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  1. Pall of pollution shows which way wind blows

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it off to visitors. That changed dramatically yesterday when we experienced the worst air pollution index readings since monitoring began 13 years ago. The choking air has betrayed any suggestions that efforts to curb pollution here and on the mainland are having a significant effect. To suggest, as some people did last week, that we were clearly heading in the right direction has ...

  2. Wen vows to cut pollution

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing China is still paying a heavy environmental price for its breakneck economic growth, and facing a daunting task in cutting pollution and promoting energy efficiency, Premier Wen Jiabao warned yesterday. He renewed pledges to rein in investment in heavily polluting industries, shut down more factories in energy-intensive sectors, increase spending ...

  3. light pollution

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adverbs are used to define a verb or an adjective. Below is an example from the passage. Example: Most people passively respond to the pollution by blocking their windows with thick curtains ... Is the problem of light pollution serious in Hong Kong? 2. What should the government do to combat this problem? 3. Which areas in Hong Kong are most affected by the problem? Why? Web Links Environmental ...

  4. Causeway Bay mall voted city's worst light-pollution landmark

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A shopping mall at a busy corner in Causeway Bay has been named the most polluting city landmark in a campaign seeking to enhance public awareness of light pollution. An online ... the group's environmental affairs manager. Windsor House representatives were unavailable for comment. Among the other 11 spots nominated by voters as polluting sources, the Prada store in Central ...

  5. Polluted markets

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... to protect bondholders explicit by providing credit, along with the Federal Reserve. The lesson is that, when government pollutes capital markets by implicitly guaranteeing debt, market participants ...

  6. Pollution fears spark outcry on refinery project

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... on the mainland - is facing stiff opposition over concerns that it will aggravate air pollution in the Pearl River Delta. Guangdong People's Congress delegate Liu Yiling, who is also the director ... in Guangzhou's Nansha district, would increase air pollution. They said the government should wait for a State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) assessment. Ms Liu, who is a member ...

  7. Polluting vehicles must be driven off the road

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We are accustomed to much talk about air pollution, but not enough action. The latest example is to be found in the Environmental Protection Department's proposal to raise licence fees for owners of old, polluting commercial vehicles who do not switch to cleaner models. That sounds tough until you consider it is subject to discussion with the owners- and compare ...

  8. Pollution levels very high- and to continue

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The Environmental Protection Department recorded very high air pollution yesterday and forecast high levels for the next couple of days. It recorded air pollution indices of 125, 102 and 108 at Tung Chung, Yuen Long and Central/Western air quality monitoring stations at 3pm. The API at the roadside in Central also reached 115. ...

  9. Clock ticking on pollution bomb

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... - instead it will be air pollution. Richard Welford, deputy director of the corporate environmental governance programme at University of Hong Kong and a founder and chairman of non-profit organisation CSR Asia, said air pollution was very much linked to climate change, which was an immediate problem. Many companies in Hong Kong and the mainland are not only looking for ways to reduce ...

  10. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An index believed to be the first anywhere to offer continuous, real-time measurement of the economic and health impacts of air pollution was launched yesterday in Hong Kong ... of community medicine and school of public health in conjunction with independent think-tank Civic Exchange, to improve public awareness of the consequences of air pollution. They also hope ...




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