fire. Li Fuxing , Zhao's 73-year-old husband, told China News Service yesterday that Beijing's tap water was not a problem. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122451/beijing-couples-tap-water-protest-goes-down-plughole
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    Up to lawmakers now to do their part to phase out old polluting vehicles

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:38am by Freda Fung

    ... if passed, should offer significant health benefits, and lead to substantially lower health care costs associated with air pollution in the long term. Hong Kong is not the first to encourage phasing ... Freda Fung Freda Fung urges legislators to protect the public by passing long-overdue regulations to stop old diesel vehicles polluting our roadside air Bill of health A bill that seeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1378842/lawmakers-now-do-their-part-phase-out-old-polluting-vehicles
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ... cheap," said Tao Ran, acting director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Centre for Public Policy. "If coal doesn't become much more expensive, then enterprises won't use more green ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... growth have hit China’s environment hard and Beijing’s often choking air has become a symbol of the pollution crisis. Public anger over pollution in different places has sparked protests ... generated in Beijing, 31 per cent came from vehicles, 22.4 per cent from coal burning and 18.1 per cent from industry, according to China Environmental News, a publication of the Ministry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Alibaba starts national survey on pollution China's battle against pollution is getting some help from Jack Ma Yun's 500-million-strong army of mobile internet users. Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness. With palm-sized testing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ... government statistics, show a drop in re-export volumes of 17.5 per cent. This was driven by a 90 per cent drop in re-exports to mainland China from 1.2 million kilograms in 2012 to 113,973kg. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil ... leaking from a buried pipeline of Lanzhou Petrochemical, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation. The investigation result was revealed by the chief of the city's environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478754/crude-oil-leak-blamed-gansu-water-contamination
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Boos from public gallery as lawmakers fail to reach any agreement on 'urgent' proposed landfill extension and incinerator plant HK$20 ... Kwan O landfill and the construction of a waste incinerator plant in Shek Kwu Chau. The deferral, at the legislature's public works subcommittee, pushes the issue to the next meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippine Airlines urged to halt shark-fin cargo after 6.5 tonne shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm

    ... in Sheung Wan. About 100 groups and individuals have given their support to an open letter sent to senior executives of the airline, urging them to publicly commit to ending the trade. Overall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486043/philippine-airlines-urged-halt-shark-fin-cargo-after-65-tonne

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