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  1. Ban on VOC pollutants

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The import and production of vessel paints, adhesives, and sealants with volatile organic compounds (VOC) content higher than the legal limits will be banned from tomorrow, when the amended air pollution control regulation comes into effect. The gases are the main drivers of smog formation. An estimated 700 tonnes of VOC emissions could be cut by the new ...

  2. Northeasterly monsoon pushes roadside pollution very high

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The northeasterly monsoon that arrived this week not only brought the city cooler and dry weather, it also pushed roadside pollution in Central to a very high level. Central's roadside pollution level has been above 100, considered very high, since Monday night, but it worsened steadily yesterday and reached as high as 135 at 6pm. It was the fifth day in a week ...

  3. Roadside air pollution soars, as monitors report improvement

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 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 reported a small improvement in air quality in the region in the first half of the year. With a pall of smog hanging over the city, roadside air pollution worsened steadily throughout the day. ...

  4. Big firms flouting rule on pollution disclosure

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Top Chinese and multinational companies have failed to comply with a rule requiring enterprises on the mainland to release key pollution information, a Greenpeace ... in May last year, it said. The report also blamed local officials for failing to rein in polluting enterprises using the rule, which had been hailed as a landmark step towards curbing industrial ...

  5. Residents in the Pearl River Delta region worried about pollution and water quality, survey shows

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 80 per cent of Pearl River Delta residents say pollution is adversely affecting their lives, while 60 per cent are concerned about the quality of the region's ... with pollution in the previous 12 months. Guangdong manufactures almost a third of the mainland's exports, but the toll has been widespread environmental damage. Thirty-eight per cent of respondents ...

  6. CLP Power can take lead in pollution fight

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... electricity producer and single largest polluter is right to say the lack of a legally binding treaty is a 'real shame' and big disappointment. He should be going a step further by pairing ... are public companies with shareholders' interests to protect. But the pollution that comes from the smokestacks of their plants affects the well-being of all citizens. They have to make every ...

  7. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Air Pollution

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... and reduce pollution, our city seems incapable of taking any meaningful steps. Christine Loh Kung-wai (pictured), head of the Civic Exchange think tank, says there is no running away from the fact that it's Hong Kong's No1 health risk. 'Roadside pollution will take centre stage because there is emissions data, and health outcomes can be calculated,' she says. 'This ...

  8. Mobile air monitors record higher pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A study has found that roadside air pollution could be two to three times greater than official measurements, and areas with less traffic are not necessarily cleaner than ... and June to record air pollution levels. Testing in the remaining 12 districts is scheduled to be completed next year. Using methods different from that used by fixed-point monitoring stations ...

  9. Designers to highlight pollution

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Greenpeace and Hong Kong Design Community are organising a series of activities in response to industrial water pollution on the mainland. The activities are aimed at demonstrating how serious the problem is and raising public awareness. Greenpeace communications officer Tommy Cheng Wing-san said working with designers would help the group present the water pollution ...

  10. Anti-pollution rule costly for fabric maker

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... not increase pollutants. The company, one of the largest textile makers in the Pearl River delta, had earmarked a significant portion of its about HK$400 million in investment next year to reduce pollution levels at its Panyu production base in Guangzhou, where it planned to raise capacity by 10 per cent, said chairman Wan Wai-loi. The investment in recycling, treating sewage and reusing ...




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