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  1. Despite high pollution readings, air is cleaner, government claims

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Environmental Protection Department has insisted Hong Kong's air quality has improved over the past decade, despite its air pollution index showing big rises in the number of hours pollution hit dangerous levels. A departmental spokeswoman said concentrations of individual pollutants were a better means than the API to assess the long-term air quality trend ...

  2. Ban on VOC pollutants

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The import and production of vessel paints, adhesives, and sealants with volatile organic compounds (VOC) content higher than the legal limits will be banned from tomorrow, when the amended air pollution control regulation comes into effect. The gases are the main drivers of smog formation. An estimated 700 tonnes of VOC emissions could be cut by the new ...

  3. Protect your children from air pollution

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... Fionnuala Carolan Hong Kong's air pollution is often cited as the most negative aspect of living here. Anthony Hedley from the University of Hong Kong has been studying the effects of air pollution for the past 21 years. According to his research, there are 2,000 deaths related to air pollution in Hong Kong every year and the young and the old in society are the most ...

  4. Fujian villagers suffer myriad pollution problems living in shadow of refineries

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Quanzhou Had there not been dozens of petrochemical plants and tanneries plaguing the environment with a combination of air, water, light, noise and heat pollution, tens ... triggered by industrial pollution. The elderly and the young from richer families moved, leaving the rest in an environment they argued no human should have to live in. 'As I have one foot ...

  5. 10,000 fight riot police over Fujian pollution

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... pollution to turn violent. Villagers and the authorities in the city of Quanzhou yesterday confirmed that more than 10,000 people had clashed with some 2,000 riot police on Monday night in the town ... and ethylene, polyethylene and polypropylene manufacturing plants. Fujian authorities say the project is part of its plan to make the city China's next big greenfield refinery site. Pollution has ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Air Pollution

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... and reduce pollution, our city seems incapable of taking any meaningful steps. Christine Loh Kung-wai (pictured), head of the Civic Exchange think tank, says there is no running away from the fact that it's Hong Kong's No1 health risk. 'Roadside pollution will take centre stage because there is emissions data, and health outcomes can be calculated,' she says. 'This ...

  10. CLP Power can take lead in pollution fight

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... electricity producer and single largest polluter is right to say the lack of a legally binding treaty is a 'real shame' and big disappointment. He should be going a step further by pairing ... are public companies with shareholders' interests to protect. But the pollution that comes from the smokestacks of their plants affects the well-being of all citizens. They have to make every ...




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