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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Tamar pollution prediction 'far too low'

    Posted Nov 20th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Official environmental report 'pretends Central has a flat surface' with no tall buildings, say experts Official figures seriously underestimate the pollution levels ... pollution could be three times higher than predicted by the Environmental Protection Department's 2001 environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, due to miscalculations. Annelise Connell, ...

  9. Delta fails national pollution standard

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuhai and Macau had better air quality. As reported last week, details on pollutants, their concentration levels and forecasts were not released. The map, jointly developed by Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department and the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau, reflected the aggregate indexes of four air pollutants- ozone, respirable particulates, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur ...

  10. Top three sources of air pollution in Hong Kong

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

    ... Fumes from diesel buses and goods vehicles account for 33 per cent of air pollution. This includes the Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), CityBus, New World First Bus and mini-buses. What to do: ... for energy, such as wind power. Indoor air pollution like cigarette smoke is a problem too. You have the right to breathe fresh air, especially inside a restaurant. What to do: support the indoor ...




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