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  1. Comment - Letters

    Air quality index should provide more accurate information

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Air quality index should provide more accurate information When the transition from the Hong Kong Air Pollution Index (API) to the Air Quality and Health Index (AQHI) took ... to the public. The API showed exact pollution charts, enabling the public to assess the severity of serious air quality occurrences. The AQHI charts only describe as 10+ all serious air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1448968/air-quality-index-should-provide-more-accurate-information
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    MTR yet to switch to new Air Quality Health Index for pollution warnings

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR yet to switch to new air-quality index The switch to the government's new measure of air pollution appears to be proving a challenge for the MTR. Although the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) officially came into force at the end of last year, the Sunday Morning Post found the train company was still using the old Air Pollution Index (API) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1403394/mtr-yet-switch-new-air-quality-health-index-pollution-warnings
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shanghai air pollution hovers near index's limit

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:05am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li amy.li@scmp.com Smog leaves Shanghai looking like 'Grey-jing' Thick smog enveloped Shanghai yesterday, with the air staying "heavily polluted" all day, according ... or "Grey-jing" as some have taken to calling it. The air quality index exceeded 200 at 4am and stood at 255 as of 8pm, according to the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Centre. Any index reading of 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1350234/shanghai-air-pollution-hovers-near-indexs-limit
  4. 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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com But more moderate gradings of pollutants does not mean new system is less stringent Three down, one up in revised air index Air quality recordings released ... But environmentalists said this did not mean that the new index, the air quality health index (AQHI), was less stringent than the old one- the air pollution index (API). "In fact, it reflects the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389389/hong-kongs-new-air-quality-health-index-shows-changes-four-out-nine
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... developed its Hedley Environmental Index to estimate the number of deaths, medical consultations and other costs linked to air pollution. Wong said the data gleaned from the new study would be more ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, ... storm for air pollution," Helen Dacre, a meteorologist at the University of Reading, said. "British car drivers and heavy industry create bad enough smog on their own, but the weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Regulators order swift end to smog insurance sales

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:42pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... that had already been sold would be honoured, the China Daily reported. Beijing’s official air quality index (AQI), which measures airborne pollutants including particulate matter and sulphur ... economic model. PICC last week offered coverage to Beijing residents against health risks caused by air pollution in the city, promising to pay 1,500 yuan (HK$1,891) to policy holders hospitalised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458375/china-regulators-order-end-smog-insurance-sales
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution worst in 18 years in shopping areas

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... in dangerously high air pollution levels for a combined total of more than 184 days last year, according to research by Friends of the Earth. It was the worst year recorded since the air pollution index ... in 2016. But Chen said it would be too late. According to the group’s research, the number of days on which roadside stations recorded air pollution index levels over 100 increased from 51 in 1999 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433803/air-pollution-worst-18-years-shopping-areas
  9. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm ... Environmental Monitoring Centre said on its website at 12pm. The US embassy air quality monitor for PM2.5 – airborne particles small enough to enter the lungs and blood – reached levels “beyond index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1162062/beijing-air-pollution-soars-beyond-index-again
  10. News - Hong Kong

    New air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... system. Launched today, the new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) replaces the Air Pollution Index (API), which had been in use since 1995. According to the Environmental Protection ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Authorities advise preschools to keep pupils indoors as new AQHI system kicks in Air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks Kindergartens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392675/new-air-quality-index-warns-very-high-health-risks

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