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  1. When it's preferable not to see the light

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grown up without regularly being able to see the stars and planets above; air and light pollution have in the past decade worsened to the point that Hong Kong is each evening shrouded ... with our environment and nature and help remind of our place in the universe. But light pollution is not simply an issue of a nice-to-have luxury; it has plenty of immediate consequences, too. ...

  2. Officials must act to curb damaging effects of light pollution

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is famous for its spectacular lighting displays at night. You see them on many buildings, often neon lights, flashing and changing colour. At Victoria Harbour we have the famous Symphony of Lights. While some people welcome such displays they are leading to over-illumination and light pollution. It adversely affects some residents. Hong Kong is known as the city that never ...

  3. Let's find a balanced approach to lighting

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Light pollution might be tolerated in Hong Kong if it is caused by technology that reduces the amount of electricity used and, as a result, improves air quality. But the term has been redefined by a new energy-efficient product that has created another environmental problem- too much artificial light. Light-emitting diodes that use less power to produce brighter and more ...

  4. Neighbours see red over 'green' billboard lights

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Light-emitting diodes have been billed as a 'green' technology that cuts production of carbon dioxide, but they have also become a potent source of another form of environmental disturbance: light pollution. The latest use of them to draw the anger of neighbours and green activists stands on top of the soon-to-be-launched The One mall, which has joined nearby ...

  5. Evidence for climate change must not be lightly dismissed

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

    ... since the middle of the 20th century. These statements are supported by multiple lines of scientific evidence and many research findings, which should not be lightly ignored. Locally, over 120 ...

  6. Light pollution to be monitored

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A network of monitors to measure the level of light across the city is being planned to provide reliable baseline data against which to measure future changes in light pollution, according to researchers at the University of Hong Kong's department of physics. The move was announced as researchers reported a 500-times light difference between the brightest ...

  7. It's time to dim the city of lights

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sunday night was marked by the latest Dim It lights-out event. The night after was business as usual to the delight of visitors who expect to see our famous night-time skyline. The event will not have been in vain if it raises awareness that light pollution can waste energy and increase air pollution. More than 1,900 buildings and companies signed up by turning off exterior lights ...

  8. Should Hong Kong pull the plug on buildings' festive lights to save energy?

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... festive lights. In Hong Kong, lights are installed on buildings as early as late November, and they are taken down only after the Lunar New Year. In other words, the lights are there not just for several days or a week. They remain on display for a month or more. This is a waste of energy. The government and environmentalists promote energy conservation- switching off lights and turning ...

  9. Students get green light

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt The impact that organisations have on the environment has become a hot topic for businesses around the globe. Efforts to offset large carbon footprints and reduce emissions are driven by an increasing demand from consumers that products and s ...

  10. Lights to go out across the mainland for Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A growing list of iconic buildings on the mainland will join the global lights-out campaign tonight, including Beijing's national theatre, ... at the initiative of the WWF, a global conservation body, calls on governments, businesses and households around the world to switch off their lights for an hour starting at 8.30pm. The WWF's message ...




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