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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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; ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... There might be plenty of reasons for Hongkongers to feel at home here, but air pollution isn’t one of them. The Hongcouver blog is devoted to the hybrid culture of its namesake cities: Hong Kong ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cleaner air for Hong Kong still a distant prospect

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Cleaner city air still in distance Officially, Hong Kong will not get a long-awaited set of new air-quality targets until next year. But the government has already unveiled ... The latter idea was shelved here because of lack of consensus. Sooner or later, cleaning up Hong Kong's air will call for Leung to show strong political will. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... that there is no more capacity for pollution in Hong Kong and the adverse impact it inflicts on every person's health. Kwong Sum Yin is chief executive officer of Clean Air Network ... pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind. Equally, we think of the sight of giant ocean-going vessels sailing in local ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by WESLEY LAU

    ... of the overdue feasibility study. Along with the revitalisation of Kowloon East, an onshore power supply needs to be introduced to reduce heavy air pollution and truly make Kowloon East, and Hong Kong ... Wesley Lau Wesley Lau says Hong Kong still lags behind other ports in installing onshore power facilities With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... measures to tackle our polluted air are in the pipeline. The people of Hong Kong are longing for a breath of fresh air. With more political will, that change may not take too long to come. Kwong ... standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Air pollution must top Leung's policy address agenda

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:51am by EDWIN LAU

    ... Also, why aren't buses using B-5 under the franchise agreement with the government? And why has the mainland already adopted electric buses to reduce air pollution while Hong Kong ... his policy address. Local sources of emissions- such as vehicles and power plants- affect Hong Kong's air quality. So do regional sources from the mainland due to the prevailing winds ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increased transparency on air quality will bring greater urgency for answers

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We can now see health damage It says something about Hong Kong's pollution that many people have greeted the city's new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and bad-air ... considers safe. Officials attributed the higher readings to bad roadside air quality mixed with secondary background pollution from the Pearl River Delta. On the other hand, a trial run of the new ...




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