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  1. Roadside air pollution soars, as monitors report improvement

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of air pollution, yesterday's bad air caused at least three deaths. The EPD expects air pollution will remain high today. A spokesman said light winds and the impact of Severe Tropical Storm ... Cheung Chi-fai Has the air we breathe got better or worse? It depends on where you stand. Yesterday, as roadside air pollution rose to the second highest level on record, officials ...

  2. It's time to make polluters pay, green groups say

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... for fluorescent lights, computers, batteries and electronic equipment have also been established in recent years. These efforts have led to an overall reduction in the amount of domestic waste, ... for the environment,' he said. 'We have adopted a greener stance, whether that involves turning off lights in offices or making sure people recycle paper, and I think we've tried to address ...

  3. Action on air pollution

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters on air pollution (November 5, 6). A combination of calm weather over two weeks and the effect of tropical storm Melor approaching the South China Sea resulted in the build-up of an unusual level of pollution over Hong Kong and the Pearl delta and very high pollution on November 3. Although such a level is unusual, the government fully recognises the need ...

  4. Dirty monsoon raises pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Air pollution on Hong Kong Island and across the New Territories rose yesterday because of a combination of dirty air from a northeast winter monsoon and low winds that failed to blow the toxins away. 'The city was affected by a northeast monsoon with relatively high background pollution,' an Environmental Protection Department spokesman said. 'The ...

  5. letters

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Light pollution in HK Studies in the United States have found that light pollution can cause serious health problems including stress, hypertension and aggravating cardiovascular disease. Some even suggest its link to breast cancer in women. The Environmental Protection Department received 40 complaints about light pollution last year which is worse in seven years. For example, ...

  6. Sludge, sludge, wink, wink: how collusion abets pollution

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... up for Zijin and trying to shield those responsible for the pollution. An investigation by the provincial environmental watchdog said more than 9,000 cubic metres of copper-tainted waste ... government's support,' Chen was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Despite the company's apologies for the pollution disaster, there is mounting evidence that the government tried to wind up its ...

  7. Better pollution warnings on the way, minister promises

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accurate forecasts and warnings of severe air pollution. The pledge came yesterday as the Observatory chief admitted limitations in forecasting the sandstorm before going into a meeting chaired ... the meeting, environment and weather officials said readings on the 500-point air pollution index were expected to return to between 70 and 120 today due to a southeasterly sea breeze, while ...

  8. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supplies. Reckless factory owners can be identified and punished, but this is less easy with aviation polluters because the harm they cause occurs thousands of miles away. As many as 300,000 people ... trashing the planet. The environmental watchdogs in Beijing, whose powers have recently been increased, will hopefully put an urgent halt to this totally selfish and unnecessary polluting form ...

  9. City escapes lightly in torrential downpour

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Adrian Wan The city was hit by heavy downpours yesterday afternoon amid a black rainstorm warning- the second time in six days- but this time flooding was minor and no injuries were reported. Flood-prone black spots were spared despite mor ...

  10. Bag tax rethink shows lack of commitment to green policies

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens enjoy clean air, food and water. On the contrary it has just given property developers the green light to develop the few green zoned sites on heavily polluted streets via the Town ... that our wasteful lifestyle and disregard for the environment are no longer sustainable, and that Hong Kong must join hands with the rest of the world in tackling climate change and pollution ...




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