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  1. Nine-year high for Hong Kong's blue skies

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality. The API is a composite index taking into account the concentration of air pollutants measured at monitoring stations around Hong Kong. A reading below 100 does not exceed the air quality ... appointed secretary for the environment. In the 71 days from May 1 to July 10, the roadside air pollution index fell below 51 on 27 days, the most 'low pollution' days since 1999 and 17 ...

  2. More steps urged to tackle air pollution

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Beijing Hong Kong delegates demand better flow of information from Guangdong Greater transparency is needed about air pollution in the Pearl River Delta and greater ... Yick-ming and Tso Wong Man-yin, said Hong Kong and Guangdong should co-operate more on education and publicity to increase public awareness of the importance of tackling air pollution. Hong Kong ...

  3. Act now to fight pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Thanks for your letter, Leon. Your letter made me think of Alan Watson Featherstone, a leading conservationist who visited Hong Kong over the Easter holidays. He said Hong Kong's air pollution was among the worst in the world and he called for tough action. Today's youth, he said, would suffer the most because if the air pollution ...

  4. Hong Kong has the legal muscle to fight pollution- let's stop wasting it

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I support Terry Scott's thought-provoking letter ('Government stands idly by while we endure terrible air pollution', September 23). The government clearly has changed its tune: senior officials now respond immediately and sincerely, saying they take air pollution very seriously. Even so, it appears that they are doing little about it- and that at glacial speed. ...

  5. HK blamed for most air pollution

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Study contradicts government findings on regional emissions Emissions in Hong Kong cause most of the city's air pollution, a study has found, contradicting government claims ... in determining Hong Kong's air quality on 53 per cent of the 324 polluted days last year. Roadside emissions and marine traffic were the biggest factors. Pollution from the Pearl River Delta, from ...

  6. Foreign runners undeterred by air pollution

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sullivan, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), said he hoped the vexed issues of air pollution and the spectator-unfriendly route of the 42.2-kilometre race would both ... Alvin Sallay It's no worse here than other big cities, say visitors Overseas runners brushed aside concerns over Hong Kong's bad air as the money man behind the Standard ...

  7. Air pollution 'will prevent record run'

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... at the Hong Kong Marathon in March because of the 'dreadful' air pollution enveloping the city. Although he managed to retain his Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon title in convincing fashion ... Chan said. Last year, one runner died while a record number were hospitalised after the Hong Kong Marathon, which was staged on a day when the level of air pollution recorded was 'very ...

  8. HK's air pollution drags it down in eyes of expats, survey shows

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Air pollution has made Hong Kong a less attractive place for Asian expatriates, compilers of an annual quality-of-life survey say. Over the past five years, Tokyo has overtaken ... the gap between two cities was air pollution. 'The gradual deterioration of air quality in Hong Kong is the biggest difference between Hong Kong and Singapore,' he said. Last year's ...

  9. Help clear the air- drop polluters from your portfolio

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... include some well-known companies listed in Hong Kong. According to Trucost, the 10 worst polluters in Asia include Hong Kong's CLP, mainland electricity generators Huaneng, China Resources ... with Tom Holland Hong Kongers would happily pay good money to breathe cleaner air, a new survey shows. Cleaner air is certainly a desirable thing, especially at the moment when it is all ...

  10. Air pollution is a problem we must solve, regardless of its origins

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After much speculation about how much of the responsibility for Hong Kong's poor air quality belongs to local sources and how much across the border, we now broadly understand. ... anxious to convince that if they come to Hong Kong the air will be safe to breathe. Bill Barron, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...




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