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  1. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Air Pollution

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong saw little progress this year on perhaps the one issue that affects all of us directly- the air we breathe. While other cities have taken steps to curb car congestion ... that it's Hong Kong's No1 health risk. 'Roadside pollution will take centre stage because there is emissions data, and health outcomes can be calculated,' she says. 'This ...

  2. New clean-air ally joins pollution fight

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... and pollution-spewing container ships, the group said. Air pollution 'is the biggest public health issue in Hong Kong today. It has a major impact on our health,' Mr Shaw said. 'Bad air is always ... 'This is the first website to actually inform and engage ordinary residents of Hong Kong with the basic threshold knowledge that they really need to know about the state of air quality in Hong ...

  3. Protect your children from air pollution

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... Fionnuala Carolan Hong Kong's air pollution is often cited as the most negative aspect of living here. Anthony Hedley from the University of Hong Kong has been studying the effects of air pollution for the past 21 years. According to his research, there are 2,000 deaths related to air pollution in Hong Kong every year and the young and the old in society are the most ...

  4. Australia defends inclusion of air pollution in new travel warning

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rosanne Barrett The Australian government has defended its decision to cite air pollution in Hong Kong in a new travel warning. It said a change to its travel advice for the city, ... that Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs had included a notice about air pollution in Hong Kong as a health issue as part of an updated alert on Monday. It warned that air pollution levels could ...

  5. Despite high pollution readings, air is cleaner, government claims

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Environmental Protection Department has insisted Hong Kong's air quality has improved over the past decade, despite its air pollution index showing big rises ... years. To improve regional air quality, the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments agreed in 2002 to reduce the emissions of four major air pollutants by 20 to 55 per cent from their 1997 levels ...

  6. Roadside air pollution soars, as monitors report improvement

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the time. An analysis by the South China Morning Post of air pollution data for Hong Kong for the first half of the year showed roadside monitoring stations recorded more than six times as many ... Cheung Chi-fai Has the air we breathe got better or worse? It depends on where you stand. Yesterday, as roadside air pollution rose to the second highest level on record, officials ...

  7. Government must do more to reduce air pollution levels

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government should replace the existing outdated air quality objectives without delay and adopt the highest updated international standards. A well-defined timetable is needed ... control measures. More scientific research on regional air pollution and climate change should be undertaken. Many of the government's 19 proposed emission control measures are not new ideas. ...

  8. Change in materialistic attitude could reduce air pollution

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... remains undiminished in Hong Kong and the major mainland cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Carmakers conveniently play down the harmful effects that these gas-guzzlers have on air ... In today's society, status is often judged by what one drives, what one wears and what one eats. This value judgment that is prevalent in Hong Kong today is now becoming widespread ...

  9. Tough action needed now on air pollution

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has long blamed high pollution levels in Hong Kong largely on emissions from factories and power plants in Guangdong province. Clear skies of late have been put down ... consideration. The health risks of high pollution levels are well proven. Hong Kong cannot afford to take the least intrusive steps. The problem is a collective one, but the government has to take ...

  10. Mobile air monitors record higher pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... those with heavier traffic. A specially equipped van- known as a mobile air-monitoring platform (MAP)- travelled through streets in six districts in southern Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in May ... in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, the MAP can provide more data on air quality in a shorter period of time than the fixed-point stations. The study, sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, has ...




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