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  1. 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 ...

  2. Why won't we turn off the lights?

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. He said officials had been indifferent to light pollution and evasive when asked about their obligation to raise awareness of the problem. Lin Hsien-te, professor of architecture at Taiwan ... Chester Yung Once upon a time, Hong Kong turned down the lights at night. Nowadays, closed shops, empty housing blocks and giant advertising signs all have their lights burning bright all ...

  3. It's a protest about pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun So far, the response for our slogan competition for Lights Out Hong Kong has been quite tremendous. But there is one thing the campaign's organisers want to emphasise. The idea of turning off our office and residential lights for three minutes on August 8 at 8pm is less about energy conservation and more a protest about the pollution situation. Therefore, ...

  4. Light touch

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... personal lights, and by not turning them off, it will separate you from your fellow countrymen,' the letter said. Mr Tsang will visit Guangzhou tomorrow to discuss anti-pollution measures ... Anti-smog activists lead a group of children to Government House to urge Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to join their three-minute lights-out campaign. In their petition letter, ...

  5. Is it necessary for Hong Kong to have the 'Symphony of Lights' every night?

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people may argue that this show can cause light pollution. But it lasts only 10minutes- and starts at 8pm. I think very few residents who live near the harbour will be sleeping at that time. ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, Elaine Yu Yee-nee Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University of Hong Kong The Symphony of Lights is a nightly synchronised light, laser and music show which includes buildings ...

  6. No light at the end of the tunnel on tolls

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... queue at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel entrances, engines idling, wasting time and adding to pollution, as we reclaim more land to build more roads. The government needs to take the initiative now ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... with a bang, but the 6,000kg of fireworks that will light up the city to celebrate the Lunar New Year made an altogether quieter entrance to Victoria Harbour, the man in charge of the annual display ... off evil spirits, with their loud bangs and bright lights. Now, they’ve become a reason for friends and family to gather along the waterfront and celebrate. Saturday’s display begins at 8pm. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... a commitment to change beyond the hour," she says. Findings from a light pollution study released last week showed Hong Kong could be the world's worst city for light pollution, with Tsim Sha ... goes away thinking that one has already saved the earth." For one hour from 8.30pm, thousands of buildings switched off their lights to mark the initiative, which Hong Kong first adopted ...

  9. A heavenly night for star-gazers

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... the lights-out period. Many stars like Virgo, Scorpio and Sagittarius could be seen.' The Dim It Campaign aims to raise public awareness of light pollution and energy wastage. ... their lights for two hours beginning at 8pm. The campaign, launched last year, is organised by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong). This year, the green group will join hands with the International Year ...

  10. letters

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... issues. Teachers, parents and social workers should make young people aware of the consequences of their actions. Jennifer Chan Lok-yiu, Our Lady of the Rosary College Time to take light pollution ... lighting in residential, public and commercial areas. Colourful billboards adorn our buildings and bright neons blaze above our streets. This is called light pollution. Many people passing ...




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