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  1. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... Nitrogen dioxide and the inhalable particulate matter, PM10, rose by a third Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality as 'relatively poor' ... and geological factors had contributed to the “relatively poor air quality”. But he said a major problem was also soaring vehicle emissions and high daily emissions in urban areas. The government has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality 'not that bad' near Tuen Mun site

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Officials say monitoring station data meets objectives. But green groups aren't convinced planned reclamation site is suitable for housing Air quality 'not that bad' near Tuen Mun site Air quality readings at a proposed reclamation site in Tuen Mun indicate it is "not that bad" for housing despite being surrounded by polluting ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major ... Beijing's air quality will improve any time soon," he said. "Many locals, in fact, have the same idea. But we have nowhere to go." Lanzhou, in the northwestern province of Gansu, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing air quality plummets after Lantern Festival fireworks

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 11:56am by Chris Luo

    ... said Sunday's weather condition also contributed to the sudden worsening air quality. A cloudy, foggy day with little wind appeared to prevent the pollution from blowing away. After being ... and factories. Cracking down on firework displays is only an environmental protection campaign, nothing more,” one internet user said online. Beijing’s air quality has frequently made headlines ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong fails to meet air quality targets

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 03:57pm by 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 ... by the Environmental Protection Department in 1987”. The air quality targets list the concentration levels of seven harmful air pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, NO2, and PM10 particles (those ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh blames poor air quality on past governments' passivity

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... governments have been too passive in updating the city's air quality standards, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told lawmakers yesterday. Speaking to the Legislative Council's public accounts committee, she acknowledged that the city had yet to attain its 25-year-old air-quality objectives. Even so, she said the Environment Bureau was confident it could achieve ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must do more to improve air quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Air quality fails the budget test Just how bad is our air quality? The answer can be found when you sniff it or take a look at the skyline. Those who need more evidence can turn to the damning report by the Audit Commission on the government's efforts to clean up the air. The existing air quality objectives have, according to the watchdog, never been fully ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    City has enough air quality index stations, but more are being planned

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More air quality stations to meet public demand The government would consider building more air quality monitoring stations in the city even though ... to have specific air quality readings in the districts where they live, Undersecretary for Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. She was speaking at a Legislative Council public accounts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... SCIENTISTS TO LAUNCHOWN AIR QUALITY INDEX Pollution scientists who developed a new air quality alert system for the government that was never adopted plan to launch it themselves. The experts say their air quality health index (AQHI), to be provided on a website as early as next month, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present government ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ...




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