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  1. Green vehicles now?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If switching to less-polluting trucks and buses will reduce the roadside air pollution in Hong Kong, should the government force the city's operators to replace their old vehicles? Share your views and write to us ...

  2. Astral smogbusters

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guangdong is planning to launch a 2.3 billion yuan satellite monitoring centre designed to spot polluters, as part of the province's efforts to curb environmental contamination. Is this a good way to monitor pollution? Write to us ...

  3. Heavy pollution prompts health fears for Games

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their outdoor activities. Data from Beijing's Environmental Protection Monitoring Centre showed that by noon, the pollution index had soared to 184, much higher than Thursday's reading of 143 but still classified as 'mildly polluted'. The monitoring centre said the air was heavily laden with particulate matter but the pollution was the result of typical autumn weather. ...

  4. Unity and leadership needed in pollution war

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to climatic conditions hemming in pollution. But that is meaningless to the Chinese International School's children who on Wednesday were unable to compete in their annual swimming gala ... working. Environmentalists criticised his approach, saying that prevailing winds had a considerable impact on pollution - as the Hong Kong Observatory has been telling us in recent days. Mr Yau has ...

  5. Leadership team to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A high-level leadership team headed by Premier Wen Jiabao has been set up to tackle serious industrial pollution and save energy around the country, mainland media said. The decision to form the team was made yesterday at a State Council Standing Committee conference on controlling industrial pollution. According to Xinhua, the conference, chaired by Mr Wen, said the rapid ...

  6. Polluting businesses should pay for cleaning up our environment

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sounds familiar? As usual, foreign investors care more about their money than about our health because the chief source of pollution is industrial and commercial activity, poorly regulated ... we have to create a more 'favourable business climate'. Wait a minute mates, aren't the curses of climate warming, air pollution, and traffic congestion all due to unregulated ...

  7. CLP Power hits out at 'wrong' pollution charge

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The operator of Hong Kong's Castle Peak power station yesterday demanded that a website correct its claim that it was the world's second-worst polluter. The website of Carbon Monitoring for Action (Carma), which monitors the carbon dioxide emissions of power firms worldwide, had published a list of the world's dirtiest power plants. It named ...

  8. Seeking a solution for coal pollution

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the most radical but effective way to cut a heavily polluting energy source. However, an alternative path - developing low-emissions coal use - is a huge opportunity for international co-operation. ...

  9. Wen seeks to focus on pollution, green issues

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Premier admits to failures but vows to cut energy use by one-fifth in five years Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to step up efforts to save energy and cut pollution this year amid ... failed to meet its energy and pollution goals. The 11th five-year plan (2006-2010) calls for a 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product. But the government ...

  10. Guangdong 'poor' on pollution information

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Guangdong has done a poor job in allowing the public greater access to information about industrial polluters that are contaminating the air and waterways ... will focus on the mainland's air pollution problems. 'While some regions have made public a lot of information identifying industrial sources of air pollution, we have seen very little ...




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