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  1. Choke hold

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hong Kong's increasingly polluted air could be to blame for more allergies and respiratory ills than we realise, writes Hazel Parry It may start with a few sneezes and a runny nose, ... of abating two weeks later, you consult your doctor. The problem: Hong Kong's bad air. You're suffering an allergic reaction to pollution. The smog that regularly cloaks our skyline ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Survey sounds warning to teenagers over hearing loss

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Fourteen per cent of teenagers tested during a recent survey were found to suffer from mild hearing loss. The survey of 833 students aged between 11 and 20 at the Church of Christ in China Yenching College, in Tsing Yi, found 14 per cent of th ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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