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  1. Transport firms seek funding to upgrade bus fleets, switch to cleaner fuel in ferries

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the trial unless the government helps,' assistant general manger David Wong Yui-cheong told the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel yesterday. The ferry operator's ... for much of the roadside air pollution that persists despite efforts to clean up the environment. Kowloon Motor Bus operations director Tim Ip Chung-tim said the bus-replacement programme ...

  2. Consul-general hopes to help Hong Kong clean up its act

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills, Richard Warren, Will Clem

    ... of Europe, Finland is often easy to overlook. But Consul-General Pauli Makela said his nation's design traditions and its environmental expertise meant it still had a lot to offer Hong Kong. Although the country has an area of nearly 340,000 sqkm, it has a population that is considerably smaller than Hong Kong's. The consul-general said that his country's small population ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... language, there are often communication problems because doctors generally seem unwilling to listen to their patients. For years, I have been continuously misdiagnosed with asthma or respiratory ...

  4. Events diary

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (until Nov 19) at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford. Visit www.hkkms.org for details Thursday, Nov 25, HK: The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce hosts the 11th Annual Hong Kong Business ... Kong'. Addressed by Cho Whan-bok, Consul General of Korea. Tuesday, Nov 30, HK: HKGCC hosts roundtable luncheon: 'Turn Mobility into Profitability'. Addressed by Hong Kong CSL mobile ...

  5. Winter smog hits a peak, and it could get worse

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Central and Mongkok at 1pm before edging down during the afternoon. The highest reading at a general station was 148 at Kwun Tong. The index had previously reached 156 in Central on January 1. ... by Monday, we could see air quality deteriorate even more when motor vehicles come back onto the roads in force.' Dr Lo attributed the heavy haze to seasonal conditions brought on during Hong ...

  6. Roadside air pollution up sixfold in 4 years

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by general monitoring stations- which track sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and respirable suspended particles- fell by more than half, to 56, according to an analysis of Environmental Protection Department data by the South China Morning Post. There are 13 general monitoring stations across the city, located on building rooftops 11 to 25 metres above ground. Scientists consulted ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fundamentally selfish view of climate change Willie Soon's article on climate change (he seems to limit his argument to global warming) raises some interesting points ('Hot air', September 17). However, his basic argument is a little peculi ...

  8. US car industry needs innovation, leadership

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The news that 533,000 Americans lost their jobs last month in the continuing fallout from the global financial crisis is likely to overcome opposition to a taxpayer bailout of the American car industry. Without it, General Motors or Chrysler are in danger of going bankrupt, with disastrous knock-on effects on the car-parts industry and the prospect of more than 2 million job ...

  9. Electric dreams

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Concerns about air pollution in the 60s and the oil crisis in the 70s helped rekindle public interest in electric cars. Companies such as Ford, General Motors and General Electric produced ... Following this, manufacturers around the world stepped up development of electric vehicles. In January 1990, General Motors announced the launch of The Impact (later called the EV1), of which 900 ...

  10. Dark future if officials stick to their head-in-the-sand air quality policies

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Imagine a city where fresh air is non-existent, and people must wear gas masks outside. Imagine a city without direct sunlight due to the constant cover of smog, and where plants struggle to grow. Imagine a city where lung diseases are rife and premature ...




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