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  1. Can a new broom really sweep clean in polluted HK?

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it. We have terrible roadside pollution, sewage flowing into the sea, infuriating noise pollution, enormous material consumption, one of the highest levels of rubbish per person, thousands ... of the policy agenda, shaking up the bureaucracy, democratising the political system, accepting much greater responsibility for pollution, and implementing robust environmental education. Without ...

  2. Cutting air pollution, improving education should not be just for foreigners' sake

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for opportunity. Apparently still influenced by years of colonial delusion, most Hongkongers acquiesce in ridiculous ideas such as we must clean up pollution for the sake of foreigners and we must have ...

  3. As the city splutters, a storm brews over 'outdated' index and alerts

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Elaine Yau Parents and principals are calling for new warning systems and rules for days with very high air pollution after outdoor activities were cancelled at schools across the city yesterday. As the general air pollution index hit severe levels at all roadside stations and at general stations in all but one district, schools moved physical education classes ...

  4. New lab to study marine pollution

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland. The Ministry of Science and Technology earlier this month approved the universities' plan to launch the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. State Key Laboratories are recognised ... for the early detection, assessment, prediction and control of pollution in the marine environment. It will address complex environmental issues related to toxic chemical pollution, biological toxins ...

  5. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... an average of about four days sick leave each year suffering from respiratory diseases. Mr Lui said indoor air pollution led to a range of illnesses, including headaches, eye and throat irritation, ... of school administrators said they were not able to identify the sources of indoor air pollution. More than 33 per cent of schools claimed they had received complaints from parents and teachers. ...

  6. Combating pollution is main aim of course

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... with our daily lives? Despite the popular misconception that it is about studying marine creatures, this area of study actually focuses on air and water pollution. It helps people understand ... at the transfer of pollutants and heavy metals up through the food chain,' said Paul Harrison, director of the atmospheric, marine and coastal environment programme. 'Another group is working ...

  7. Schools mull tougher air pollution policies

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Schools and kindergartens are considering stepping up their response to air pollution after a school swimming gala was cancelled due to very high roadside readings. Chinese ... that it was monitoring air pollution levels carefully. It would not confirm that a cross country run scheduled for today in Aberdeen Country Park would take place. 'Following reports of high levels ...

  8. Pollution forces school to move swim gala indoors

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... that very high levels of air pollution would damage students' health. Some students were reduced to tears and the Chinese International School event was thrown into chaos when it was relocated ... School leaders took the decision at 6.30am after seeing smog blanketing the harbour, and examining the air pollution index (API) for the Causeway Bay roadside station, which showed a 'very ...

  9. Pollution, global warming main fears for young

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Young people in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou say air pollution and global warming are their top environmental concerns, well ahead of other problems such as deforestation and desertification, a survey shows. More than three-quarters of those polled in all three cities said the top environmental issue was air pollution and climate change. Hong Kong students said limited ...

  10. Pollution gets rap for rise in gay sex

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui A survey of students in Chongqing uncovered what government experts see as a high incidence of homosexuality, and some say pollution is to blame. The survey found that 10 per ... the figures were abnormal and could be partly blamed on Chongqing's environmental pollution- which, he said, interfered with bodily hormones. He added that 'the burgeoning sexual ...




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