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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei's multimillion-yuan studies find smog is coming from neighbours

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:22pm by Li Jing

    ... expensive and labour-intensive. For instance, Beijing municipal environmental monitoring centre has spent “several million yuan” on importing a piece of equipment which can analyse heavy-metal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544375/beijing-tianjin-and-hebeis-multimillion-yuan-studies-find-smog-coming
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... market, China may discover that it is not that expensive to have a climate policy," said Delbeke. Su Wei, director of the climate change department at the National Development and Reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520161/eu-urges-china-roll-out-carbon-trading-nationwide-ahead-2020-target
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... China is putting it to use most aggressively. Similar grids- but on much smaller scales- are being tried in Russia and Japan. The central government decided to approve the hugely expensive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512282/china-build-new-hi-tech-power-grid-help-fight-pollution
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Firms take dim view of energy costs pushed up by climate change: poll

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... ends. Environment officials have said both options will be more expensive, without elaborating. In the absence of cost estimates, many firms could not use the criterion of affordability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511482/firms-take-dim-view-energy-costs-pushed-climate-change-poll
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cut corners led to expensive Magic Road palm tree fiasco

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Contractor skipped quarantine that would have caught the bugs now killing the trees Cut corners led to palm tree fiasco The bugs attacking expensive palm trees on the avenue leading to Hong Kong Disneyland could have been caught if the trees had been subjected to the required stringent quarantine. But the procedure was bypassed by a government contractor, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1317003/cut-corners-led-expensive-magic-road-palm-tree-fiasco
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... and fished." The expensive fish was almost absent from the market now, she said, adding that a palm-sized one could fetch up to HK$500. Previous attempts to farm the fish have proved commercially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493750/protection-urged-home-rare-fish
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... experience in building and operating large-scale desalination facilities, so the government must source reliable- but expensive- materials elsewhere. The Caofeidian plant is heavily dependent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... "The construction of a solar tower is expensive and the energy it produces will be higher in cost than that from coal-fired power plants, but if you consider the cost of other measures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487659/solar-chimneys-may-help-solve-chinas-energy-woes
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... 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 ... of the city's developer. "It should not be an expensive project funded mainly through government subsidies." He said the project had made strides over the past year, selling about 400 homes ...

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

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the company, from farmers to salespeople, are deeply concerned," he said. Agricultural companies are experimenting with counter-measures, including installing expensive and electricity-guzzling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434700/china-smog-threatens-agriculture-nuclear-fallout-conditions-warn

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