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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Province blocks full disclosure of Hong Kong-funded pollution surveys Guangdong smog studies a secret Two Hong Kong-funded air pollution studies ... admitted. The 2½ projects were commissioned in 2007 to study the formation of photochemical smog, or ozone pollution, and industrial sources of air pollution in the region. Costing HK$10 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553625/hong-kong-funded-pollution-reports-guangdong-kept-public
  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... regional smog, according to a cross-border air pollution study. The study highlighted traffic as the major source of a smoginducing pollutant, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can react ... with three other pollutants by a network of 16 monitoring stations, including three in Hong Kong. Between 2006 and 2013, the ozone reading rose by up to 38 per cent. It was the only pollutant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553623/vehicles-top-source-smog-causing-pollutant-study-suggests-halving-pearl
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers of dirty vehicles face losing licences as new pollution-busting machines are unveiled

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com UV rays to catch polluting vehicles Drivers of cars and vans that breach emission standards face having their vehicle licences revoked if caught under ... using infrared or ultraviolet rays to measure the emitted pollutants. Owners of vehicles that breach the standard will have 12 days to fix them. If they don't, their licences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535149/uv-rays-catch-polluting-vehicles
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group questions air quality projections for proposed third runway

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... air quality objectives. She also said that Lantau was already close to the air pollution limits and squeezing in more development would be impossible without breaching the pollution targets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551406/green-group-questions-air-quality-projections-proposed-third-runway
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... hours by 2023- 16 per cent more than in 2012. The city began to publicly explore energy options after deciding that in the next decade it would phase out polluting coal-fired plants, which ... was already paying a heavy price for its thirst for energy. He noted that the health ministry has said more than 300,000 people on the mainland die each year from air pollution, much of it attributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535230/hong-kong-split-over-whether-import-more-power-mainland-china
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lack of answers and late disclosure follow discharge of pollutants into irrigation water Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers ... pollution, was obliged to submit a report on the incident by the end of this month. "It is like a probe by someone who is the target of a probe. How could you guarantee the probe's result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311802/official-inaction-effluent-leak-riles-lawmakers
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Historic houses in century-old village face threat of demolition

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... The site needs to be dug up, illegal access might occur and nearby streams might be polluted too," he said. Cheng said Pak Sha O was a butterfly hotspot, with 93 species recorded so far, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1323777/historic-houses-century-old-village-face-threat-demolition

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