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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Capital competitive despite smog, survey says Despite its traffic challenges and air quality issues, Beijing still manages to come in just behind Hong Kong ... of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. To improve air quality, Beijing has ordered many of its big polluters out of the capital, which often means they go to the surrounding area. In the coming three years, another 1,200 large ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went ... particulates recorded a daily average of 89.5 mg per cubic metre in 2013. This would put Beijing 17th on the WHO rankings. Hong Kong is ranked 584th with PM2.5 levels of 21mg per cubic metre, though ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new air quality health index shows changes at four out of nine monitoring stations

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 05:15am by Phila Siu

    ... from the streets when pollution was severe. This was a measure that Beijing had already taken and Hong Kong should consider, she added. Roy Tam Hoi-pong, chairman of Green Sense, also welcomed ... to the new index, he said, the government should consider making it mandatory to suspend school classes if pollution hits the worst level. Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... the ground-breaking Global Burden of Disease study. Hong Kong’s air quality is also a source of consternation for many, with roadside pollution a particular threat to locals. Last year, overall levels ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Top air scientists and health experts yesterday called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle the choking air pollution that has long plagued ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality at street level. "The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution, in particular nitrogen dioxide," said Kwong Sum-yin, of the Clean Air Network. The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AIR QUALITY

    'Severe' air pollution hits parts of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 01:03pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Roadside air pollution soared to dangerous levels in Hong Kong on Monday as the territory was affected by a continental air stream with high content of pollutants. At noon, ... the severe level of 200. Monday’s poor air quality in Hong Kong was due to “a continental air stream with relatively high background air pollution” affecting the city, the Environmental Protection ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's pollution hits dangerous levels again

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:47pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Roadside pollution hits hazardous levels as pollutants emitted from vehicles are trapped by airless conditions Roadside pollution in Hong Kong hit hazardous levels on Friday ... at roadsides with heavy traffic Since late Wednesday, the air pollution index recorded in the three roadside stations had been rising gradually from slightly below 100. A spokesman for the department ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MARATHON

    Hong Kong marathon routes may change to cut exposure to pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dirty air could see routes of marathon changed The routes of the Hong Kong marathon may be overhauled in a bid to reduce runners' exposure to air pollution. The idea was unveiled after a green group reported that pollution levels at certain black spots of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday were up to five times higher than ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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