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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... had very light winds which has allowed local pollutants to build up," Laura Young, a Met Office spokeswoman, said. "The little wind we have had has been coming from east ... of "moderate" pollution, and three or "light" on Friday, according to the Met Office. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Rare victory for government as district council approves project despite concerns over impact 1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light A public housing ... Lai Shu-ho raised the concerns of schools and residents of private blocks nearby, over noise pollution and the impact on traffic. "Four schools are located along Hiu Ming Street, which ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public, industry agree on light pollution so why don't officials act?

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... to advise the government on effective measures to tackle light pollution. It was given a year to explore solutions. Yet, after two years of discussion, the task force still could not give ... came out of the consultations. Firstly, the majority of the public supported the government introducing mandatory controls. Some asked if the legislative process could be speeded up as light ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... of the parliamentary sessions, when he delivered the government’s work report, Li described pollution as “nature’s red-light warning” against “inefficient and blind development” and vowed to stamp out ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Concrete steps include cracking down on polluters and negligent officials The central government has established an ecological compensation mechanism in its ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a 'lights out' law

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... of complaints from those affected by light pollution, from grass-roots families to wealthy home owners. Many of them live right next to flashing billboards. They are desperate to get help, and have appealed to green groups, legislators and the government. Four years after former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address that he would tackle light pollution ...


    It's war on smog! China pledges pollution battle 'for the nation's future'

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:59am by JANE CAI

    ... with the same determination it mustered over the past three decades in battling poverty. "[Pollution is] nature's red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind ... on pollution" and pledged greater reforms to move the world's second-largest economy towards a more balanced growth model this year. Premier Li Keqiang outlined the initiatives as part of the State ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's 'going out' companies must tread the earth more lightly

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:53am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Michelle Chan urges China's banking regulator to enforce green guidelines Companies 'Going Out' must tread the earth more lightly In 2012, a Chinese-owned ... to consider environmental and social risks when lending to companies and projects, and to halt or suspend financing when major environmental hazards (such as pollution, safety, resettlement, and even ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Action needed against light polluters

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Task force must fix glaring failure to expose light polluters Friends of the Earth (HK) has handled a lot of light pollution complaints, including excessive lighting problems caused ... the company's stores at International Finance Centre, Hysan Place and Festival Walk to check complaints of excessive light pollution. At its IFC store, for example, which closes at 9pm every night, we ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com It’s 1,200 times brighter over Tsim Sha Tsui than a normal dark sky, three-year study finds, posing a danger to health and wildlife Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... no worse place on earth for light pollution. University of Hong Kong researchers were shocked by findings that showed brightness levels so excessive that health and wildlife could be harmed. Above ... has there been so extensive a study of light pollution and it is good that the work has been carried out in our city. The findings are reason for public debate on whether it is time to replace ...




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