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  1. Causeway Bay mall voted city's worst light-pollution landmark

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A shopping mall at a busy corner in Causeway Bay has been named the most polluting city landmark in a campaign seeking to enhance public awareness of light pollution. An online ... the light. Official figures show complaints about light pollution rising. The Environmental Protection Department has received 27 complaints in the first six months of this year, compared with 40 ...

  2. City needs more enlightened approach to nightly neon blaze

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is fast becoming the norm, creating a new kind of pollution, known as light pollution. This affects the view of the night sky; it wastes energy; adds more pollution to our atmosphere; and creates ... with no legislation to prevent light pollution and light nuisance, if your bedroom is lit at night by an outdoor advertising spotlight, any complaint to the government will get you nothing but frustration. ...

  3. Public urged to report cases of light pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The public should adopt a zero- tolerance approach to light pollution and report cases to the government to encourage drafting of a regulation to control outdoor lighting, Friends of the Earth said. The Environmental Protection Department received 40 complaints about light pollution last year, the most in seven years. The green group said most of the complaints were ...

  4. Get tough on firms' ad signs which cause light pollution

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Friends of the Earth wants people to report light pollution ('Public urged to report cases of light pollution', April 21). Colleagues have complained for years about light ... ventilation. They have not complained as this is futile. The response from the Environmental Protection Department is that there is no legislation controlling light pollution. This is why only 40 ...

  5. light pollution

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the problem of light pollution serious in Hong Kong? 2. What should the government do to combat this problem? 3. Which areas in Hong Kong are most affected by the problem? Why? Web Links Environmental ... Adverbs are used to define a verb or an adjective. Below is an example from the passage. Example: Most people passively respond to the pollution by blocking their windows with thick curtains ...

  6. Brand-name shops accused of light pollution

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... overemphasis on profit-making at the expense of the environment by emitting greenhouse gases and air pollutants, and creating light pollution.' About 50 complaints about light nuisance had been ... Agnes Lam and Joyce Ng A green group has accused five brand-name shops of excessive use of lighting on their outlets' exterior walls and in advertising that has caused electric-light ...

  7. Shedding light on a hot topic

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of electricity is consumed, 1.3 watts will be consumed to use an air conditioner to lower the temperature.' Light pollution and energy wastage from flashing advertising signs is not a new topic ... in reducing unnecessary lighting and using more energy-efficient lights. However, what is still missing is legislation directed at light pollution. Friends of the Earth tried to highlight the problem ...

  8. Light it right

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Several countries have begun to introduce rules to control outdoor lighting including Chile, Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy and the Czech Republic. The town of Bisei in Okayama prefecture was the first in Japan to introduce curbs through a 1989 ordinance. In the US, several states, towns and major cities have introduced anti-light pollution laws. Measures adopted in various ...

  9. Frazzle dazzle

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Light pollution is plaguing a city that finds it hard to switch off, writes Charmaine Carvalho The clock says 7pm but it's hard to tell if it's night or day in many parts ... for lighting and cooling, increasing carbon emissions and air pollution. But because the eye is drawn to the brightest objects, advertisers and shops will compete to be the brightest on their street ...

  10. Green group takes dim view of Prada's bright signboards

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen last week said the government would study the need for legislation to control light pollution. Friends of the Earth said the board at Prada's flagship ... and an unnecessary emission of greenhouse gases,' he said. 'If Prada does not stop the light pollution, we will appeal to consumers to boycott it. 'We have also written to two Beijing-based ...




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