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  1. Everyone talks about air pollution; what about water pollution?

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been polluted for the past three or four years and I often find rubbish when I swim there. I think beaches are mostly polluted by the public while harbours are polluted by factories and industry. The government should take action but I am not confident that they will. Adrian Wong Age: 19 Top tunes: Pop music I have no idea about water pollution. Air pollution in Hong Kong might ...

  2. Pollution? What pollution?

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... environmentally friendly place for people, for executives, for Hong Kong people, to live.' Is this a plea for action or inaction? If Mr Tsang really wanted the business community to cut pollution, he ... is in jeopardy because of the worsening air pollution. It is strange that, in a talk to businesspeople, Mr Tsang did not mention the economic costs of pollution to business- such as the conclusion ...

  3. Pollution takes its toll on marathon field

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Andy Chen

    ... the worst air pollution since September. Many of the record 40,000 runners complained the 'choking' air affected their performance in the 10th annual Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, ... at the scene before being taken to hospital. The second runner in critical condition collapsed in Tsing Yi. The man, surnamed Tsang, 53, is in Princess Margaret Hospital. The air pollution index ...

  4. CLP the worst local polluter

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong It is impossible to talk about local sources of air pollution without mentioning our power plants. CLP Power- which owns one gas-fired and one coal-fired power plant on the west side of Kowloon, as well as a small oil-fired plant at Penny's Bay on Lantau Island- is Hong Kong's single largest polluter. In 2003, its power plants pumped roughly 51,000 ...

  5. Corrupt officials targeted in war on pollution

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The central government yesterday vowed to tackle widespread corruption blamed for worsening pollution and environmental disasters, announcing a new regulation on punishing officials responsible for environmental degradation. Unlike previous rules that have mostly targeted polluting enterprises, the regulation unveiled by the State Environmental Protection ...

  6. HK motorists polluting the air

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that 'much of our pollution arises from causes on the mainland beyond our immediate control'- ('More action needed to protect food chain', February 17), it leaves little hope that Hong Kong motorists will reflect on their own part in polluting our air. Consider that last Sunday, the day of the Hong Kong marathon, when the pollution index was high, most mainland factories were ...

  7. Christmas choker as pollution levels spell health threat

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Air pollution hit health-threatening levels on Christmas Day with the roadside index reaching 115 in Central at noon. The other two roadside monitoring stations in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok had readings of 112 and 110, respectively, at the same time. The air pollution index (API) readings of general stations ranged between 60 and 75 at 3pm, with the highest ...

  8. Time to lift the fog on fighting pollution

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Haze comes with the territory in Hong Kong. Pollution has given it a bad name. The question now is, what is in it? It is a question raised afresh by our report today that official figures ... have given fresh ammunition to environmental groups which want the government to move more aggressively in tightening controls on emissions. They say the figures prove that air pollution has ...

  9. River pollution downplayed

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pollution of a river in Wuchuan, Guangdong, last week was caused by the excessive discharge of sewage by residents and by pollutants from an upstream chemical factory. ... as saying the water quality of the Sancha River had returned to normal. It was reported last week that the supply of water to more than 40,000 residents had been affected because of the pollution ...

  10. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people do not need reminding that air pollution is taking a rising toll on our quality of life. It is a topic that is here to stay until pollution not only goes away but stays away. The latest example is a report in this newspaper today relating air pollution to a clinical sore-eye condition and heart disease. A local ophthalmologist says irritating air pollutants ...




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