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  1. Top three sources of air pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fumes from diesel buses and goods vehicles account for 33 per cent of air pollution. This includes the Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), CityBus, New World First Bus and mini-buses. What to do: ... for energy, such as wind power. Indoor air pollution like cigarette smoke is a problem too. You have the right to breathe fresh air, especially inside a restaurant. What to do: support the indoor ...

  2. Question of the week: Is the mainland responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Li, 16 St Mark's School Yes, the mainland is responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong mainly in two aspects: air and water pollution. Situated at the mouth ... the mainland. The Hong Kong government has done a lot to reduce air and water pollution. Therefore, if pollution problems continue, the mainland is surely to blame.Our ultimate Brain Game winner ...

  3. Cutting air pollution on forum's agenda

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying Cutting the air pollution that flows into Hong Kong from Guangdong will be addressed by the provincial People's Political Consultative Conference. Delegate Lewis Luk Tei said he and other conference delegates from Hong Kong were making recommendations on how the province should tackle pollution. 'We have hired specialists such as the Hong Kong University ...

  4. Experts air ideas on how to control pollution

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the region's air quality relies on closer co-operation of all parties,' Ms Yuen told the energy and environment panel. Describing the region's air-pollution level as 'unbearable', ... Guangdong was determined to fight air pollution, with a commitment to reduce pollutants such as sulfur dioxide by 40 per cent by 2010. Ms Yuen said CLP had a policy of maintaining its fuel mix ...

  5. Government must act on 'safe' air pollution

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We refer to the article headlined 'Air quality decline looks likely to continue' (January 17). The poor quality of Hong Kong's air is beyond our tolerance. It affects health in all age groups, and decisive action is necessary to counter it. Recent Hong Kong studies show a significantly increased risk of mortality from all respiratory diseases at present air pollution ...

  6. Deal with air pollution before it's too late

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Take a look across Victoria Harbour. If you were a tourist standing on the waterfront looking across the hazy harbour, you would leave without a second thought. Air pollution in Hong Kong ... father came to Hong Kong last week to visit and within a few days he had a terrible cough. The doctor said that it was because of the air pollution. Living in and breathing such poor air every ...

  7. Air pollution

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hey, guys, look at this exhaust pipe smoke. I think this taxi should be taken in for service or taken to the dump. It's adding to the air pollution problem in Hong Kong. Look ... Eg. Air pollution is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to Hong Kong's environmental problems. Combating air pollution What can we do to tackle air pollution in Hong Kong? Should ...

  8. Governor vows to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying Guangdong governor Huang Huahua assured Hong Kong and Macau delegates to the provincial People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday that his province was determined to tackle air pollution in the Pearl River Delta. He called for a collective effort to improve air in the region. 'We will not waver from our industrialisation objective, but through ...

  9. The air that we breathe

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were still above 100. A departmental spokesperson said intense sunlight aggravated the formation of smog, and still air meant pollutants were not dispersed. Hong Kong Observatory senior ... In Hong Kong, the Air Pollution Index (API) converts air pollution data from several types of pollutants into a number ranging from 0 to 500. The Roadside API provides information on the level ...

  10. Hong Kong must take lead against delta pollution

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and despite the summer winds- we could not even see Kowloon. The main causes in Hong Kong of this massive deterioration in our air quality are emissions from the power companies. They are not the only ... In 1995, from high in Hong Kong's Bank of China Tower, you could see the sun setting into the sea on the other side of Lantau. Five years ago, when you could hardly see the sun ...




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