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Residents may be paid to hand in used syringes

CITY residents could be paid to give used syringes and other medical waste to Shanghai hospitals for disposal, under a new proposal....

October 20, 2014, Monday


Country’s ‘strictest’ air pollution laws introduced in city tomorrow

SHANGHAI tomorrow introduces “China’s strictest air protection law,” with maximum fines of 500,000 yuan (US$81,244) — five times the current level. And this fine itself will be hiked on a daily basis ...

September 30, 2014, Tuesday


Farmers strike it big after returning to their land in a reversal of trend

FOR decades, China’s demographic has been farmers leaving the soil to seek their fortunes in city jobs. However, government efforts to encourage farmers to stay on the land is reversing that trend in ...

September 2, 2014, Tuesday


PM2.5 pollution down by 10%

SHANGHAI saw a 10 percent fall in the level of PM2.5 pollutant particles in the first seven months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the city’s green watchdog said yesterday. However, ...

August 16, 2014, Saturday


New air pollution law is ‘China’s strictest’

BONFIRES and straw burning are being banned in Shanghai under what an official has called “China’s strictest air protection law.” The new legislation, passed by lawmakers yesterday and to be introduced ...

July 26, 2014, Saturday


Shanghai’s forest cover rises marginally to 13%

Shanghai’s forest coverage reached 13.13 percent by the end of last year compared to 12.58 percent in 2012, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday. The bureau said the target ...

July 24, 2014, Thursday


Pollution giving city the summertime blues

JULY in Shanghai is supposed to bring sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes — so why have city residents been peering through a haze of pollution in recent days? The city air quality watchdog says a ...

July 12, 2014, Saturday


Pollution sensor pilot set for citywide rollout

A REAL-TIME pollution monitoring scheme being piloted in Changning District is set to be extended across the city, officials said yesterday. Environmental staff receiving the data on their computers can ...

July 4, 2014, Friday


Changning District uses Internet technology to monitor air quality

Changning began using Internet technology to monitor the district’s air quality in a pilot trial that will eventually be expanded across the city, officials said today. The district government installed ...

July 3, 2014, Thursday


Outer Ring Road ban on heavy polluters

HEAVY polluting vehicles were yesterday banned from the city’s Outer Ring Road (S20), with any drivers found breaking the rule facing a fine. These heavy polluters — known as “yellow-label” vehicles ...

July 2, 2014, Wednesday




 

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