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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Chris Lau After the pepper spray, protesters face pollution Pepper spray aside, Occupy Central protesters could be facing a health risk from air pollution by remaining out on the streets. While the threat had been low due to less traffic since the demonstrations began, the Environmental Protection Department yesterday changed its health risk forecast to "high" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604875/occupy-central-protesters-face-health-risk-pollution-alert-raised
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks Apec summit with extra public holiday, moves to cut pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city government departments, and reintroduced an odd-even licence plate scheme to ease traffic on the roads during the Apec summit next ... traffic controllers would restrict private cars on the road based on whether the last digit of the licence plate was odd or even, Xinhua reported. From November 3 to 12, the number of public buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1613232/beijing-marks-apec-summit-extra-public-holiday-moves-cut-pollution
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... "hazardous" pollution, posing a health risk to the entire population. With less than two weeks to go until the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the authorities are under massive pressure ... rolled out in Shandong province, which said it would cut emissions by 30 per cent during the forum. The Beijing municipal government has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621658/hebei-orders-factory-shutdowns-stop-smog-casting-pall-over-apec
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian plan to protect Great Barrier reef inadequate, scientists say

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... the reef's health after Unesco threatened to put it on the World Heritage "in danger" list. Environment Minister Greg Hunt has said the proposal reflects an effort to balance the priorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626911/australian-plan-protect-great-barrier-reef-inadequate-scientists-say
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail, says US environmental group

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:51pm

    ... in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. “An estimated 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010 were caused by ambient air pollution, and shipping is a significant source of these air pollution and health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627478/china-shipping-delivers-toxic-pollution-cocktail-says-us-group
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    US report says China's war on pollution is being lost at ports

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... million premature deaths in China in 2010 were caused by ambient air pollution, and shipping is a significant source of these air-pollution and health problems." Seven of the 10 biggest ports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627816/us-report-says-chinas-war-pollution-being-lost-ports
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... could help to lower the health risks to workers using or working with the machines. The proposal will be introduced to the legislature next year. If passed, it would go into effect in April. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626174/old-machinery-exempt-emission-standards-proposal
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... regulations. An air pollution researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences agreed, adding that the current situation could lead to a health crisis in the coming decades. "Today the public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean the World recyclers collect unwanted soap from hotels for the needy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Peninsula chain, said it was important to find a balance between luxury and sustainability. According to Unicef and the World Health Organisation, more than 340,000 children under five died from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625274/clean-world-recyclers-collect-unwanted-soap-hotels-needy
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 01:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... on earth can the problem be solved? Apparently [the authorities] have not taken it seriously," one microblogger said. The municipal government has announced a six-day public holiday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623693/yellow-alert-issued-beijing-smog-forecast-blanket-capital-until-weekend

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