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  1. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside ... worse.' The Hedley Environmental Index- a real-time tracker of Hong Kong's air pollution- said yesterday's extreme levels would lead to more than 17 premature deaths and over 800 ...

  2. Clearing air

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's leading electricity supplier issued more main pollutants last year because it used dirtier coal (despite using more natural gas and less coal overall). How can CLP Power solve its pollution problem? Share your views: write to us ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches - and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks public's conscience When Severe Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong last month, the wind and waves rocked a freighter, tossing six container loads of plastic pellets into the sea. Containers were torn ...

  4. 'Very high' smog readings prompt alert

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam High levels of air pollution were reported at roadside stations in busy districts yesterday. The air pollution index climbed to 139 in Mong Kok, 133 in Central and 125 in Causeway Bay, putting all into the 'very high' category. The Environmental Protection Department urged people with heart or respiratory illnesses to avoid long stays in areas with heavy ...

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    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

  7. Air traffic controllers' conference lands in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations begins at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today and runs until Friday. About 800 air traffic controllers and aviation experts from almost 80 countries will attend the event, Andrew Leung Yiu-kwong, president of the Hong Kong Air Traffic Control Association, said yesterday. The conference will tackle ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Standby No 1 signal raised in Hong Kong for Tropical Storm Kai-tak

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... away. At 8pm Kai-tak, with winds of up to 110 kilometres an hour, was estimated to be 710 kilometres east-southeast of Hong Kong and forecast to move northwest or west-northwest at about 18km/h ... the flood-battered capital, Manila, and the Sierra Madre mountain range to the southwest, where more than 300,000 people are still in evacuation shelters after last week's floods. In Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Kok flyover, in particular, where the crash happened on September 9, had acted as a launching ramp. "It sent the taxi into the air before the cab dived into a gap between two diverging roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ...

  10. 16-year battle in vain to get noise barriers

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... technical problems and price issues,' Yau Tsim Mong District Council chairman Henry Chan Man-yu said. He estimated about 10,000 families were seriously affected by noise and air pollution ... Leung said many residents of Mei Foo Sun Chuen suffered similar noise and air pollution problems from Lai Chi Kok Road. 'Since the implementation of the EIA ordinance, there must ...




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