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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com It’s 1,200 times brighter over Tsim Sha Tsui than a normal dark sky, three-year study finds, posing a danger to health and wildlife Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194996/light-pollution-hong-kong-worst-planet
  2. 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
  3. 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 ... shine through darkness, not flashy neon and LED lights. Many of us know about climate change and how it may affect human life. We know that the polar ice caps are rapidly melting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205669/tackling-light-pollution-our-city-can-transform-itself
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution task force at impasse after 20 months

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com From legislation to a light curfew, group still cannot find a plan of action after 20 months Taskforce on light pollution at impasse Resistance by vested interests in the tourism, advertising and property trades has stymied the work of a government-appointed task force on light pollution, a member of the group says. Little agreement has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194879/light-pollution-task-force-impasse-after-20-months
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green groups urge public to tread lightly as crowds flock to coast's sealife attractions For Lung Mei beach, fame bringsa new disturbance The controversy over a stretch of coastline near Tai Po destined to become a man-made beach has boosted the area's popularity, alarming green groups concerned about a new disturbance to its marine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075171/visitors-urged-tread-lightly-newly-famous-lung-mei-beach
  6. Green light for companies

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supporting the Take a Brake 2012 campaign to implement corporate green driving; preventing electricity wastage on exterior lighting such as billboards and avoiding light nuisance to the public; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998684/green-light-companies
  7. Green group pleads with Two IFC to be friend of the night sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The landmark building Two IFC should remove its rooftop lighting, which obscures the night sky over the harbour, a green group says. Friends of the Earth said that if Two IFC took the lead in cutting light pollution, it would set an example for other buildings at a time when there is a trend towards installing rooftop lighting. The group says an unknown number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685925/green-group-pleads-two-ifc-be-friend-night-sky
  8. Light switch at the end of the tunnel

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong is known as the city of lights. Our night skyline sets it apart from other cities and is what tourists expect to see. Lights are also tools of promotion and advertising- important in a city jostling with commercial competition. It was always going to be difficult to strike a balance with concerns about light pollution, an environmental issue for an increasing number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991383/light-switch-end-tunnel
  9. Cold light of day

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Graeme Lang Some people say global warming isn't occurring. Or it's not caused by humans, and is just natural climate variation. A small number of scientists and academics appear periodically in the mass media expressing such views. Sociologists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996191/cold-light-day
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Today, many people, businesses and other institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere will turn off their non-essential lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour. From a humble beginning in Sydney in 2007, ... of light pollution, some are likely to claim neon signs benefit them and the city. If companies or tourists want blazing lights at Victoria Harbour throughout the night, then they should pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197330/case-giving-mother-nature-legal-rights

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