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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... health standards. If successfully implemented, the “wind pathways” concept can effectively disperse the city’s pollutants, Shao said. “The way it works is much like designing traffic roads to guide and divert traffic”. But he also stressed it is not the only solution. “Incorporating the concept into city planing is important in treating air pollution, but it is still a supplementary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... and traffic dust, among others. INFOGRAPHIC: You're choking! Where particulate matter comes from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Study links air pollution and dense traffic to smaller babies

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:45pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Study finds that babies born in areas with dense traffic are more likely to have a lower birthweight and a smaller head circumference Pollution from roads linked to smaller babies Babies born to mothers who live in areas with air pollution and dense traffic are more likely to have a low birthweight and smaller head circumference, a large European study has found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332232/study-links-low-birthweight-air-pollution-and-traffic
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Park to shrink as traffic flow trumps trees

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Slip road for new Central-Wan Chai Bypass will reduce space, facilities and greenery, and seems to have escaped district councillors' notice Victoria Park to shrink as traffic flow trumps trees A slip road for a new highway linking Central and Wan Chai is set to cut through Victoria Park, reducing its size by 20,000 square feet and stripping it of 350 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295981/victoria-park-shrink-traffic-flow-trumps-trees
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transform Des Voeux Road into pedestrian-tram green zone, planners urge

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Proposal to clear the air by diverting traffic from Des Voeux Road Central Planners want buses off Central road Busy Des Voeux Road Central ... the 1.5-kilometre section of Des Voeux Road Central, stretching from Pedder Street to Morrison Street, would be closed to all vehicles except necessary traffic such as banks' security vans, delivery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499424/joint-study-proposes-vehicle-ban-cleaner-air-des-voeux-road-central
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... there was no need for studies as ozone would mix with other substances to create other pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, that were monitored. Areas with heavy traffic tended to have lower ozone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... with heavy traffic. A department spokesman said the city was experiencing higher regional ozone pollution and that health risks were now high. Weak winds were not able to disperse pollutants, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Capital competitive despite smog, survey says Despite its traffic challenges and air quality issues, Beijing still manages to come in just behind Hong Kong, ... by June. Beijing received relatively high marks for liveability despite severe air and traffic issues. The capital ranked 41st, up 33 places from last year. "High housing prices, air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with pictures of 15 suspects, calling on them to hand themselves in for their roles in "blocking traffic, damaging public or private property, attacking and injuring people or fabricating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509649/china-says-no-waste-plant-without-support-after-protests
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Where's the beach? Days of torrential rain wash away Hong Kong sands

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... flooding farmlands and roads, and bringing traffic in some parts of the city such as Causeway Bay to a standstill. The warning signal was the highest on the amber-red-black warning scale. Hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511205/days-torrential-rains-wreak-havoc-hong-kong-beaches

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