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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with wealth in Asia, these groups are unlikely to make progress in the future. Maybe in light of this harsh reality, it is time to reconsider the approach up till now adopted in attempt to curtail ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work at the underpass between the Star Ferry and Statue Square can shed some light on why dirty diesel engines continue to idle in our city. In October of last year, we complained ... Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung. She immediately replied: 'I agree the underpass is used by a large population and increasing the air pollution there is not to be tolerated. ...

  5. Listen up, noise pollution means trouble

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mainland health authorities hope to raise people's awareness of noise pollution, one of the top three causes of hearing disability in the past few years. ... Bu Xingkuan, director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, based in Nanjing. However, the 2006 survey showed that noise pollution was one ...

  6. Pollution can't be controlled if first response is to hide it

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but the mainland government suggests you hide it instead - as your younger brother might laugh at you, which it thinks is the worst thing in the world ... After three days of protests against pollution ... of the most important issues for the near future. But how effective can environmental protection plans be when pollution is 'covered up' all the time? Instead of giving a proper response ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Provinces to get green light for fund investment

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com The mainland is likely to allow provincial-level pension funds to invest in stocks, in a move that could free up to 580 billion yuan (HK$713.4 billion) of capital for equity investments. According to two sources, th ...

  9. Lighting a candle for the living

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Ten days after the death of Mao Zedong, in September 1976, Dr Michael Phillips, a young Canadian, arrived at Beijing Language and Culture University to study Putonghua. A month later he marched with other students from the capi ...

  10. Abode claim unfairly puts Hongkongers in a bad light

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to permanent residency status, and that right has been denied. This has infuriated a lot of people in Hong Kong because their claim puts us in a very bad light. We are viewed as bad guys who ...




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