RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Pollution Turns China River Blood Red

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Industrial discharge and household wastewater have polluted a northern Chinese river so badly that the water is dark red in some sections and has caused chronic illnesses among villagers. Some of the 50,000 villagers living along polluted stretches of the

Smog chokes Beijing amid Games delay fears

Children and the elderly in Beijing were advised to stay indoors as thick smog choked the city on Friday, a day after the top Olympic official warned pollution could disrupt next year’s Games. Beijing·s top weather official, Sun Jisong, said

Warning sounded over level of water pollution in China

Water pollution may already have reached “alarming” levels in China following its industrialisation over the last three decades, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday. The Philippines-based lender said it was giving Beijing a 500,000-dollar grant to help it design a

Hong Kong choking in dense smog

Hong Kong·s air pollution reached dangerous levels on last week, reigniting concerns about public health and fears that the city could lose out on crucial foreign investment due to the thick smog. Across the southern Chinese territory, the Air Pollution

China’s emissions drop but situation grim

China, the world·s top emitter of sulphur dioxide, has managed to cut emissions of the acid-rain causing pollutant in first half of 2007, but the government said on Tuesday that meeting national targets would be tough. China has promised to

China faces rising costs from pollution

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China’s smog-choked cities and contaminated waterways are leaving many people sick and unable to work, in turn fomenting unrest and threatening the country·s economic growth. Concluding an 18-month review, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said China’s severely polluted

China struggling to tackle rising pollution

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China is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising pollution and its impact on the environment despite record investment in clean technology, state media have reported. “China is under increasing pressure to cope with environmental pollution,” Xinhua news agency