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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Vancouver’s recent smog alert can’t match everyday pollutant levels in the SAR I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro ... on the happy hordes whose reddening bodies littered local parks like battle dead after the War of the Bikinis. The only air pollutants I could detect were suntan lotion, barbeque smoke and the skunky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't censor pollution data

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be open about pollution Growing concern about the long-term economic and health implications of pollution has seen air quality elevated in the mainland's public policy ... given officials and scientists a better handle on trends and the effectiveness of counter-measures. So it is disappointing that two air-pollution studies in the Pearl River Delta region, both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555879/dont-censor-pollution-data
  3. Comment - Letters

    Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant I wish to correct what was stated in Peter Reid's letter (" Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution ", June 3) about the sludge treatment facility which is in the final stages of construction. Hong Kong is served by an intensive network of sewage treatment works, which generate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1530352/advanced-pollution-control-systems-sludge-treatment-plant
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says officials must act now to curb emissions Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome here In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind. Equally, we think of the sight of giant ocean-going vessels sailing in local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1528632/polluting-marine-vessels-must-find-no-welcome-hong-kong
  5. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution Official information on the completion, operation and output of the world's largest sewage sludge incinerator, in Tuen ... of global warming gases and other pollutants into the surrounding air. A passive-smoking analogy is apt. It is equivalent to a giant cigarette burning 2,000 tonnes of organic matter every day, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1524043/sewage-sludge-incinerator-generates-lot-pollution
  6. Business - Economy - LIGHT POLLUTION

    Higher rent may be the price for a good night’s sleep

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:18am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The market has found its own way of dealing with light pollution in Hong Kong, where higher rents may be the price for a good night's sleep Neon nuisance Nobel laureate ... there are externalities, like pollution. His theorem can be illustrated with a simple example. Cars produce pollution and impose a disutility or cost on victims. But a prospective car owner often considers only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549450/higher-rent-may-be-price-good-nights-sleep
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Lobby network discusses air pollution Clean Air Network meets journalists to give its views on government data on air quality collected in the first half of this year. It will report that Hong Kong's air quality still falls greatly short of World Health Organisation standards and that roadside pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555463/talking-points
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - AIR POLLUTION

    Coal's continuing dominance in Chinese energy supply makes clean-air campaign an uphill battle

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:57am by Gerard Burg

    ... Gerard Burg Will moves by the world’s largest energy consumer to reduce its reliance on coal have any effect on China’s pollution crisis, asks Gerard Burg ‘Airpocalyse’ and ‘Beijing cough’ are terms commonly used to describe the air pollution crisis in China nowadays, as official data shows that China last year had the largest number of smoggy days out of any over the past 52 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496542/coals-continuing-dominance-chinese-energy-supply-makes-clean
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Dealing with soil pollution priority Unlike air pollution, soil contamination cannot be so easily seen. Yet it is arguably more harmful to health, due to its impact on food ... kilometres- two-thirds of China's land area- showed 16.1 per cent of soil and 19.1 per cent of arable land had been contaminated. The main pollutants were cadmium, nickel and arsenic, the result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496181/china-must-tackle-soil-pollution-priority-safeguard-food

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