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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1046164/hong-kong-needs-lights-out-law
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1316100/public-industry-agree-light-pollution-so-why-dont-officials
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1240212/action-needed-against-light-polluters
  4. Comment - Letters

    Light pollution part of greater problems facing our planet

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Throwing light on the urgent problem of sustaining our planet Thanks to fellow physicist Jason Pun Chun-shing and his quantitative assessment, we now know that Hong Kong is not just a world-class light polluter, but the world leader ("Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet'", March 20). Ironically, the epicentre is near the Space Museum. This is just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1202202/light-pollution-part-greater-problems-facing-our-planet
  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen is losing its fight against pollution in main rivers

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:31am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Despite spending billions of yuan since 2000, the city is losing its fight against water pollution Shenzhen: A foul network of dirty rivers runs through it Residents of the Pearl River Delta have been shocked recently to hear reports that more than half of the waterways in Shenzhen, the most developed city in Guangdong, are black, polluted and smelly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596367/shenzhen-losing-its-fight-against-pollution-main-rivers
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 18, 2013

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

    ... bars in Hong Kong that still have their licence. It would be very sad if the hard-working staff lost their jobs. Kjeld Dissing, Happy Valley   Curbing light pollution is key to the future The most serious pollution problems in Hong Kong are air pollution and light pollution. We have already tried to come up with some ways to cope with the former, for example, promoting the use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1263212/letters-editor-june-18-2013
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 21, 2014

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by LETTERS

    ... needless light pollution I write to express my concern about the unnecessary levels of light pollution in Hong Kong. Buildings are wasting energy on useless advertisements. Skyscrapers turn on all ... on these advertisements. They only serve to pollute our environment and prevent us seeing the stars in the sky. Shops even turn on their lights when they are shut, affecting nearby residents. Health specialists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1596889/letters-editor-september-21-2014
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197572/hong-kong-needs-address-its-light-pollution-problem
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Earth Hour was laudable, but we need action, too By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline ... to tackle light pollution can do so will be another test of our commitment to energy conservation. We need to reduce our extravagant use of energy and to have a meaningful light pollution guideline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205669/tackling-light-pollution-our-city-can-transform-itself
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says officials must act now to curb emissions Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome here In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind. Equally, we think of the sight of giant ocean-going vessels sailing in local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1528632/polluting-marine-vessels-must-find-no-welcome-hong-kong

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