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  1. Air quality vow

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The environment bureau says it will battle any unacceptable pollution level from the proposed bridge to Macau and Zhuhai- and not seek a waiver on air-quality requirements. What do you think of this assurance? Write to us. ...

  2. Critics hit out over new air quality monitoring network

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A new air quality monitoring network that will provide an index of pollution in the Pearl River Delta will start operating next week- but is already being criticised for secrecy and lack of useful information for the public. The Regional Air Quality Index, developed by Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department and the Guangdong Environmental Protection ...

  3. Full disclosure needed on delta's air quality

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... knowledge of the threat that pollution poses to our health is therefore to be welcomed. This week's news that an air-quality monitoring network covering the Pearl River Delta will begin operating next week is a positive development. From next Wednesday an index will be issued to show the quality of air across the region each day. Such an index is long overdue, having been ...

  4. Minister defends air-quality index

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The environment minister yesterday defended the regional air-quality index, which has been criticised for offering limited information, saying the public would ... anti-pollution equipment was rejected. The motion listed five cross-border measures, such as emissions trading and improving the regional air-quality monitoring system, and 11 additional local measures, ...

  5. Air quality decline looks likely to continue

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Expert is worried about record levels of particulates found in some HK areas The deterioration of air quality is not likely to level off soon, after the highest level ... micrograms, the worst since monitoring started in 1999. Central and Western also saw the level hitting 59 micrograms. All of these readings breached the annual air quality objective of 55 micrograms. ...

  6. Decline in air quality cuts HK lifespan by 16 months

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pollution has double the impact in city than Europe or the US, says academic Poor air quality is shortening the life expectancy of Hong Kong people by an estimated 16 months- ... attack,' he said. The scientist warned that there was an urgent need for the government to improve air quality. Dr Rabl said a cleaner environment could improve brain development in babies ...

  7. Pledge to respect rules on air quality for bridge

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government will not seek the chief executive's approval for waiving air-quality requirements when building the proposed bridge from Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai, ... basis under the worst traffic scenario when the bridge is completed. The level is one third over the acceptable level of 300 micrograms under existing air quality objectives. Nitrogen oxide ...

  8. Power plant emissions cap to boost air quality

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Other strategies include a recycling park and improved waste recovery Emissions from Hong Kong power plants are to be capped to improve air quality in the Pearl River Delta ... the measure was vital to meet air-quality targets agreed with Guangdong for 2010, and to pave the way for a pilot emissions-trading scheme. CLP Power, which has used more coal to produce power ...

  9. Air quality limits obsolete and harmful

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The air quality objectives currently in use were last revised in 1987- 18 years ago. The unfortunate truth is, there are vast discrepancies between these outdated objectives for seven air ... the present air quality objectives system, as claimed by the government, fails to reflect reality. These guidelines are obsolete and have become utterly irrelevant to the estimation of the associated ...

  10. Purifiers have limited impact on air quality, says consumer body

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Air purifiers can remove pollutants such as dust and smoke, but people relying on them to deliver totally clean air may not breathe easy after the Consumer Council released test results on 10 different models. 'Air purifiers can counter the air-pollution problem by removing smoke and dust in the air, but their performance varies,' said Ching Pak-chung, ...




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