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  1. Dirty monsoon raises pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Air pollution on Hong Kong Island and across the New Territories rose yesterday because of a combination of dirty air from a northeast winter monsoon and low winds that failed to blow the toxins away. 'The city was affected by a northeast monsoon with relatively high background pollution,' an Environmental Protection Department spokesman said. 'The ...

  2. Sludge, sludge, wink, wink: how collusion abets pollution

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... up for Zijin and trying to shield those responsible for the pollution. An investigation by the provincial environmental watchdog said more than 9,000 cubic metres of copper-tainted waste ... government's support,' Chen was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Despite the company's apologies for the pollution disaster, there is mounting evidence that the government tried to wind up its ...

  3. Better pollution warnings on the way, minister promises

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accurate forecasts and warnings of severe air pollution. The pledge came yesterday as the Observatory chief admitted limitations in forecasting the sandstorm before going into a meeting chaired ... the meeting, environment and weather officials said readings on the 500-point air pollution index were expected to return to between 70 and 120 today due to a southeasterly sea breeze, while ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. It's time to make polluters pay, green groups say

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... are lobbying the government to legislate a 'polluter pays' approach to dealing with trash. They point to Taipei, where each household must buy government-issued garbage bags in which ...

  6. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supplies. Reckless factory owners can be identified and punished, but this is less easy with aviation polluters because the harm they cause occurs thousands of miles away. As many as 300,000 people ... trashing the planet. The environmental watchdogs in Beijing, whose powers have recently been increased, will hopefully put an urgent halt to this totally selfish and unnecessary polluting form ...

  7. Blackest day yet for air pollution

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Melanie Ho Olympic equestrian competitors shrug off concerns over heat and record smog levels Hong Kong was hit by its worst-ever air pollution amid exceptionally hot ... the air pollution index hit 202 on the outlying island of Tap Mun- a point higher than the previous record of 201 set at Tung Chung in 2004. The Observatory recorded a maximum temperature at its ...

  8. Priority on polluting industries in quake rebuilding

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... from the quake's epicentre and home to an industrial park for energy intensive, polluting industries. 'We have not benefited much from the park or the several hydropower plants ... be cleared of polluting industries. 'The priority for the county, which is upstream of the Min River and Chengdu, is to conserve the fragile environment,' he said. The chance to relocate ...

  9. Sinking ship's oil slick pollutes Hei Ling Chau

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on September 16. Three days later the Pollution Control Unit visited the site and the oil sheen was found to be in the vicinity of the vessel. 'The vessel was immediately boomed off to prevent ... it would monitor the situation and clean up any oil pollution if found. Senior marine conservation officer Clarus Chu Ping-shing, of green group WWF Hong Kong, said the pollution caused by the leak ...

  10. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters on air pollution (November 5, 6). A combination of calm weather over two weeks and the effect of tropical storm Melor approaching the South China Sea resulted in the build-up of an unusual level of pollution over Hong Kong and the Pearl delta and very high pollution on November 3. Although such a level is unusual, the government fully recognises the need ...




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