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  1. Kerbside showrooms make a mockery of pollution measures

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's pollution issues. Well, it is obvious some of his civil servants have not heeded his pledges to reduce levels of roadside pollution. Otherwise, what explanation can ... vehicles there for genuine off- and on-loading activities to double park. These vehicles have been adapted to include independent air-conditioning units or generators that pump additional pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728844/kerbside-showrooms-make-mockery-pollution-measures
  2. World-class pollution to greet East Asian Games competitors

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 3,000 elite athletes will compete for medals at 262 events making it the largest international multi-sport event ever held in Hong Kong. Thousands of spectators and press will fly in from all ... the gunk from the atmosphere and provide the athletes with the clean air necessary to ensure that they can compete in top form? With many of our hotels situated in the most polluted areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693844/world-class-pollution-greet-east-asian-games-competitors
  3. Happy Valley station would reduce inner city pollution

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... seeing or hearing in the media people complaining about pollution and demanding cleaner air and bluer skies. Unfortunately, economics and an environmental clean-up are, more often than not, ... but also roadside pollution from motor vehicles- and for this reason alone a Happy Valley station should be included. A station there and at Ocean Park would help persuade those living at South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621000/happy-valley-station-would-reduce-inner-city-pollution
  4. Cutting back buses to improve air only encourages more cars

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government has for the past few years been keen to reduce the number of buses entering busy streets, because buses with diesel engines contribute to the city's serious air pollution problem. As I have observed, however, this policy has proved to be seriously flawed. Reducing the number of buses in busy areas means reducing the number of public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654398/cutting-back-buses-improve-air-only-encourages-more-cars
  5. Shedding light on a hot topic

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of electricity is consumed, 1.3 watts will be consumed to use an air conditioner to lower the temperature.' Light pollution and energy wastage from flashing advertising signs is not a new topic in Hong Kong. The situation has become serious since Kai Tak airport closed in 1998 and restrictions on blinking lights were relaxed. From January last year to June this year, the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645897/shedding-light-hot-topic
  6. It's time to dim the city of lights

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will not have been in vain if it raises awareness that light pollution can waste energy and increase air pollution. More than 1,900 buildings and companies signed up by turning off exterior lights and neon signs from 8pm. For once, Hong Kong no longer outshone the heavens. Telescopes were set even set up at Tsim Sha Tsui so the public could stargaze. The dim-out reflected the finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684512/its-time-dim-city-lights
  7. City swelters as storm approaches the south China coast

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong sweltered in a heatwave and choking air pollution yesterday as a storm approached the south China coast. The Observatory issued the standby storm signal at 4.45pm yesterday after a tropical depression entered the 800-kilometre alert zone. The storm was centred at about 640 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong at 7pm yesterday and was moving in a northwestly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686509/city-swelters-storm-approaches-south-china-coast
  8. Chamber should set example for greener and fairer Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his article ('Quality counts', September 8), Alex Fong, chief executive of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, sounding more like a born- again sustainable eco-warrior than the manager of one of the largest of Hong Kong's many conservative old boy's clubs, urges Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to 'focus on making Hong Kong a better place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725001/chamber-should-set-example-greener-and-fairer-hong-kong
  9. Reality check

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... North Point, the choking air and the dangerously swerving vehicles convinced me that from now on, such purchases would be made online and come from the other side of the world. Hong Kong fares ... Peter Kammerer Hong Kong is a great city, but the world's best? That status is as subjective as the music we like, a matter of personal preference. As we live in a major business, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006363/reality-check
  10. talk back

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and an unsaturated road network, otherwise chaotic situations are to be expected. M.Y. Ma, Wan Chai Q Is the government doing enough to tackle air pollution? Under the Post's front-page picture ... they have calm and sunny weather but they sure don't have air pollution indices exceeding the hazardous level of 100 let alone off-the-scale for health safety at 201, as it was that day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471734/talk-back

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