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  1. Bar wins landmark noise case

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Court overturns ban on Tsim Sha Tsui venue after judge says method to measure disturbance is too subjective Hong Kong's late-night venues can breathe a sigh of relief after a court ruling yesterday overturned a controversial noise ban o ...

  2. Reducing noise a priority for company

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Tsang Shuk-wa AN INEVITABLE byproduct of convenience brought by the new Ma On Shan Rail is the noise from the running trains. The KCRC has implemented noise control measures in planning the new extension. The company was now considering additio ...

  3. Noise controls killing West Kowloon as concert venue

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Complaints against Wild Day Out spell out hurdle facing outdoor performances Concert promoters could be driven out of West Kowloon because of strict noise rules. The organisers of Saturday's seven-hour rock marathon Wild Day Out, at Wes ...

  4. Legco urges action on rail noise

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Legco yesterday urged the Kowloon-Canton Railway to install noise-reduction features on the new Ma On Shan line even in areas where the noise level is below the legal limit of 55 decibels. The railways subcommittee of the transport panel passed a ...

  5. Calmer weather brings high pollution readings

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Parts of Hong Kong were choked by serious air pollution yesterday, with the reading in Central hitting a peak of 142. The air pollution index (API) hovered around 100 ... weather has been very calm over the past two days, causing air pollutants in Hong Kong and the neighbouring region to build up. As a result, API readings at a few stations have exceeded 100,' ...

  6. Ship pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should there be a 'green tax' on visiting ships, an environmentally unregulated industry which may be contributing considerably to air pollution in Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Is HK ignoring a big polluter?

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are ships contributing more to air pollution in the world's busiest container port than the Hong Kong authorities are letting on? 'My hunch is the figures should be higher,' a top government scientist admits. So should there be a 'green tax' on vessels that allegedly produce as much air pollution as 350,000 cars? Full report- A3 ...

  8. Severe air pollution

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since about New Year's Eve, Hong Kong has been shrouded in a particularly evident blanket of pollution or 'haze' as the media prefers to call it. Levels have ranged from ... Only one article on local pollution appeared in the South China Morning Post over these days ('Grey, polluted skies usher in the New Year', January 2). Watching TVB one would learn ...

  9. Now, tackle noise pollution

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While we are making progress in Hong Kong to control air pollution, noise pollution is an environmental nuisance which lowers the quality of the city. On the corner of Queen's Road ... as well as Ocean Terminal also create noise pollution. I have been told that these do not, strictly speaking, conflict with Section 11 of the Advertisements Regulation. However, they constitute ...

  10. Joint action the only way to beat pollution

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Finger-pointing and blame games have long dominated the discussion of air pollution in Hong Kong and in the Pearl River Delta. It is encouraging, then, to see signs that policymakers ... and to contribute more actively to the solutions. A joint study released two years ago showed that Guangdong was the source of 80 per cent of the region's air pollution, but there can be no glossing ...




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