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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers of dirty vehicles face losing licences as new pollution-busting machines are unveiled

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com UV rays to catch polluting vehicles Drivers of cars and vans that breach emission standards face having their vehicle licences revoked if caught under ... using infrared or ultraviolet rays to measure the emitted pollutants. Owners of vehicles that breach the standard will have 12 days to fix them. If they don't, their licences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535149/uv-rays-catch-polluting-vehicles
  2. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12pm by Kathy Gao

    ... environmental monitoring centre. Vehicle exhaust is a big factory in air pollution. The Apec has 21 member countries, comprising approximately 55 per cent of the world’s GDP and 44 per cent of the world ... Olympic Games. The policy is still in force. Last January, Beijing ordered 30 per cent of the municipal government vehicles off the road when Beijing’s air pollution reached hazardous levels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations
  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Rush to buy cars as Tianjin limits new plates to reduce pollution

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:24am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Curbs are aimed at reducing congestion and air pollution in the city, transport authorities say Rush to buy cars as Tianjin limits new plates ... would have to get a number plate by either bidding in an auction or taking part in a lottery. The aim was to reduce congestion and combat air pollution. The move was not well received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1381782/tianjin-cracks-down-car-ownership-bid-reduce-traffic-and-pollution
  4. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Drivers in spin over Beijing congestion charge

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... management at Beijing Jiaotong University, said she supported congestion charging zones. "The pollution caused by vehicles has become so bad, it will soon break the back of the city," she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308943/beijing-authorities-collision-course-drivers-over-proposed-congestion
  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Chinese riders go green with electric bikes, but also live dangerously

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Riders go green, but live dangerously Electric bicycles are China's answer to the Prius because they're green, they're zippy and they're cheap. They are also emerging as a safety hazard in a country where road accidents are the biggest killer of young people. As Chinese cities impose car quotas to fend off record pollution, more residents are turning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1513852/chinese-riders-go-green-electric-bikes-also-live-dangerously
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... including the two current MTR lines and two car parks. So the work requires the utmost care. A variety of measures to minimise noise pollution are enforced by the Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481072/underground-workers-help-shape-new-mtr-station-admiralty
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... Protection Department said it was pleased with the survey. It had taken measures to reduce roadside pollution by phasing out some 82,000 pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles, subsidising franchised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463043/hong-kong-best-city-world-commuters
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Private cars are jamming up Hong Kong's streets at rush hour, US students find

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... other. They said congestion on the road was contributing to air pollution, and the government should take more initiatives to reduce the number of cars by route rationalisation and implementation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444587/private-cars-are-jamming-hong-kongs-streets-rush-hour-us-students
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmaker Ben Chan pushes for LTR to be moved underground in Yuen Long

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung

    ... not free up as much road space while the elevated trains could worsen noise pollution for nearby buildings. As a long-term proposal, the LRT could also be extended to Kam Sheung Road MTR station, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421750/lawmaker-ben-chan-pushes-ltr-be-moved-underground-yuen-long
  10. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Idea of drone cargo ships floated, but problems load up

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... to command hundreds of crewless ships. Drone ships would be safer, cheaper and less polluting for the US$375 billion shipping industry that carries 90 per cent of world trade, Rolls-Royce says. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1435278/idea-drone-cargo-ships-floated-problems-load

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