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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Can you blame them for trying? You can see the pollution from space With air pollution at an all time high in the Chinese capital, Beijing's ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1140115/beijings-crazy-quick-fixes-toxic-air-canned-air-bicycle-powered-air
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Organisation's recommended daily average level of exposure is just 25 micrograms; the US embassy had determined the air quality had reached hazardous levels. Even with such readings and some competitors ... as toughness and stamina, was held in a foul fog. Yet officials are more than capable of clearing the air; they proved that during the 2008 Olympic Games, when power plants and factories that burn coal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... authorities have largely implemented voluntary schemes rather than legislation to improve air quality, leading to little noticeable change and continued risks. An unexpected result of the democracy ... on air quality alongside streets. Without a government policy shift, after the demonstrations have ended, we will have to rely on our memories of the protest days for what clean vehicles on our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612281/protesters-who-blocked-roads-also-cleared-hong-kongs
  4. 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 ... executive declared the quality of the air we breathe to be a core livelihood issue. He got off on the right foot by promising to legislate next year to require all ocean-going vessels to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1210289/cleaner-air-hong-kong-still-distant-prospect
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1396984/increased-transparency-air-quality-will-bring-greater
  7. Comment - Letters

    More pedestrianised areas can boost air quality and safety

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... More pedestrianised areas can boost air quality and safety Upon the unveiling of the ambitious Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong in March last year, undersecretary for environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said that the government was in the process of exploring the possibility of expanding pedestrianisation as one of the tougher measures to cut down on nitrogen dioxide levels, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1403286/more-pedestrianised-areas-can-boost-air-quality-and-safety
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Vancouver authorities issued a rare air-quality advisory. Residents were told to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise at certain times, with air conditions said to be of particular concern to infants, ... Kong government’s Air Quality Health Index, NO2 levels across the SAR averaged 67.4 micrograms per cubic metre at all available monitoring stations in the year to February 2014. At the roadside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planners need to end the occupation of our streets- by vehicles

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:10pm by LOONG TSZ WAI

    ... It is not surprising that the air quality in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok improved remarkably during the occupation period, since people could walk, run or even bike instead of suffering the usual ... three locations showed lower concentrations of PM2.5 comparable with the World Health Organisation benchmark, indicating an improvement in air quality. However, after police partially cleared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1622155/planners-need-end-occupation-our-streets-vehicles
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy protests have revealed how to improve the quality of city life

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 02:19pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says one thing the Occupy protests have shown us is how we can make changes to really improve things in our city Island idyll The dire consequences of the Occupy movement on Hong Kong haven't materialised as the doomsaye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1615703/occupy-protests-have-revealed-how-improve-quality-city-life

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