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  1. Everyone talks about air pollution; what about water pollution?

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and industry. The government should take action but I am not confident that they will. Adrian Wong Age: 19 Top tunes: Pop music I have no idea about water pollution. Air pollution in Hong Kong might ... Leung Lok Chi Age: 17 Top tunes: Hocc's songs I think Hong Kong's water pollution is very serious. As far as I know, it started in the 1970s and industrial refuse is the major cause ...

  2. Hong Kong is its own worst enemy in pollution war

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of my deteriorating nasal allergy, resulting from the worsening air pollution. The rapid growth of the industries in the Pearl River Delta has spread severely polluted air to Hong Kong. But, Hong Kong is an accomplice in polluting the air as our power companies sell electricity to the industries even though they know their growth has caused this health problem. It's poetic ...

  3. Is the mainland responsible for Hong Kong's pollution?

    Posted Nov 29th 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng

    ... of cars, buses, vans and lorries. Apart from air pollution, no one really cares about the noise traffic generates. Surely we can't hold mainland China responsible for this, too? Hong Kong ... is partially responsible for the alarming level of pollution in Hong Kong. With toxic air, murky water and deafening noise, our beloved city is hardly a 'Fragrant Harbour' anymore. One cannot ...

  4. Question of the week: Is the mainland responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Janet Tang Man-wai, 17 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School No, the mainland is not responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong. Air pollution is the most serious type ... polluted air inside Hong Kong, especially near Victoria Harbour. The mainland is not responsible for this- Hong Kong already produces enough pollutants to create the problem. Even during summer, ...

  5. Pollution clouds future of Hong Kong tourism

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A poll of tour guides by Friends of the Earth revealed that visitors to Hong Kong complained about air pollution ('Bad air spells threat to tourism', SCMP, March 20). Some visitors said they were unlikely to return. In the long term, this will hurt tourism. But it's hard to find a solution. There are fewer factories in Hong Kong now, but we can't stop ...

  6. Clean air rises to the top of Hong Kong's agenda

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... to be done. Volunteer society Clear the Air says Hong Kong's air is twice as polluted as Singapore's and New York's, and more polluted than that of Taipei, London and Tokyo. Since 1997, ... executives voiced concern for the health of their families and corporations cited declining air quality as a reason not to invest in Hong Kong. In the two years since then, the environment has been ...

  7. Keep the marathon, and clean up air pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on ways to avoid these problems next time. Solving air pollution is the first priority. BORIS CHAN, Ho Man Tin The death of a marathon runner is a tragedy, but the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic ... to a place where you cannot see anything?)- as well as insurance and legal actions, when Hong Kong people finally sue the companies which have denied them their right to clean, breatheable air. MARY ...

  8. Expats mobilised to press for air pollution curbs

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the government and be posted on the portal's website to inform expatriates and foreigners planning to relocate to Hong Kong the extent of the pollution problem. International business chambers in Hong Kong have issued warnings on air pollution's impact, especially after an international human resources company recommended corporations offer hardship allowances because of air ...

  9. Air pollution harming tourism, poll warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Golden Bauhinia Square and the Cultural Centre about their views on air pollution in Hong Kong. Nearly 50 per cent of the respondents were dissatisfied with the air pollution, describing ... unwell on days with bad air pollution and five said tourists had told them they would not visit Hong Kong again because of the pollution. 'It is alarming that Hong Kong is damaging its ...

  10. Spend swollen coffers on tackling air pollution

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Those calling for tax relief following news that revenue last fiscal year jumped 14 per cent are taking a short-sighted view, thanks perhaps to the thick air pollution swirling around Hong Kong ('Record tax revenue swells calls for relief', May 3). I would urge that the extra money, together with the unexpected budget surplus, go towards tackling air pollution. Spend ...




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