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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising imp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212552/air-quality-beijing-second-worst-out-31-mainland-cities
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Darkness at noon as worst dust storm in months mixes with morning smog

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... An acrid mix of desert dust and urban smog pushes capital's air quality index off the scale before arrival of lung-saving northwesterly change The sun vanished and nearby buildings disappeared from view across northern China yesterday morning as the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1163926/darkness-noon-worst-dust-storm-months-mixes-morning-smog
  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan looks west and holds its breath as Chinese pollution heads its way

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Pollution that has been choking the mainlandis heading our way, scientist in Tokyo warns The choking pollution that has shrouded large parts of the mainland is moving east to Japan, threatening to push levels of health-threatening PM2.5 particles there be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140588/japan-looks-west-and-holds-its-breath-chinese-pollution-heads-its-way
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cactus needles give clues on how to battle smog

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Researchers looking for new methods to fight the mainland's chronic air pollution find inspiration in the needles of a cactus When Ju Jie and her colleagues published the results of their research into the fog-collecting abilities of cactus in the sc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1146283/cactus-needles-give-clues-how-battle-smog
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com A week after capital was hit by the worst smog in months, official report reveals a 11 per cent fall in levels of hazardous air particles over the past six months compared with last year Only last week Beijing was choked with the worst smog in months, yet the air quality in the capital has actually improved in the first six months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  6. 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 level of trace metals in China's air The air in China contains 10 to 20 times more fine metallic particles than in the United States, according to scientists studying samples of air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... Kong last year and began to see her hometown in a new light. She also gained fresh appreciation of her family's trust in her ability to take care of herself: "Now I realise how young ... per cent of the city is green- and document what they see. Her venture got a jumpstart from the National Geographic Society through its Young Explorers Grant, which supports innovative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New hi-tech grid to help fight pollution China will build the world's largest high-power electricity transmission network as part of the country's efforts to battle smog and pollution. The State Grid Corporation of China- the world's largest state-owned utilities company- said on its website that the central government would ...

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

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials investigate whether pollution, causing unsafe levels of ammonia and nitrogen, is coming from Yangtze Hundreds of thousands of residents were affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495838/thousands-wuhan-see-taps-shut-day-amid-stinky-water-contamination
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The authorities defend plans to build a large desalination plant at the polluted Bohai Gulf to pump much-needed supplies the capital Beijing looks to the ocean to ease water shortages Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, ...

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

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