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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung Chun-ying must deliver on cleaner air for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Less hot air, more clean air We do not need environmental and health experts to remind us that the quality of the air we breathe has a direct impact on public heath. For a small but populous city like Hong Kong, the importance of clean air cannot be overstated. Over the years, the public has been repeatedly assured by successive governments that officials ...

  2. Government is failing to address important quality-of-life issues

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

    ... should be left to competent authorities', November 5), in which he quoted an official. For someone in the Environmental Protection Department to misinform the public by saying that 'the ... governance. This response from the Environmental Protection Department echoes the reply from Central and Western District councillor Man Chi-wah, to the issue of why more railings are needed ...

  3. Who let the dogs out?

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... I can't live in,' she said, obviously frustrated. In a high density city such as Hong Kong noise and nuisance from our neighbours is a fact of life. According to the Environmental Protection ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To protect China's environment, make its courts independent

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... at the Wuhan University School of Law on the topic of environmental protection laws and the judicial system in Hong Kong. On a cold morning, I took an early train from Shenzhen to Wuhan ... is it that these laws are no more than paper tigers ignored by local officials? Until a few years ago, the authority responsible for the implementation of these laws, the State Environmental Protection ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese officials launch 'green' ad to fight back against swimming challenge

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... campaign boasting of their environmental protection record, Beijing Times reported on Thursday. The city’s Wenzhou Evening News on Tuesday published a full-page coloured advertisement titled ... Zhejiang province. It also said that the city had been named a "national role model" in environmental protection and that it would strive to retake that crown in 2014. "We strive ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong authorities' deafening silence on noise pollution

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... are available." Most noise complaints are dealt with by the Environmental Protection Department and the police. When the Sunday Morning Post requested specific information on the dates, locations ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Mother pays tribute to late son by greening the Inner Mongolia deserts

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... compensation and have sold two of my flats in Shanghai. The mainland government is not keen to help environmental protection NGOs and has not given us a penny. The environmental protection authorities ... in protecting the environment. What got you started on your project? I'm a native of Shanghai. I studied and worked in Japan in the 1980s. Several years later my husband followed me to Japan, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - AIR QUALITY

    'Severe' air pollution hits parts of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 01:03pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the severe level of 200. Monday’s poor air quality in Hong Kong was due to “a continental air stream with relatively high background air pollution” affecting the city, the Environmental Protection ... by the trapping of pollutants, in particular nitrogen dioxide, in the territory,” a spokesman said. According to the Guangdong Provincial Environmental Monitoring Centre, the concentration of air ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A real strategy to save Hong Kong's endangered natural assets

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by ANDY CORNISH, MICHAEL LAU

    ... which have been accepted by the Environmental Protection Department. Advocates for new infrastructure, housing and the like mutter that the green groups are anti-development whiners. ... all ministries with impact on the environment, not simply those directly responsible for environmental protection. It is too early yet to say whether this will be the case in Hong Kong, ...

  10. letters

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Environmental Protection Department suggests installing a catalyst reduction device in other buses. But experts doubt that this will work with large double-decker buses working in the hot and humid ...




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