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  1. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down ... Organisation recently released the first global survey results for levels of airborne particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10) for 1,082 cities worldwide, Hong Kong was not on the list, because our ...

  2. Wasteful subsidies are not the answer to air pollution or energy price rises

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The debate over the proposed increases in electricity prices brings about an interesting dilemma for a crowded city like Hong Kong, and a situation whose time has come. In fact, if we care ... that it claims it is trying to address. Sorry, but you cannot have it both ways, and those who care about this city's environment should welcome the free-market forces that Hong Kong always claims ...

  3. Lack of political will responsible for the polluted air we breathe in HK

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It was a further masterpiece in the Environment Bureau's long series of deceptions on air quality management. The full array of short-term and annual pollutant concentrations show that the population ... shows that harmful effects in children occur even below these limits, and it is likely they will be revised downwards long before Hong Kong is compliant with present international advisories. ...

  4. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Later, as the plane took off, Mount Fuji was clearly visible in the distance. Back in Hong Kong, the government's focus on pollution-accelerated deaths significantly avoids dealing ... ('Revealed: the deadly threat from our bad air', January 20) really means 1,200 x 5 years, or 6,000 additional late-stage sufferers in Hong Kong. Like other corrosive agents, the sufferer will go ...

  5. Solution to combat air pollution

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There appears to be no end in sight to Hong Kong's pollution woes. On most days, the air is filled with smog. The city's filthy air has resulted in an increasing demand for home ... a scanner to measure particles per litre of air when he travels. 'In Canada, he found outdoor air was below 4,000 particles and indoors it was 1,000, but in Hong Kong it measures around 100,000 ...

  6. Engineers develop new method to check air pollution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Chinese University engineers have developed technology previously used by the US military to detect explosives to check for toxic air pollutants. Professor Douglas Yung Pun-to, of the department of electronic engineering, and his team are using sensor chips as small as a fingernail to capture different types of toxic air pollutants ...

  7. Air pollution worst in city's poor areas

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee People in poor areas of Hong Kong are breathing the city's worst air, with Sham Shui Po the most polluted of all, according to a study of government statistics by Friends ... of 11 districts installed with general stations for the air pollution index. All four areas are among the districts with lowest average income in Hong Kong. The bad air quality in those areas ...

  8. Spend whatever it takes to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How hard is it to tackle Hong Kong's air pollution problem? Some actions would go a long way. Our power and transport companies need to use clean fuel and our buildings have ... standards. Hong Kong is not short of funds to resolutely take on air pollution. The government's budget surplus this year could be at least HK$70 billion. There is too much riding on clean air ...

  9. Shippers urge regulations to curb dockside pollution

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will go back to burning bunker fuel in Hong Kong. 'The Fair Winds Charter is a start but it's mainly hype,' said James Middleton, chairman of air-pollution concern group Clear the Air. 'The lame-duck government of Hong Kong has done nothing to create an emission-control area, so all shipping passing through here is burning bunker fuel at will and only the charter ...

  10. Hong Kong life lacks star attraction

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle. By day, our city is one of Asia's most modern, dynamic cities. Yet by night we have no view of the stars, deal with polluted air and a hot, uncomfortable living environment. With Hong Kong affected by air pollution, land pollution, noise pollution and light pollution, I am left asking myself, are these problems worth the price? Nic Chien From the Editor Thank you for your ...




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