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  1. 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 ...

  2. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the build-up of an unusual level of pollution over Hong Kong and the Pearl delta and very high pollution on November 3. Although such a level is unusual, the government fully recognises the need ... will greatly improve the haze in the region and air quality objectives in Hong Kong will also be met. Meanwhile, any members of the public who are interested in becoming spotters for smoky vehicles may ...

  3. Air pollution to be tackled at its source

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment chief says the problem is regional, as HK smog reaches record levels Hong Kong's environment minister plans to tackle regional air pollution from ... for the regional pollution include power and cement plants and factories. Dr Liao said Hong Kong was still working with Guangdong on a regional air-quality management plan, including the establishment ...

  4. Blackest day yet for air pollution

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Melanie Ho Olympic equestrian competitors shrug off concerns over heat and record smog levels Hong Kong was hit by its worst-ever air pollution amid exceptionally hot ... are not allowed to use any umbrellas, might still be exposed to the health risks of hot weather and poor air quality,' he said. But three equestrian teams already in Hong Kong downplayed the impact ...

  5. Dirty monsoon raises pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Air pollution on Hong Kong Island and across the New Territories rose yesterday because of a combination of dirty air from a northeast winter monsoon and low winds that failed ... pollution level of the monsoon air is relatively high and the wind in urban areas is relatively low and not favourable to pollutant dispersion at roadsides.' The spokesman said pollution levels ...

  6. Radioactive cloud unlikely to reach Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Observatory says radioactive material from Fukushima nuclear plant is unlikely to reach Hong Kong. Predicting the probable trajectory of spewed materials from the damaged plant more than 3,000 kilometres from Hong Kong, the weather scientists said the city would be under the influence of a westerly air flow from China until Friday. 'All the radioactive ...

  7. Air China cancellations leave passengers in Hong Kong irate

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air China came under fire yesterday from hundreds of disgruntled passengers after cancelling flights to Beijing from Hong Kong. Other flights were delayed for hours. Stranded passengers crowded the airport's check-in counters as heavy snowstorms cut flights to and from northern China and South Korea. Flights by six airlines were affected. Two Air China flights to Beijing ...

  8. Hazy thinking on pollution

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Luisa Tam The severity of last week's pollution haze, which has increasingly become a regular event in Hong Kong, in turn prompted the annual debate about air quality and the origins ... the reality. Hong Kong's air pollution is estimated to claim hundreds of lives and put thousands in hospital every year. If that is the reality, it would be suicidal to continue to muffle ...

  9. Delta air quality 'making huge gains'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the latest regional air quality monitoring results for last year, released yesterday. A Hong Kong environmental official said factory closures could have been a factor and monitoring over a longer ... stations in Guangdong and Hong Kong, came into operation in late 2005. The network provides the regional air quality monitoring index daily on the websites of the Environmental Protection ...

  10. Better pollution warnings on the way, minister promises

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accurate forecasts and warnings of severe air pollution. The pledge came yesterday as the Observatory chief admitted limitations in forecasting the sandstorm before going into a meeting chaired ... the meeting, environment and weather officials said readings on the 500-point air pollution index were expected to return to between 70 and 120 today due to a southeasterly sea breeze, while ...




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