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  1. 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 ... SCMP Editorial Political will is key to clean air We could do without the air pollution we have suffered this week, but it does serve to remind the administration of the declaration ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ... in large numbers inside the gastrointestinal tracts and excreta of all warm-blooded animals. The current standard for E. coli levels in Hong Kong beach waters is 180 colonies per 100ml of water. ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were ... River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University. The previous administration's proposal was to build a large 3,000-tonnes-per-day incinerator on the controversial ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... targets four most urgent issues Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday took aim at what he termed four deep-rooted problems plaguing Hong Kong, in a speech to Legco that amounted to a mini ... issues as the relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland. Leung also acknowledged growing anti-mainland sentiment in some areas, saying: "We shouldn't close our borders and live ...

  6. Thais pledge stable rice supplies to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Thai government has said it has no plan to control rice prices or impose an export quota, and pledged a stable supply of rice to Hong Kong. 'The Thai government wants Hong Kong people not to worry too much. We have enough rice for you,' Theeraphon Kowphatthanakit, deputy trade commissioner at the Thai consulate in Hong Kong, said yesterday. Thai rice ...

  7. Hong Kong needs to reduce emissions

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As part of China, Hong Kong will come under Beijing's umbrella at the global climate summit in Copenhagen this month. But an inconvenient truth is the city has one of the world's ... consume. Under such a calculation, used in an international study by Norway-based scientists, the city's per capita footprint could be as high as 29 tonnes. The explanation is Hong Kong ...

  8. Health threat no time to be playing politics

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Simon

    ... Mark Simon Sadly, the glorious clear days and magnificent nightly views of Hong Kong's incredible skyline, which have blessed us these past two months, may soon end. According to the Hong Kong Observatory and a Civic Exchange air pollution specialist speaking on RTHK, these clear skies have more to do with the southern winds than any anti-pollution actions on the part ...

  9. Lack of political will responsible for the polluted air we breathe in HK

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... shows that harmful effects in children occur even below these limits, and it is likely they will be revised downwards long before Hong Kong is compliant with present international advisories. ... University of Hong Kong ...

  10. Hong Kong's first carbon footprint calculator to be launched

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A green group will launch the first Hong Kong-based carbon footprint calculator to enable people to work out how much they contribute to the world's daily output of greenhouse gases and how to reduce or offset it. WWF Hong Kong said its website would list 10 questions about daily life ranging from home energy use and transport. It would help users gain an idea ...




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