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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... A test plant is running successfully in Inner Mongolia and scientists want to build full-size versions in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. The researchers have suggested the towers could ... the Eiffel Tower." The 50-metre high test "solar updraft tower" has been running in the Gobi desert in Wuhai for nearly four years. Scientists wanted to build a chimney as high as 200 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... technology from the West and had reduced bacterial counts to very low levels, no technology could effectively remove the enormous amount of organic carbon. Agricultural run-off and residential waste ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... section joined the next, added to prevent leaking, had corroded over time. The new ductile iron pipe can withstand greater corrosion and even earthquakes. Several oil pipes run beneath the main ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... an environment law professor who runs the Centre for Pollution Victims in China and who also took part in drafting the amendments. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog from atop the Forbidden City ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... in a three-kilometre channel" that connected parts of the water plant, and that the channel had been closed. The Gansu publicity department said the Yellow River, which runs through Lanzhou and supplies ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Li Jing

    ... to the city's petrochemical complex jointly run by the local government and state-owned oil giant Sinopec. Demonstrators voiced environmental and health concerns. The rally spread to the provincial ...

  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant to the city's existing petrochemical operations jointly run by the local government and state-owned oil giant Sinopec. A local spokesman ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrous oxide (NOx) from power plants and industrial boilers. Most power plants have installed scrubbers to cut those emissions, but few use them, as they swell running ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Report says effects of climate change will cause irreversible damage unless immediate measures taken Time is running out for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said on Thursday. In a report prepared for this month’s Earth Hour global climate change ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build ‘world’s largest’ smog chamber to solve pollution puzzle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:36pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... chamber's launch could be brought forward. Professor Hu Min, who runs a smaller smog chamber at Peking University's College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, said the scientific ...




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