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  1. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments to cut wasteful use of energy and harmful emissions. But for the sake of our health and the city's future it is time that promises to reverse the tide ... Hong Kong people do not need reminding that air pollution is taking a rising toll on our quality of life. It is a topic that is here to stay until pollution not only goes away but stays ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ... by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that the quality of the air we breathe is a core livelihood issue. Roadside readings in Central on Monday were so bad that everyone was advised to steer clear ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong ... Since Wright took the job in May 2010, Hong Kong athletics has seen a significant improvement, notably qualifying for the men's 4x100 metres relay in the London Olympic Games. But Wright, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Pollution alert system sidelined by government takes specific health risks into account, giving the public advice on levels of physical exertion ... their air quality health index (AQHI), to be provided on a website as early as next month, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present government ...

  5. Burning issue

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sites was announced. But such controversy is not limited to Hong Kong; incineration has been a hot topic worldwide for decades. There's even a Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA), founded in 2010 and with a membership of more than 650 grass-roots groups, NGOs, and individuals in 90 countries. Dr Kenneth Tsang Wah-tak, a respiratory medicine specialist in Hong Kong, says ...

  6. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... be a backward step for Hong Kong because there are much better ways to reduce the volumes of waste being sent to landfill sites. Elise Choi, 16, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School The three main landfills in Hong Kong will be full in a few years. Extending landfills is not the best solution because it cannot go on, especially in a place like Hong Kong where there is a shortage of land. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Recycling efforts in Hong Kong inadequate

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... We must develop recycling culture in people's homes The lack of progress on combating Hong Kong's dirty air and the severe health problems resulting from this pollution have been highlighted in these columns. However, an equally pressing environmental issue is the need for urgent action to implement an effective recycling system for Hong Kong's household waste, so ...

  8. Water conservation an important issue for Hong Kong citizens

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also affects Hong Kong. I think a lot of the problems relating to wasting water are caused by people's bad habits, and this is down to a lack of education. Even though in schools teachers are now promoting the message of conservation, water usage per person has actually increased. Daily water usage per person is higher in Hong Kong than other places in the developed world. Just ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  10. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An index believed to be the first anywhere to offer continuous, real-time measurement of the economic and health impacts of air pollution was launched yesterday in Hong Kong on a website that claims to reveal the 'cold hard facts' about the city's air quality. The Hedley Environmental Index was developed by the University of Hong Kong's department ...




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