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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... of health-threatening trace metals, the scientists say. Nearly 20 per cent of PM2.5 particle samples collected in the city carried metals such as zinc, a hazardous element that can permanently damage DNA. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... World Health Organisation guidelines at all 15 of the city's air quality monitoring stations. From January to June, average annual concentrations of the pollutant hit 43 micrograms per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to health – was recorded by the government at 91.6 micrograms per cubic metre in the first half of this year – down more than 11 per cent on levels during the same period last year, Beijing News ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... health standards. If successfully implemented, the “wind pathways” concept can effectively disperse the city’s pollutants, Shao said. “The way it works is much like designing traffic roads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Nations' recent State of the World's Forests report identified forests, home to 80 per cent of global biodiversity, as vital to livelihood, food, health and energy security.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... to health, a green group says. Green Power made the call after reviewing more than a decade of air quality data for the north Lantau new town and concluding that Tung Chung suffered levels of ozone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    British Virgin Islands declare sanctuary for sharks

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... the health of oceans and reefs and the survival of other marine creatures. "The best way to manage their populations is to let them fulfil their ecological role as apex predators," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519043/british-virgin-islands-declare-sanctuary-sharks
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... and Africa, volunteering at orphanages and working with disabled children. After she completed her studies in international health and development at Georgetown University in the US, they got behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native

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