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  1. Comment - Letters

    Targeted measures will improve Hong Kong air

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... pollution. Hong Kong can do this because we have a good foundation in air science. We have also strengthened our capability in air quality and health through working with the World Health ... be much cleaner in five years'", "'Policy shift' needed to beat pollution at sea", and Tom Holland's "Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:39pm by FLORENCE LEE

    ... It is estimated that 3 per cent to 8 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity consumption is used to combat the urban heat island effect- with air conditioning, for instance. Further, it is estimated ... Florence Lee Florence Lee says Hong Kong must reconsider its push to pack ever more flats into already dense urban areas, as the costs to health and the environment may outweigh ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... in the city's air quality over the next five years. Yesterday, she pledged to get the very worst-polluting buses and trucks- those that do the most harm to our health- off Hong Kong's streets ... Tom Holland City's anti-pollution campaign will not end problem as long as the mainland continues to burn coal to satisfy its power demand Even Hong Kong's best efforts may ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong’s air quality to ‘drastically improve’ within five years, says Christine Loh

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:53pm by Ernest Kao

    ... HK's air 'will be much cleaner in five years' Hong Kong's air quality will show "dramatic improvement" over the next five years, says undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai. And she predicts that reductions in pollution should start being measured by the second half of this year In her most confident pledge so far on the fight for cleaner air ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Average hours of unhealthy air in Hong Kong up on last year

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Ernest Kao

    ... and Development, said aligned regional emission controls would be more "logical" than Hong Kong acting in isolation. The 18-year-old API will be replaced this month by an air quality health index ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Average Hongkonger has already breathed polluted air for more hours this year than they did in all of last year, figures show Unhealthy air hangs around ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... Academy for Environmental Planning on the effect of air pollution on health concluded that between 350,000 and 500,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of outdoor air pollution ... China's environmental problems are not China's alone. There was perhaps some shock in the US recently, with a report that China's air pollution significantly affects the west coast. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Infographics - AIR POLLUTION

    You're choking: Where particulate matter comes from

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 02:39pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Air pollution has long been a problem in Hong Kong, particularly the heavy smog that always seems to linger in the winter months. Here we examine how the tiny pollutants affect our health. ...




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