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  1. Letters

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cause by light pollution? I know residents in some neighbourhoods complain that strong exterior lighting at night is so bad that it affects their health, because they have difficulty sleeping. It also affect birds, because they become disorientated. Light pollution is a problem that the government has to deal with. It is not as if this is something new. Regulations should be put ...

  2. letters

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... encourage employees to hire the disabled. There is little difference between them and us. Lee Shuk-kan, SKH Lam Woo Memorial School Bright lights can dim our future Light pollution is a serious ... streets are well-lit anyway, there's no need for extra lights. We need to conserve energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The government, the public and private enterprises should ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's blinding light pollution. Our city is so ablaze with flashing neon signs and decorative lights on commercial buildings that we have no night sky anymore. Bright lights flood so many homes ... as easy as ABC? Many things, but here's one: turning off the light. Flick the switch down and the light comes on, up and it goes off. A no-brainer. But our overpaid environment officials ...

  4. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... with a conscience. Lighting up our lives with sleepless nights After three years as environment undersecretary, Dr Kitty Poon Kit has yet to see the light. Well, she does see it, but differently from how she should as an environmental official. Light, she says, is important to Hong Kong since we are the Pearl of the Orient. That explains the pussyfooting over a law against light pollution. We suppose ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... atop The One mall in Tsim Sha Tsui intrusive. It is so massive that it has also obscured my view of Lion Rock. Light pollution and the associated massive advertising signs have become ... the 'polluter pays' principle has to be enforced by setting limits for domestic waste production, which encourage unco-operative polluters to cut dumping. Third, the plastic levy scheme got off ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are stacking up a great deal of problems for children growing up in Hong Kong's environment Public health professor Anthony Hedley, speaking about pollution from ocean going vessels In the eyes of the government, going bald is radical and rebellious Peng Yanhui, a Guangzhou campaigner who shaved his head in protest at a lighting project ...

  7. Anti-pollution warriors should sleep on it

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the disappointing response to the recent Lights Out campaign against pollution, I would like to propose a simple but effective alternative in which everyone in Hong Kong can ... that running in such polluted conditions is bad for one's health. As a keen runner/hiker who has participated in the past three Standard Chartered Marathon events, I have decided to limit my ...

  8. Adoption of WHO standards urged

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong should quickly adopt World Health Organisation standards on air quality in light of its enormous impact on people's health, a Civic Exchange study says. Hospital bed-days, lost productivity and doctor visits associated with polluted air cost 1.8 billion yuan (HK$2.03 billion) a year in the Pearl River Delta, HK$1.1 billion in Hong Kong and HK$18 ...

  9. letters

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to-face interaction. Richard Wong Wai-lok, St Paul's College Smokers pollute Tung Chung park There's a park near my housing estate in Tung Chung. Some people go there to smoke, which is very annoying. There's a smoking area not far from the park. But people still light up within the park, which is a public area. This is against the law. A lot of people are angry about ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into the air as pollution. CFLs use significantly less electricity than incandescent lights, hence they reduce the amount of mercury released into the environment through decreased power generation. ... compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) was around 4 milligrams- about the amount that would cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. But with improved designs, the amount is now approaching 1.2mg in many ...




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