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  1. Big firms flouting rule on pollution disclosure

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Top Chinese and multinational companies have failed to comply with a rule requiring enterprises on the mainland to release key pollution information, a Greenpeace ... in May last year, it said. The report also blamed local officials for failing to rein in polluting enterprises using the rule, which had been hailed as a landmark step towards curbing industrial ...

  2. Pollution policies should be left to competent authorities

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Evidence is mounting worldwide of widespread injury to many body tissues and organs from air pollution. The brain is one victim, as pointed out by Walter de Havilland's reference to German research ('Traffic fumes and dementia', October 24). The brain may be harmed directly or through damage to its blood vessels by air pollutants. These injuries will begin ...

  3. Roadside air pollution soars, as monitors report improvement

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Has the air we breathe got better or worse? It depends on where you stand. Yesterday, as roadside air pollution rose to the second highest level on record, officials reported a small improvement in air quality in the region in the first half of the year. With a pall of smog hanging over the city, roadside air pollution worsened steadily throughout the day. ...

  4. Roadside air pollution up sixfold in 4 years

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Air pollution at street level has soared in the past four years while improving at the city's rooftops, calling into question assertions that Hong Kong's chronic air-quality problems have a regional more than local source. Roadside monitoring stations recorded more than six times as many periods of health-threatening pollution levels in the first half ...

  5. Designers to highlight pollution

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Greenpeace and Hong Kong Design Community are organising a series of activities in response to industrial water pollution on the mainland. The activities are aimed at demonstrating how serious the problem is and raising public awareness. Greenpeace communications officer Tommy Cheng Wing-san said working with designers would help the group present the water pollution ...

  6. Pollution mostly local, study finds

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Sulphur dioxide pollution in Hong Kong is mostly generated in the city, particularly in the container port and by shipping, a leading atmospheric scientist has found. Dr Alexis Lau Kai-hon, an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology's Institute for the Environment, said the findings of a study suggested that pollutant criteria ...

  7. Environment watchdog vows to assess heavy metal pollution levels

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The central government's environmental watchdog yesterday pledged to survey heavy metal pollution in the worst-affected areas and along major rivers to find out how ... and the ministries of health, finance, agriculture and information industry. Zhou hoped the ministries and commission could work out a plan to curb heavy metal pollution, he said. The pledge follows a spate ...

  8. Northeasterly monsoon pushes roadside pollution very high

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The northeasterly monsoon that arrived this week not only brought the city cooler and dry weather, it also pushed roadside pollution in Central to a very high level. Central's roadside pollution level has been above 100, considered very high, since Monday night, but it worsened steadily yesterday and reached as high as 135 at 6pm. It was the fifth day in a week ...

  9. Residents in the Pearl River Delta region worried about pollution and water quality, survey shows

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 80 per cent of Pearl River Delta residents say pollution is adversely affecting their lives, while 60 per cent are concerned about the quality of the region's ... with pollution in the previous 12 months. Guangdong manufactures almost a third of the mainland's exports, but the toll has been widespread environmental damage. Thirty-eight per cent of respondents ...

  10. Money for fighting pollution 'wasted'

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang told the newspaper at the 13th World Lake Conference in Wuhan last week. 'But how much of the money is used to clean up the pollution and improve the environment? If we squeeze it, ... officials piled funds into unnecessary and extravagant 'face projects'. These included enormous recreational squares, lawns and even golf courses alongside polluted rivers that were ...




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