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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

    ... in the wind. We are still working to solve these problems." Professor Zhou Xinping at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, also studies solar updraft tower technology. Zhou ... government showed interest and held several rounds of negotiations with Zhou's team, but the authorities pulled out due to technological and economic concerns. Some officials were worried about ...

  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 ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Tycoon makes a smash with bottled air plans Headline-grabbing billionaire Chen Guangbiao appeared on mainland television at the weekend with a sledgehammer and a new business plan: selling air. Wearing a white sleeveless shirt, the eccentric chief executive of a recycling company swung the hammer and smashed about a dozen electric bicycles powered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Google map shows 29 years of change

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Christy Choi and Laura Zhou Project uses decades of satellite images to highlight effects of development across earth Google map shows 29 years of change Ever wondered how much Hong Kong has changed since 1984? Google has teamed up with Time magazine, Nasa and the US Geological Survey to create time-lapse videos from satellite images of what's happened to the earth over ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    New coal-fired power stations in Guangdong ‘will kill thousands’

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Jing Li

    ... Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Zhou Rong said: "The cumulative impact of these new plants on human health is simply shocking. "The Pearl River Delta [PRD] region should strictly ... of child asthma and 19,000 of chronic bronchitis. Most new deaths and child asthma cases would be in the delta region, with 1,700 and 1,300 respectively in Hong Kong. Zhou said Guangdong, ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing reels in 'unsafe' air every other day

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... with People's Daily yesterday, Environmental Minister Zhou Shengxian said that air pollution had become so severe that the country could "no longer afford further delays in its cleanup ... plants and refineries - and nitrogen oxides. Zhou told People's Daily that the State Council had approved 35 measures to improve air quality, following a 10-point plan released in June, ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State Council announces 10 new measures to curb air pollution

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and air pollution. Zhou Rong , a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace, said the general strategies adopted in fighting air pollution were "in the right direction", though how ... priority than gross domestic product growth, but it is still a big if now, given the very brief outlines of these 10 measures," Zhou said. Following the announcement of the new measures, ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing marks one year since devastating floods

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Wuhan and Chengdu flooded as a result of inadequate infrastructure. It stipulated that no major casualties should be caused by floods in urban areas. However, Professor Zhou Yuwen from ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's green ministry failing in its mission

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... for Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian and the NPC's new environmental protection and resource conservation committee hit a low almost unprecedented in the rubber stamp legislature. Yang Ailun, ... the ministry had disappointed the public by refusing to disclose information in a number of cases. Zhou said in November that the ministry would "push forward with information disclosure, ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing only 17th most polluted city, ministry says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... directly to the national platform. Zhou Rong , a climate and clean-energy campaigner at Greenpeace, said the national platform for direct data collection was designed to avoid the manipulation ... Zhou. She said the decline in PM2.5 levels in February could also be due to weather patterns. The centre could not be reached for comment yesterday.   Despite Beijing's shocking smog, 16 ...




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