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  1. Your PC's sexy looks mask a body that's filled with toxins

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... it is cheaper and easier to plonk it on countries lax about pollution issues than to deal with it at home. Children often dismantle the gadgetry and, to extract metals, adults smelt computer parts ...

  2. Governor vows to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was determined to tackle air pollution in the Pearl River Delta. He called for a collective effort to improve air in the region. 'We will not waver from our industrialisation objective, but through our collective efforts air pollution can be overcome,' Mr Huang told 100 delegates in Guangzhou after hearing their concerns. He said 700 small cement factories in the Pearl River Delta ...

  3. Think-tank seeks stricter pollution limits for ships

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An international law aimed at reducing air pollution from ocean-going vessels will take effect next month, making skies above Hong Kong a little cleaner. But a think-tank wants the Pearl River Delta to be designated a special emission-control area under the law, which would see even stricter pollution limits imposed. The new law will help fill inadequacies ...

  4. Government must act on 'safe' air pollution

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in all age groups, and decisive action is necessary to counter it. Recent Hong Kong studies show a significantly increased risk of mortality from all respiratory diseases at present air pollution ... in hospital admissions as well as the mortality rate even when the level of pollutants is well below our objectives. So we are still exposed to a hazardous air quality even when the daily report ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Work together to reduce pollution now

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

    ... I recently did some research on Hong Kong's pollution problem for a school presentation. The findings shocked me. We are all aware of the serious problem, but why is Hong Kong still polluted? I think the main reason is Hong Kong's fast pace of life. We need the power supply to do our jobs, and we need cars and buses to take us around. The burning of fossil fuels by power ...

  10. 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 ...




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