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  1. Recalibrating world's production line

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of air capacity. 'The infrastructure will knit closer Hong Kong, the [Pearl delta] and the neighbouring regions as far as Sichuan in the middle of the country, Yunnan in the west and Fujian ... In the 1980s, Dennis Yau Tat-wang was helping an army of Hong Kong industrialists make inroads into farming villages and the then virgin land of the Pearl River Delta. After witnessing ...

  2. Pearl River Delta air just keeps getting worse

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Cheung Chi-fai Guangdong cities on list of filthy Air quality in the Pearl River Delta is some of the filthiest on the mainland, with the number of smoggy days ... Dongguan, one of the top industrial cities in Guangdong and home to many Hong Kong factories, was now the dirtiest city in the province in terms of air pollution, the newspaper said. Quoting ...

  3. Young and old pay high price for bad Delta air

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Children and the elderly in the greater Pearl River Delta are paying a high price for worsening air pollution, researchers warn, following a study that puts the health ... and the Pearl River Delta, states the study, entitled 'A Price Too High', by Civic Exchange. A first in terms of pinning down the health cost of bad air in the region, the study was conducted ...

  4. Air quality worsens in delta, monitoring network finds

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Pearl River Delta was hit by poorer air quality last year, with ozone pollution worsening in most cities covered by a cross-border air quality monitoring network, according to a report released yesterday. The report found the delta suffered from bad to worst air quality 33.81 per cent of the time, up 2.19 per cent from 2006. The hardest hit city remained ...

  5. Reluctance for air study in line with MTR's Orwellian vision

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and whose chief executive placed resolving air pollution to the fore in his policy address. I refer to the reluctance of the MTR to conduct an air ventilation study on its massive Tsuen Wan ... had blue skies; now we look out of our windows every day on to the grey pea soup that passes for air. On October 23, ATV's Focus Asia: Business Leaders featured Chow Chung-kong, chief ...

  6. Thought clean air was the silver lining in rainy June? Think again

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Many thought that if there was something worth celebrating about the 24 days of rain last month, it would be that the air would be cleaner. Rain normally washes pollutants from the air. Not last month. Although June was Hong Kong's wettest month in 125 years of recorded weather history, Environmental Protection Department figures show pollution was far worse than ...

  7. HK$93m fund to help create a cleaner delta

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Legislative Council approved the creation of a HK$93 million fund yesterday to launch a partnership programme, which will promote cleaner production in the Pearl River Delta ... Programme. Under the programme, Hong Kong-owned factories would be given practical advice on how to improve energy efficiency, reduce air pollutants and optimise the performance of boilers ...

  8. Delta emissions up 18pc in 2003 despite pact

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reductions for pollutants including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The mid-term review of the Pearl River Delta Air Quality Management Plan showed ... Helen Wu and Cheung Chi-fai The Pearl River Delta has reported a rise in emissions of up to 18 per cent in 2003, a year after a cross-border agreement with Hong Kong to reduce major ...

  9. Choke hold

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hong Kong's increasingly polluted air could be to blame for more allergies and respiratory ills than we realise, writes Hazel Parry It may start with a few sneezes and a runny nose, ... of abating two weeks later, you consult your doctor. The problem: Hong Kong's bad air. You're suffering an allergic reaction to pollution. The smog that regularly cloaks our skyline ...

  10. Huge task ahead to meet 2010 air quality targets

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... Emily Lau Last month, the administration published a report on air quality in the Pearl River Delta. It contained depressing news. Those living in this area need no reminding that we breathe foul air. Every morning, when we look out of the window, we know we are in dire straits. In a joint effort to tackle the problem, the governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong reached ...




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