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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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

    US and China collaborating on clean energy projects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Fear of global warming has sparked a surprising collaboration, with China and the US working together on a number of clean-energy projects Rivals trying to clear the air The threat of climate change is driving China and the US- frequent rivals and the world's two largest greenhouse-gas emitters- to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597558/us-and-china-collaborating-clean-energy-projects
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Study offers an energy saver for policymakers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... University's public policy department, and Thomas Tang from the AECOM consultancy. Francesch-Huidobro said there was a vacuum when it came to climate strategy in the city, and her model could help fill ... Policy tools were also found to make a difference- from regulation and tax breaks to public education. Francesch-Huidobro said measures to manage demand were as effective as adjusting the fuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597578/study-offers-energy-saver-policymakers
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on their doors and make home visits intensively to explain the purpose of the trials, on top of a lot of education and publicity activities," he said. Yip said he felt the prepaid bags were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... waste incinerator project continued in Huizhou in Guangdong yesterday ahead of today's close of the public consultation over the plan. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the county's government building and a public square, as anti-riot police stood monitoring the situation, according to several residents. The protest followed a bigger rally on Saturday, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... meagre results. Other tools were needed, from coaxing carbon cuts from corporations to agitating for bike lanes and better public transport in cities, went this thinking. "Governments still ... Scientists, said activists could draw from a deeper well of public awareness compared with the past. "In the US, there is tremendous interest and growing awareness," he said. "People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596888/time-climate-take-centre-stage-activists-say-ahead-un-summit
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog likely to leave us choking all weekend

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Kong's air pollution index yesterday hit its maximum for the ninth time this year, with pollutants stubbornly hanging around as still weather conditions enveloped southern China. People ... before the pollutants start to disperse." A tropical storm edging close to southern China is unlikely to bring relief. The Observatory expects the storm, Fung-wong, to begin heading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596300/smog-likely-leave-us-choking-all-weekend

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