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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ... SCMP Editorial Political will is key to clean air We could do without the air pollution we have suffered this week, but it does serve to remind the administration of the declaration ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel buses and trucks common on Hong Kong streets, irritate eyes and skin, exacerbate respiratory problems and, with long-term exposure, can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. Despite the risks, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". ... generally understood. The University of Hong Kong's Hedley Environmental Index has for six years been collating data to track the health and financial costs of air pollution to our city; ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Governments and businesses must heed WHO warnings on pollution

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 01:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it kills more than 2.4 million people. The Hedley Environment Index, maintained by researchers at the University of Hong Kong, shows that for the past five years, poor air quality has prematurely ... power plants and factories. Hong Kong's environmental policies have made significant improvements and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has promised that the quality of our air is a core ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome move to clear the air

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A welcome move to clear the air Smoggy days are far less common in Hong Kong than on the mainland. As we gaze above this time of year, we are more likely to see ... to the mainland. The health threat of polluting air cannot be ignored. It is good that our much-criticised air pollution index will be replaced by a new scale later this month. Introduced nearly 20 years ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's noise pollution needs taking seriously

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Something to shout about Noise pollution in Hong Kong needs no research to show how serious the problem is. The pounding din of jackhammers, blaring of horns by agitated ... 2007. But noise complaint details are not publicised in Hong Kong. A request by this newspaper did not yield any result, with the police saying district divisions were too busy to tally ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cycling deserves more respect Bicycle transport is a hard sell in Hong Kong, not least because of the government's negative thinking on its role as a people mover ... a problem. A global study by an international consultancy has found that Hong Kong's public transport is the most advanced urban mobility system in the world. Interestingly, however, it found ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the authority has submitted a revised environmental impact assessment report. The study concluded that the project would not have an adverse impact on residual air quality. To mitigate noise pollution ... The debate boils down to weighing the economic gains against social and environmental costs. While pursuing competitiveness and growth is unobjectionable, concerns about marine life and pollution ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Deterrents to having a family need fixing

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... are also important. In Hong Kong, the socio-economic environment does not stand out as particularly appealing- high property prices, cramped housing, persistent air pollution and a pressure-cooker ... SCMP Editorial Prospective parents, beware Who would have thought Hong Kong would be one of the world's top 10 places to be born in the coming year? Bewildering as it sounds, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Forget doomsday, we've more pressing issues to worry over

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... conference. This is a reminder to Hong Kong that we have more important things to worry about than doomsday, such as air pollution, unaffordable property prices, a housing shortage, poverty, a wealth ...




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