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  1. Pollution reaches dangerous levels

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Air pollution hit health-threatening levels yesterday morning, with the roadside index climbing to 141 in Central, the district's highest level this year. Readings at two ... readings on the government's air pollution index. A spokeswoman said pollutants were unable to disperse and strong sunlight was contributing to the thick smog. The department expected ...

  2. Last-gasp battle to clear the air

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Pollution is still a problem, writes Martin Zhou Beijing continues to put on a brave face over growing international concerns about the city's air quality. But the insistence that Olympians' performance- and health- will not be affected is being called into question as the government-backed clean-up campaign seems to fall short in limiting two key air-borne pollutants ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Is renovation work really more important than a peaceful life?

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution, action will only be taken if enough people are prepared to press for it in a systematic manner. Let us hope that the excellent Civic Exchange and other local concern groups will consider ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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