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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Measures have been introduced to tackle air pollution sources

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To this end, we have been undertaking a host of measures to tackle our major air pollution sources and making joint efforts with the mainland to improve the air quality of the whole Pearl River Delta ... reduced by 15 per cent, 36 per cent and 4 per cent respectively. Over the same period, the roadside concentrations of the first two pollutants also fell by 19 per cent and 36 per cent ...

  10. Jobs done, pollution officials pray for a breeze

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... if the heavens play their part. They have had less of a headache than Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games, because air pollution is less severe in the delta. At the centre of the manufacturing hub, Guangzhou is surrounded by tens of thousands of factories, which are the main polluters in the region. And as one of the mainland's primary car manufacturing bases and one of the country's ...




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