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  1. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be published) that shows that Hong Kong's air pollution is double acceptable limits for developed countries. It is four times the level of Singapore (itself sandwiched between two sizeable developing nations). One look out of the window is enough to conclude that the air pollution is ghastly. Estimations of the social and health cost to Hong Kong run into hundreds of millions ...

  2. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...

  3. Hong Kong doing all it can to reduce pollution

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a joint technical study with Guangdong, by air quality data, and by satellite pictures over Hong Kong and the region. A reader criticised us for not using satellite image technology in assessing ... of the consensus between Hong Kong and Guangdong to improve regional air quality, and incorporate new practicable measures in the licensing control as necessary. By implementing all the control measures ...

  4. Air your grievances, Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Annelise Connell

    ... who has to breathe the polluted air. Interestingly, because executives are paying attention to the bottom line, many Hong Kong companies are members of the Business Environment Council, ... The question is not how to stop pollution, but why we, the people of Hong Kong, have not used all the means at our disposal to stop it before now. A number of laws, regulations, decisions ...

  5. Show worsens air pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problem has become imperative. It is shaking Hong Kong's position as an international financial hub. The more lights there are, the more obvious the damage, in sight and smell, to air ... income source in Hong Kong. If we do not want to fall behind Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Seoul, we have to keep making a mark. Improving the air quality and the quality ...

  6. Hong Kong investment adds to pollution problem

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Factories with Hong Kong investment are contributing to Guangdong's demand for energy and driving rising use of polluting coal-fired plants on both sides of the border, they are also ... Not surprisingly, they showed heavy damage in four main areas: Shenzhen Bay between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Dachang Bay west of Shenzhen, Jiaoyi Bay near Humen, and Zhuhai Bay near Zhuhai and Macau. ...

  7. Canny tiny tots get the picture on air pollution

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Kindergarten pupils in one of Hong Kong's most polluted areas may not know much about the workings of the air pollution index. But when children at the Good Health ... Friends of the Earth activist Hahn Chu Hon-keung asked the 40 children, holding up two photographs of Hong Kong- one under a clear blue sky and one under a sky turned grey by pollutants ...

  8. Bio-diesel fuels hopes for cleaner Hong Kong air

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... improvement in Hong Kong's air quality. Vehicles using bio-diesel create up to 58 per cent less pollutant emissions with no significant loss of power, the University of Hong Kong study found. ... is to compare the emission level of cars using bio-diesel and ultra-low sulphur diesel. Scientists who conducted the study believe bio-diesel could ease Hong Kong's chronic air pollution. 'The ...

  9. Bad air day

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air pollution was 'very high' yesterday, with readings of 122 in Tung Chung and Tsuen Wan. ...

  10. Severe air pollution

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since about New Year's Eve, Hong Kong has been shrouded in a particularly evident blanket of pollution or 'haze' as the media prefers to call it. Levels have ranged from high to very high. Around midnight of New Year's Eve the air quality index (AQI) reached 156, the seventh highest ever recorded in Hong Kong. Levels on January 1 were very high at all ...




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