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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

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

    ... provincial capital without a second water source, Xinhua quoted Wang Ning, spokesman of the city’s newly convened emergency response team as saying. The main supplier is Veolia Water, a joint venture between a French company and the municipal government, established in 2006. But supervision by the local government was inadequate, Wang told a press conference on Tuesday.  Daily operations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  2. 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

    ... of the inquiry, one of the largest in the province under then provincial party secretary Wang Yang, now a vice premier. Zhou Zhenhong, Maoming’s party secretary between 2002 and 2007, was handed ...

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

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... said Chu Yang, an analyst at China Policy, a Beijing-based consultancy. The nation's leaders have struggled to meet its environmental goals, with economic growth long at the top of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483121/tianjin-says-it-wont-allow-steel-or-cement-plants-curb-pollution
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... of Environmental Protection. Wang Junling, the vice head of the Beijing Environmental Protection Research Institute, said that while pollution from outside Beijing was a main component of its smog, ...

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

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

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

    ... 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 ... the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ...

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

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

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

    ... authorities' dependence on the taxes and employment provided by polluting industries is reflected by the priorities set out in the nation's growth-focused legal code, said Wang Canfa, ... forward. These include the requirement that key polluters disclose real-time pollution data," said Alex Wang, expert on the environmental law, who is based at UCLA in the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... replaced to ensure there would be no accidents that could disrupt supply. Wang Jinsheng, a professor at Beijing Normal University and member of the emergency response team, said benzene, a natural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482128/lanzhou-water-plant-replace-corroded-pipe-after-benzene-contamination
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... scrubbers are operating properly, only white smoke is emitted," said the ministry's Yang Yipeng, showing pictures from the flight over Tangshan. "There were too many chimneys like these, and the drones also captured pictures of flames in the open air … and that is still only the tip of the iceberg." According to Yang, the ministry's four drones, introduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446099/environment-agency-uses-drones-snoop-unsuspecting-polluters
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing announces strict new curbs on heavy industry to combat smog

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:35pm by Li Jing

    ... bureau issued another blue alert for smog- the lowest of four levels- last night, forecasting pollution will linger until tomorrow. Beijing mayor Wang Anshun said last week that the capital would ... to 500,000 yuan. However, Dr Yang Fuqiang, a senior adviser to the Natural Resources Defence Council, said the overall fine rates were still "rather low" and may not be able to successfully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411326/beijing-announces-strict-new-curbs-heavy-industry-combat-smog
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... It is hoped that a belt of cooler air, less than 20 metres thick, could stop polluted air from reaching street level. Wang Gengchen, a researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese ... a large area. How is it possible to deal with smog on such a large scale?" Wang told the Beijing Youth Daily. Clearing a small patch of sky would be pointless as the pollutants would soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453125/scientists-cast-doubt-over-beijing-smog-busting-technology-projects

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