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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality at street level. "The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution, in particular nitrogen dioxide," said Kwong Sum-yin, of the Clean Air Network. The continuing improvement to the regional air quality is in stark contrast to Hong Kong's deteriorating roadside air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226266/pearl-river-delta-air-quality-improves-roadside-pollution-worse-hong
  2. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be published) that shows that Hong Kong's air pollution is double acceptable limits for developed countries. It is four times the level of Singapore (itself sandwiched between two sizeable developing nations). One look out of the window is enough to conclude that the air pollution is ghastly. Estimations of the social and health cost to Hong Kong run into hundreds of millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468746/hong-kongs-air-beach-pollution-worsening
  3. Hong Kong is its own worst enemy in pollution war

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of my deteriorating nasal allergy, resulting from the worsening air pollution. The rapid growth of the industries in the Pearl River Delta has spread severely polluted air to Hong Kong. But, Hong Kong is an accomplice in polluting the air as our power companies sell electricity to the industries even though they know their growth has caused this health problem. It's poetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574633/hong-kong-its-own-worst-enemy-pollution-war
  4. Cutting air pollution, improving education should not be just for foreigners' sake

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... This is half-baked economics. The apposite economic question is why there are so many expatriates in Hong Kong to take advantage of the city's innocent generosity. They usurp career and education ... for opportunity. Apparently still influenced by years of colonial delusion, most Hongkongers acquiesce in ridiculous ideas such as we must clean up pollution for the sake of foreigners and we must have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993617/cutting-air-pollution-improving-education-should-not-be-just-foreigners-sake
  5. Pollution fighter flees bad air

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The 68-year-old chief executive of WWF Hong Kong, the city's largest green campaign group, is leaving the city he has spent the past eight years trying to save from further environmental degradation. ... and irritation. So I say enough is enough,' he said. Bohm, a Canadian who has been in Hong Kong since 1981 and worked as a financial controller before joining the WFF. He will migrate to Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000553/pollution-fighter-flees-bad-air
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609756/hong-kong-has-legal-muscle-fight-pollution-lets-stop-wasting-it
  7. Air pollution harming tourism, poll warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Golden Bauhinia Square and the Cultural Centre about their views on air pollution in Hong Kong. Nearly 50 per cent of the respondents were dissatisfied with the air pollution, describing ... unwell on days with bad air pollution and five said tourists had told them they would not visit Hong Kong again because of the pollution. 'It is alarming that Hong Kong is damaging its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542170/air-pollution-harming-tourism-poll-warns
  8. Spend swollen coffers on tackling air pollution

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Those calling for tax relief following news that revenue last fiscal year jumped 14 per cent are taking a short-sighted view, thanks perhaps to the thick air pollution swirling around Hong Kong ('Record tax revenue swells calls for relief', May 3). I would urge that the extra money, together with the unexpected budget surplus, go towards tackling air pollution. Spend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547686/spend-swollen-coffers-tackling-air-pollution
  9. It's time for leaders to act on air pollution

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other developed jurisdiction, in particular, warnings against exertion. The level of pollution was dangerous on the day of the Hong Kong marathon. When thousands of people were running ... Congratulations to all those who participated, either in the run or as assistants, for another great marathon, Hong Kong's biggest amateur athletic event. I hope it has drawn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536537/its-time-leaders-act-air-pollution
  10. Experts air ideas on how to control pollution

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the region's air quality relies on closer co-operation of all parties,' Ms Yuen told the energy and environment panel. Describing the region's air-pollution level as 'unbearable', ... Guangdong was determined to fight air pollution, with a commitment to reduce pollutants such as sulfur dioxide by 40 per cent by 2010. Ms Yuen said CLP had a policy of maintaining its fuel mix ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517590/experts-air-ideas-how-control-pollution

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