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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went to Delhi. Indeed 13 of the top 20 cities in the world with the dirtiest air were to be found in India, three in Pakistan, and one in Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and Bangladesh. These findings were ...

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    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... of particularly roadside pollution on children's health. The event is being organised by the Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation and the Hong Kong Paediatric Society and will include sessions on children and smoking, air pollution and respiratory diseases and the health effects of electronic media on children.   Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail them ...

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    Government's approach to pollution a breath of a fresh air

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 01:25am by Howard Winn

    ... "a breath of fresh air" to the issue, and now that the mainland government has been forced to do something about its appalling levels of pollution, attention is focused on the issue ... the latest science on air pollution becomes incorporated into policymaking, and increasing know-how in managing and monitoring air quality. At the same time the public health aspect of air quality ...

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    Grim report on air pollution and how it affects children's lungs

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:04am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A new report shows alarming effects of air pollution on children's lungs. We noted some preliminary findings of the report some weeks ago, but the report produced by Dr Hung Wing-tat's team at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has now been published. Called Health Effects of Air Pollution ...

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    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 ...

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    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". ...

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    Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Given the rising concern over bird flu, it is worth recalling that there are other bigger killers in Hong Kong. In the past two weeks in which nine deaths have been recorded, Hong Kong's dirty air has led to 123 avoidable deaths. This is ...

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    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 ...

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    Toxic figures stream from polluted waterways

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... is equally problematic. In her blog at Asia Unbound she writes that, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, up to 40 per cent of the county's rivers were seriously polluted last year ... This is significant but some way below the 750,000 that die prematurely as a result of respiratory diseases related to air pollution, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection.   Glittering ...

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    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 ...




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