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  1. Tung Chung pollution level hits 173

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A day before Disneyland's opening, neighbouring Tung Chung hit a high of 173 on the government's air pollution index yesterday. The pollution level is believed to be the highest recorded so far this year in Tung Chung, based on Environmental Protection Department (EPD) figures, but a spokeswoman would not confirm that last night. The high pollution levels covered ...

  2. The air that we breathe

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Air pollution in the city's busiest urban areas reached a new high for the second successive day on September 12. Thick, grey smog cut visibility to as little as two kilometres. Surpassing the previous day's levels, roadside monitoring stations in Causeway Bay, Central and Mongkok recorded Air Pollution Index (API) levels of 164, 158 and 151, respectively. ...

  3. Pollution caps on CLP challenged

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford New pollution emission caps for power stations are far too conservative and will do little to reduce the threat posed by air pollution and acid rain, environmental ... of the Earth, Mei Ng Fong Siu-mei, claimed if the figures were matched with those of last year, the reduction was minimal. 'Cleaning up the air pollution in the Pearl River Delta area is a matter ...

  4. Cross-delta pollution index is in the works

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... for the Pearl River Delta as part of measures to tackle the choking smog that often blankets the region. The move is likely to give a much clearer picture of the source of the pollution that has become ... a clear indication of the source of the pollution. That has been a cause of contention, with critics accusing Hong Kong authorities of using Guangdong's pollution spillover as an excuse ...

  5. Question of the week: Is the mainland responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Li, 16 St Mark's School Yes, the mainland is responsible for most of the pollution problems in Hong Kong mainly in two aspects: air and water pollution. Situated at the mouth of Pearl River, Hong Kong, while benefiting from its favourable port location, has its flaws. It is obvious that the mainland contributes more to our pollution problems than we do, as Hong Kong ...

  6. Pollution index back above 100

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The air pollution index topped 100 in several parts of the city yesterday- the point at which people with heart and respiratory problems are advised to stay indoors. Tung ... and the winds were light. 'The light winds cannot sufficiently carry away the air pollutants from Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, resulting in a rise in API levels to higher-than-usual ...

  7. Deal with air pollution before it's too late

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Take a look across Victoria Harbour. If you were a tourist standing on the waterfront looking across the hazy harbour, you would leave without a second thought. Air pollution in Hong Kong ... before it is too late. Let's co-operate and reduce the amount of pollution in the air. EVELYNE KIU Quarry Bay School Thanks for your letter, Evelyne. I too am worried about pollution. My ...

  8. Air pollution

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hey, guys, look at this exhaust pipe smoke. I think this taxi should be taken in for service or taken to the dump. It's adding to the air pollution problem in Hong Kong. Look ... smoke can worsen air pollution. 2. dump The dump is where rubbish goes. Eg. All rubbish that is not recyclable goes to the dump. 3. the tip of the iceberg A small part of a much larger problem. ...

  9. Fuel for the pollution debate

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Disney to use it, but all of us have an interest in companies doing their best to reduce pollution. However, Disney is not going to do it in Hong Kong, because it doesn't have to. Last week, ... on specific days. Irrespective of our air-quality objectives, it appears local authorities have made little effort to negotiate with Disney to minimise pollution. In CLP's case, there is no doubt ...

  10. Actions speak louder than words on pollution

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Soon after becoming chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said Hong Kong must 'rigorously' do something about pollution. He said the right things again in this month's ... the quality of the air we breathe. But our report today indicates that Hong Kong needs to do much more if it is to address the latest findings on the damage that pollution is doing to our health, from ...




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