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  1. Hospital's guarantee of clean drinking water as good as gold

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip United Christian Hospital provides its patients with clean drinking water from its taps- and has a gold certificate to prove it. It was the first hospital to receive the recognition, awarded in a Water Supplies Department project to make sure the ...

  2. uncorked

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... with Debra Meiburg debrameiburg@gmail.com After 12 hours in a plane seat, my body goes into a state of disoriented shock on arrival at Chek Lap Kok. But international-travel fatigue isn't limited to humans. With wine collectors racing their treasured ...

  3. Residents fear pollution, noise from MTR ventilation shaft

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Residents in Central and Western District have expressed discontent over a proposed ventilation shaft on Hill Road, citing air and noise pollution as well as traffic risks ... buildings,' Yu Shui-wah, a spokesman for the West Island Line Concern Group, said. 'Some bedrooms will be as close as 5 metres to it. How can one stand the poor air quality and noise pollution ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Residential car-park plans fly in the face of air pollution pledges

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

    ... that block ventilation and are a major cause of air pollution and conflict between pedestrians and vehicles. In most mature cities, inner-city residential accommodation does not include parking ... of the community both from a health perspective and also to promote interaction between the different strata of society that they continue not doing so. In view of the soaring pollution and the high cost ...

  6. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to tap water

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including the energy costs of producing the plastic bottles and the pollution when they are dumped. There were some signs that people were consuming more tap water. For example, some restaurants ...

  7. Government and bus companies trying hard to curb pollution

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

    ... I refer to the letter by Mary Chan ('Why allow polluting buses?' November 17). She argues that the government is doing nothing to combat worsening pollution in Central. ... the environment through cleaner emissions. Undoubtedly there is room for improvement, but our government and bus companies have tried their best to deal with the pollution problems. Charlie Chan Wing-tai, ...

  8. Eco-friendly brick cuts pollution, says inventor

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang From now on, there is another excuse to drink beer- provided it is in glass bottles. Glass waste can indirectly help reduce air pollution, according to Poon Chi-sun ... of these oxides in the air around them by 20 per cent. 'These bricks can be used to pave pavements in highly polluted areas such as Causeway Bay and Mong Kok,' he said. The blocks, which cost 20 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. HK's air pollution a key theme

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air Pollution Index for being outdated and for failing to measure the seriousness of the problem. Recent research by the University of Hong Kong has found that the air contains twice as much soot and other pollutants as London and three times as much as New York. Chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has pledged to 'fix' Hong Kong's unacceptable air quality, which ...




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