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  1. Air pollution

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The heaviest smog in years has blanketed Hong Kong this week. What emergency action would you recommend to clear the atmosphere? Should the Pearl Delta governments address air pollution as a crisis, like they did with Sars? What innovative policy measures can Hong Kong take on its own? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the build-up of an unusual level of pollution over Hong Kong and the Pearl delta and very high pollution on November 3. Although such a level is unusual, the government fully recognises the need ... will greatly improve the haze in the region and air quality objectives in Hong Kong will also be met. Meanwhile, any members of the public who are interested in becoming spotters for smoky vehicles may ...

  3. Air pollution to be tackled at its source

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment chief says the problem is regional, as HK smog reaches record levels Hong Kong's environment minister plans to tackle regional air pollution from ... for the regional pollution include power and cement plants and factories. Dr Liao said Hong Kong was still working with Guangdong on a regional air-quality management plan, including the establishment ...

  4. Small steps in the fight against pollution

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... May I share with P. A. Crush some facts about the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and air pollution sources ('Destructive policy', November 19). Private cars account for only 1 per cent of the air pollution in Hong Kong. This is because the EPD has required that all new vehicles have a Euro III emissions standard for quite a while now. The vast majority ...

  5. Tung's pollution goals almost met

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's air being considered that of a world-class city can be achieved. In his 1999 policy address, Mr Tung pledged to reduce two types of air pollutants from vehicles which are blamed for Hong ... Vehicle emissions are the biggest source of air pollutants in Hong Kong, accounting for 44 per cent of the total. Power stations are the second largest source, accounting for about one third. ...

  6. Friends at work for environment

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... AIR POLLUTION has brought real health hazards to Hong Kong and that is why it has remained at the top of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong)'s burning environmental issues. It is little wonder that transport and power plants are the two key sources of air pollution as Hong Kong is such a highly urbanised place. Vehicle exhaust and emissions from power plants contain a wide range ...

  7. No place for clouded vision on pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and water pollution, receive much lower priority. While the bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau is on the fast track to approval and construction, Hong Kong officials are not expecting ... that hung over much of the region yesterday is a reminder of the result of such lack of co-ordination. No one who could see the smog needed to wait for official pollution readings from the Hong Kong ...

  8. Clear, hot days will soon revert to humid haze

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it was almost a regular phenomenon in June or July, before Hong Kong was affected by other weather systems like typhoons which could hinder the dispersion of pollutants. Raymond Leung Pak-ming, ... said yesterday after it examined the breezes which have cleared the smog from the Hong Kong's sky during the past 10 days. The spell has brought the highest temperatures of the year ...

  9. Daily hazard

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of your readers will want to echo the warning issued by Luisa Tam about Hong Kong's 'Hazy thinking on pollution'' (November 15). Hong Kong has lost its horizon ... restriction on sulphur in fuel led to the best evidence anywhere that lowering pollutants leads to huge near- and long-term health benefits, but power generation in Hong Kong continues to dump 60,000 ...

  10. Ahead of target

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the leader 'In fight against pollution, seeing is believing' and the articles 'Improvement in air quality is hailed' and 'Cross-border links a pollution threat' (South China Morning Post, September 4). Notwithstanding the good progress in improving Hong Kong's air and water quality, more is being done. For air quality, contrary to the doubt ...




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