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  1. Comment - Letters

    Citizens must work with government to curb noise pollution

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by LETTERS

    ... Citizens must work with government to curb noise pollution Noise pollution in cities can be harmful to animals and to humans. When it is bad it can disturb residents trying to sleep ... citizens should work together to solve this serious problem of noise pollution in our city. If things improve we can have a more harmonious society, as there will be fewer health problems ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks to ward off the city's notorious smog spoke volumes. Officials have repeatedly pledged to rid the capital of hazardous pollution, but still a choking pall greeted the thousands of foreign ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong power companies should be made to play by 'polluter pays' rule

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 03:53pm by SARAH KEUNG

    ... Sarah Keung Sarah Keung backs revising their contract terms to enforce effective curbs Power companies should play by 'polluter pays' rule The "polluter pays" principle is the commonly accepted notion that those who produce pollution should bear the costs of managing it to prevent damage to human health or the environment. For instance, a factory that produces toxic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Nation counting the cost of Beijing's expensive Apec makeover

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Cary Huang

    ... makeover Beijing has often made headlines because of its pollution or traffic congestion. The government's scrambling effort to prevent such an embarrassing scenario occurring when leaders ... and Gmail just for foreign journalists covering the summit. Although air pollution is obviously a long-time problem, the government seems to be capable only of short-term solutions in an effort ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters who blocked roads also cleared Hong Kong's polluted air

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Blockaded roads mean cleaner air Heavy roadside pollution is bad for health- of that there is no dispute. The exhaust fumes from vehicles, especially the decades-old diesel ... Official data showed the health risk from air pollutants in the areas was low rather than the typical high; it stayed like that throughout the day in all but Mong Kok, where it shifted to moderate ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Extreme Apec measures reveal Beijing's lack of self-confidence

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 04:48am by George Chen

    ... to publish an article to claim Beijing successfully controlled air pollution through a series of wide-ranging administrative measures from suspension of factory work to the hilarious ban ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's clean stoves initiative signals its green commitment

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... Kamilia Lahrichi Kamilia Lahrichi commends the reductions in household pollution Clean stoves programme fuels China's green campaign Despite mounting criticism as the world's largest polluting nation, China has implemented the most successful programme to adopt clean and safe cooking solutions for households, to improve people's livelihoods and ultimately reduce ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by WESLEY LAU

    ... Wesley Lau Wesley Lau says Hong Kong still lags behind other ports in installing onshore power facilities With more ships expected at Kai Tak, why the delay in reducing pollutants? A second berth at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is due to come into operation today, potentially doubling the amount of air pollutants being emitted. By now, we know pollutants cause health problems ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it, November 27, 2014

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:31am by STAFF

    ... Should I be taking a walk outside in this neighbourhood right now? US scientist Joshua Apte says air pollution in New Delhi is far worse than official data shows   Philip's condition is unchanged and he remains critical Australian cricket team doctor Peter Brukner on batsman Phil Hughes after he was knocked out by a bouncer in a freak incident   We need to take the children out ...




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