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  1. Business - LAI SEE

    Why the gasp of alarm over dirty pools but not polluted air?

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the same threats to health that Hong Kong's roadside pollution does. E coli may cause food poisoning-type effects which, although unpleasant, are not generally fatal. Most kinds of E coli are harmless. The worst kind of E coli can sometimes cause kidney failure and death. Hong Kong's roadside pollution has led to an average of 3,200 avoidable deaths annually over the past five years ...

  2. Hong Kong has the legal muscle to fight pollution- let's stop wasting it

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I support Terry Scott's thought-provoking letter ('Government stands idly by while we endure terrible air pollution', September 23). The government clearly has changed its tune: senior officials now respond immediately and sincerely, saying they take air pollution very seriously. Even so, it appears that they are doing little about it- and that at glacial speed. ...

  3. Government must do more to reduce air pollution levels

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government should replace the existing outdated air quality objectives without delay and adopt the highest updated international standards. A well-defined timetable is needed ... control measures. More scientific research on regional air pollution and climate change should be undertaken. Many of the government's 19 proposed emission control measures are not new ideas. ...

  4. Green vehicles now?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If switching to less-polluting trucks and buses will reduce the roadside air pollution in Hong Kong, should the government force the city's operators to replace their old vehicles? Share your views and write to us ...

  5. Air your grievances by turning off the lights

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... are dissatisfied with the worsening air pollution. Alastair Robins, a resident in Hong Kong for 16 years, said he has launched the campaign 'Lights Out Hong Kong' because he believes that everyone is unhappy with levels of air pollution in the city. 'Every two years, my parents come from England to visit me. And every two years, they say the air quality is poorer in Hong Kong ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that cannot sustain them. Norman de Brackinghe, Pok Fu Lam Rationalise use of private cars in city We have had to endure air pollution in Hong Kong for many years. This is caused by different factors, ... their research through the use of the park's state-of-the-art facilities. The park provides tenants with a dynamic environment, which will help Hong Kong become a world-class, hi-tech hub. It would ...

  7. Revision of air quality objectives long overdue

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and was putting his own stamp on the administration. This raised hopes that the government was getting serious about combating air pollution. Yet, less than four years later, the Ombudsman has agreed ... the government's Council for Sustainable Development launched a public consultation on pollution. There was a sense of urgency because the World Health Organisation had issued new air quality guidelines ...

  8. WHO rules offer way to clear the air

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The government should take the opportunity of forthcoming World Health Organisation guidelines on air quality to clean up Hong Kong's air, an environmental activist ... co-operation in requiring factories in the Pearl River Delta to use cleaner fuel. 'Seventy per cent of the haze in Hong Kong is caused by pollutants that have blown over from the delta. If nothing ...

  9. Jacket and tie not required in clean-air drive

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government's active support will encourage more companies to join us in combating air pollution by signing up to the charter,' said David Eldon, chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told the Legislative Council yesterday. During a question-and-answer session, Mr Tsang said air conditioners accounted for about a third of Hong Kong's total ...

  10. Did you know you are rich, the air is clean and we are all happy?

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... points? You were too wrapped up in fretting about how to make ends meet as you were choking in a foul cloud of roadside pollution, feeling thoroughly miserable because life in Hong Kong ... if a weak regulatory environment allows companies the freedom to discharge their pollutants into the environment, then they will, as Hong Kong's inhabitants know only too well. Finally, ...




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