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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Park to shrink as traffic flow trumps trees

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

    ... into the city's largest urban park. "We were not aware the road would cut into the park until recently," said Jennifer Chow Kit-bing, an Eastern District Council member representing the Victoria ... 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 ...

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

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in the water and warming seas. Within the last fortnight brown algae been spotted across the territory- off Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, Lantau and within Victoria Harbour. Agriculture, Fisheries ... phenomenon but a regional one," Ho said. Most algae feed on nutrients such as phosphates or nitrates that are commonly found in cities' wastewater. At the right temperature, well-fed algae ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484686/mainland-sewage-fuelling-hong-kongs-red-tides-scientist
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... Guardian in Tianjin Nation is pinning its urbanisation hopes on 'eco-cities' that adhere to strict environmental standards, but will anyone want to live in them? Engineering green cities Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown of Hangu, an industrial district in the northern metropolis of Tianjin, made him anxious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Mine Bay and from the West Lamma Channel to Victoria Harbour. The next day, red tides produced by Gonyaulax polygramma were found at seas from Ocean Park to Deep Water Bay. All the red tides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  6. 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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Sunday rally against a petrochemical plant in the southern Chinese Province of Guangdong was instigated by “a group of outlaws,” the Maoming city government said, reacting to a rare show of public discontent in a city plagued by corruption scandals. Photos uploaded to social media showed several people lying seemingly unconscious in pools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1461609/violence-arrests-guangdong-city-maoming-locals-rally-against
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

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

    ... with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities ... water networks for several decades. The organisms, together with organic compounds and heavy metals, are the main contributors to unsafe drinking water. In some cities, membranes consisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media reported. Lanzhou is the mainland’s only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of the capital’s levels of PM2.5, tiny particles that can enter the bloodstream, came from nearby cities. Hebei was home to seven of China’s 10 most polluted cities last year, which researchers blamed ... establishing monitoring sites in areas surrounding Beijing and Tianjin to bolster co-operation among cities. No date has been given for establishing the research facility, Lu said, but the technical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485881/cut-smog-hebei-turns-neighbours
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... of the rice to food processors anyway. Last May, authorities launched an investigation into rice mills in southern China after tests found almost half of the supplies sold in the city of Guangzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals

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