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  1. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Residents in deprived areas of Hong Kong stand a higher risk of dying from the effects of air pollution, a study has found. The report, published in this month's ... professor in the University of Hong Kong's department of community medicine. Professor Wong said these people might be more vulnerable because they were more exposed to pollution and because ...

  2. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... clouds of black smoke into the air. Of course, Hong Kong cannot do anything directly about imported Pearl River Delta pollution. But its size makes it ideal for the sort of local leaps to a clean ... and sewage systems. Hong Kong's colonial regime, backward in many respects, acknowledged this duty of government to the common good. The treatment of illness might be left to private doctors ...

  3. Anti-pollution warriors should sleep on it

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'recreational activities' to the country parks and trails of Hong Kong which, while not pollution-free, offer better scenery and higher quality air than the expressways of Hong Kong Island ... Following the disappointing response to the recent Lights Out campaign against pollution, I would like to propose a simple but effective alternative in which everyone in Hong Kong can ...

  4. Exit theory

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... because of air pollution. The surveys' key findings showed that the public's concern about air quality was felt across all sectors; they believed air pollution made Hong Kong a less ... and professionals were the most concerned. Professionals saw the negative impact of air pollution on Hong Kong retaining and attracting talent. About a quarter of respondents had heard colleagues say ...

  5. Hong Kong still playing catch-up in talent quest

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is preparing to launch a new scheme intended to attract quality migrants, which is a sensible step. But it is also time to take a critical look at how much appeal our city has, compared with others competing in the global battle for talent. This is important, as Hong Kong is losing much of its homegrown talent to places overseas. Faced with a choice between going ...

  6. Air quality should meet strictest WHO guideline, 71pc in poll say

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong's air quality, Greenpeace said. The survey suggested people were unsatisfied with the quality of the air they are breathing. Some 80 per cent of respondents said they thought there was satisfactory air quality on only half the days in a year. In contrast, Greenpeace estimated the levels of two pollutants- suspended particles and sulphur dioxide- at the Causeway Bay roadside station ...

  7. Tougher air-quality standards promised for HK by 2009

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is to introduce new air quality standards by 2009 after the first review in 20 years, made in the face of repeated calls from activists and the medical community. ... by the Advisory Council on the Environment. Adoption of the WHO guidelines would be a step forward in the city's long battle against air pollution, which environment officials described as a top ...

  8. SMS campaign underway

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... weeks, encourages people to sign a CAN petition to urge the government to clean up Hong Kong's air. The petition calls air pollution 'the most serious public health crisis' in Hong ... pollution, one signature at a time.' CAN chief executive officer Joanne Ooi said: 'The timing is crucial as the government is currently reviewing Hong Kong's long-outdated Air Quality ...

  9. Smoke screen

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the government's top priority, in terms of air pollution control. The writer said it was intolerable that the government had not accepted World Health Organisation air quality standards for Hong Kong ... for fear of being unable to meet them any time soon. Hong Kong is unique among developed economies in having extremely lax air quality standards, referred to as air quality 'objectives'. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of global developments. Hong Kong's environmental failures make it a backward place in terms of air quality, efficient buildings, energy saving, and waste recycling and disposal. It is now ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says if Hong Kong is to stay ahead, it must lead Asia, if not the world, to rise to the challenges of our time- and population ageing is an issue ripe ...




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