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  1. 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,' ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Facts on pollution must get public airing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and public health without delay. If fine particulates and other pollutants are found in higher concentrations than deemed acceptable in cities overseas- and if they pose a hazard to our health- ... Coupled with restricted supplies of gas, this meant a heavy reliance on coal and increased pollution. CLP hints at continued reliance on coal in the immediate future and plans to install equipment ...

  8. Getting the facts right on pollution in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening' (September 2), by Gerry Ball. I hope that he can get his facts right before rushing into any long-term decision, much less advising others, on whether to stay in Hong Kong. It is far from the truth, as Mr Ball asserted, to say Hong Kong's air pollution is four times the level ...

  9. Review blames officials for protecting river polluters

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

    ... Staff Reporter Local industries protected by officials are responsible for the serious pollution of the Huai River, the State Environmental Protection Administration said yesterday. A two-week inspection of environmental work along the river found water quality in the main river had improved but tributaries remained heavily polluted. 'The rate of improvement has lagged ...

  10. Bureaus may join forces on pollution

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Guangdong has proposed that the pan-Pearl River Delta region's environmental-protection bureaus work together to combat serious pollution in south China. Chen Guangrong, ... It was hoped the bureaus would co-operate on environmental management, pollution prevention, habitat protection and environmental technology, Mr Chen said. 'We will study the environmental ...




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