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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. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may be the reason why the city has failed to effectively tackle domestic sources of air pollution Bridge over clean air In less ... as this not invest more in the rich-world privilege of cleaner air? While fostering programmes to reduce regional pollution in the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong has been appallingly slow about jumping ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong fails to meet air quality targets

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 03:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong has never met the air quality targets it adopted 25 years ago, according to an Audit Commission report released on Wednesday that reviewed the government’s efforts to improve air quality. The commission’s report found the concentration of two pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and the PM10 particles – at roadside had “persistently and significantly exceeded ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Air pollution must top Leung's policy address agenda

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:51am by EDWIN LAU

    ... Also, why aren't buses using B-5 under the franchise agreement with the government? And why has the mainland already adopted electric buses to reduce air pollution while Hong Kong ... his policy address. Local sources of emissions- such as vehicles and power plants- affect Hong Kong's air quality. So do regional sources from the mainland due to the prevailing winds ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increased transparency on air quality will bring greater urgency for answers

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We can now see health damage It says something about Hong Kong's pollution that many people have greeted the city's new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and bad-air ... considers safe. Officials attributed the higher readings to bad roadside air quality mixed with secondary background pollution from the Pearl River Delta. On the other hand, a trial run of the new ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Nine-year high for Hong Kong's blue skies

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality. The API is a composite index taking into account the concentration of air pollutants measured at monitoring stations around Hong Kong. A reading below 100 does not exceed the air quality ... appointed secretary for the environment. In the 71 days from May 1 to July 10, the roadside air pollution index fell below 51 on 27 days, the most 'low pollution' days since 1999 and 17 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breathing dirty air is Hong Kong's lot, sadly

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 12:08pm by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says one result of the Hong Kong government's inability to tackle pollution is that, sadly, we have come to regard dirty air as normal Hazy days There's ... they are in toxic areas. Hong Kong's Clear the Air, a non-governmental organisation established after the handover to help reduce air pollution through community schemes, apparently works ...




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