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  1. Bill on polluted lake up for public review

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The country's first national regulation on tackling the severe pollution in Lake Tai has been posted online for public review. The draft regulation comes amid ... in affluent Wuxi, Jiangsu province. The comprehensive bill details a slew of measures aimed at co-ordinating the efforts of local authorities in the region and reining in industrial polluters. Two ...

  2. As the city splutters, a storm brews over 'outdated' index and alerts

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Elaine Yau Parents and principals are calling for new warning systems and rules for days with very high air pollution after outdoor activities were cancelled at schools across the city yesterday. As the general air pollution index hit severe levels at all roadside stations and at general stations in all but one district, schools moved physical education classes ...

  3. Dirty monsoon raises pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Air pollution on Hong Kong Island and across the New Territories rose yesterday because of a combination of dirty air from a northeast winter monsoon and low winds that failed to blow the toxins away. 'The city was affected by a northeast monsoon with relatively high background pollution,' an Environmental Protection Department spokesman said. 'The ...

  4. Air pollution may cause brain drain, study finds

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to air pollution is alarming enough. 'That this is an increase from one in five doing so just two years ago is also alarming. 'But of greater significance to Hong Kong's future ... and those aged between 40 and 49 are most keen to leave Hong Kong's polluted air behind. Up to 49 per cent of those earning HK$60,000 a month are considering leaving, compared to 16 per cent ...

  5. Cities stay tightlipped over pollution data

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Most mainland cities remained reluctant to reveal key pollution information to the public last year despite growing public calls and frequent environmental ... Council to provide a transparency ranking for 113 mainland cities on government pollution data. While several coastal cities saw modest progress on environmental openness last year, a large number ...

  6. Beijing may lower goal for curbing pollution

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing appears to have scaled down its ambition in cutting pollution by setting a much lower target for a key water pollution indicator for the next five years than in the previous five-year programme. The proposal by the Ministry of Environmental Protection- which would halve the target for chemical oxygen demand (COD), a measure of water pollution ...

  7. Onslaught on smokers fails to tackle air pollution problems

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pollution index topped 400 earlier this year. The idling-engine legislation will be so emasculated as to be practically useless, and yet those standing in line waiting for a bus cannot smoke a cigarette (I am a non-smoker). This onslaught on smokers hits the poor, the elderly and the voiceless, of course, and not the more affluent. They can continue to smoke in their polluting cars, run ...

  8. Watchdogs should address the worst causes of air pollution

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environmental watchdogs from Hong Kong and Guangdong are compiling a report on proposals to reduce air pollution levels in the Pearl River Delta ('Report due on quality targets for delta's air', November 17). Pollution levels are getting worse and these watchdogs have to come up with ways to solve the problems that we face. I think the two major causes of our bad air ...

  9. Government's anti-pollution measures are not working

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Pang Sik-wing's letter ('Measures have been introduced to tackle air pollution sources', December 22). Mr Pang is a principal environment protection officer (air ... air pollution: The government will let bus companies test the use of hybrid buses; The government will test the use of catalytic reduction devices; and The rest are just ambiguous targets ...

  10. Education is the key to reducing levels of roadside air pollution

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been a call for motorists to stop driving their cars once a month to alleviate Hong Kong's air pollution problems. It was reported that if 45 companies and 400,000 private ... into account all the potentials involved in such a scheme, could help reduce roadside air pollution. If an education campaign makes motorists fully aware of what a car can do to the environment, ...




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