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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hoi Ha battle shows up planning madness in New Territories

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:32am by Howard Winn

    ... close to the sea, thus providing a further source of destructive pollution. This is a danger, David Newbery says, because the planning board has been supplied with inaccurate maps which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1644838/hoi-ha-battle-shows-planning-madness-new-territories
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong's roadside pollution is affecting children's lungs

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A new survey shows there is a correlation between lung conditions in children and roadside pollution. The study by Polytechnic University shows that the lungs of children exposed to higher levels of roadside pollution did not function as well as those exposed to lower levels. The survey, which was overseen by Professor Hung Wing-tat and is due to be released next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1343957/hong-kongs-roadside-pollution-affecting-childrens-lungs
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How much longer for action on roadside pollution?

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:16am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Environmental Protection Department issued a statement yesterday morning pointing out that its air pollution indices at roadside air quality monitoring stations reached a "very high" level. However, turning to the Hedley Environmental Index (HEI), we see that it described air pollution over Hong Kong more graphically as being "very dangerous". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1339107/how-much-longer-action-roadside-pollution
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... pollution in Hong Kong, and the situation is hardly going to improve once trucks and buses start rumbling across the bridge to Macau. The air quality standards for these projects are supposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Power squeeze

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:32am by Howard Winn

    ... to be seen acquiescing in the additional costs to consumers of using more gas and less polluting coal. The government no doubt senses the prospect of a rare political victory in forcing the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1552375/power-squeeze
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The 64,000-dollar question about HSBC's ATM cards

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:49am by Howard Winn

    ... there is no revenue-enhancing motive in all this and that it has nothing to do with the commercial arrangements with UnionPay. As ever, feel free to advise us of your experience with these cards.   Pollution linked to asthma For those in the government that remain to be convinced that air pollution is a problem and should be dealt with urgently, the Science Daily reports of research that shows exposure to air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1350215/64000-dollar-question-about-hsbcs-atm-cards
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Bag-toting tai-tais wonder where the chauffeur's gone

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... and reports of choking smog in the mainland's big cities, air pollution is not its main environmental problem. The worst problem is water, according to mainland environmentalists, because of its scarcity and the extent of its pollution. Two grim pieces in The Economist recently pointed out that in the 1950s, China had 50,000 rivers, which has now fallen to 23,000, a loss of 27,000, largely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1333957/bag-toting-tai-tais-wonder-where-chauffeurs-gone
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Does Li Ka-shing own the Cheung Kong Center?

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told a forum held by Caijing that these were due to heavily polluted underground water systems. He said 55 per cent of monitored water stations report polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1313352/does-li-ka-shing-own-cheung-kong-center
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    A black belt after 11 months of blood, sweat and tears

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:12am by Howard Winn

    ... compared to their predecessors. An Italian study in 2010 concluded that mothers exposed to air pollution from incinerators caused preterm deliveries of babies. That is, they were born within 37 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1344775/black-belt-after-11-months-blood-sweat-and-tears
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government hangs up on Hong Kong's mobile phone users

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... by Apple? How many villages have been desecrated by the pollutants it spews out? The hypocrisy of the People's Daily is clear for all to see. It's so easy for the People's Daily ... during all the ghastly food and pollution scandals? All we heard from it was a big, brave silence. Maybe we are witnessing a turning point. We await with interest. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1205772/government-hangs-hong-kongs-mobile-phone-users

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