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  1. New pollution traps to target 'Invisible' fumes

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at 490,000 vehicles powered by petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). These emit pollutants more difficult to spot than those from diesel-powered vehicles, which spew out black smoke. Devices ... studies by the department found that 80 per cent of taxis and 45 per cent of minibuses are spewing excessive pollutants because of defective catalytic converters- devices that change toxic exhaust ...

  2. Engineers develop new method to check air pollution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Chinese University engineers have developed technology previously used by the US military to detect explosives to check for toxic air pollutants. Professor Douglas Yung Pun-to, of the department of electronic engineering, and his team are using sensor chips as small as a fingernail to capture different types of toxic air pollutants ...

  3. New collection helps cut electronic pollution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of electronic pollution on health. Wo says she developed the new collection after suffering from headaches while talking on her mobile phone, and she was becoming concerned about the influence of electronic pollution on health. The design is aimed at the health- and fashion-conscious, and city dwellers who use electronic equipment regularly. 'Simply place the watch on the wrist over ...

  4. Pollution sensors to detect filthy vehicles

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environment officials intend to track polluting taxis and cars using remote-sensing street-level technology. The plan- which aims to cut ozone and nitrogen filth- is being drafted by the Environmental Protection Department. The technology has been around for years but officials are now taking a serious look at it as the nature of air pollution changes. Since 2006, ...

  5. Internet user held by police for spreading polluted sea rumour

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A man has been detained by police and fined 500 yuan (HK$593) for spreading rumours that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant had polluted the sea around ... in Japan's nuclear plant has continued to influence and pollute the sea around Shandong province'. He added: 'Please inform your family and friends to store salt and dried seaweed, ...

  6. We need a clear vision on light pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for them to be dimmed and turned off out of hours to cut electricity wastage and lower air pollution levels. Storekeepers locked in cutthroat business along streets that command some of our ...

  7. Government plans to make e-polluters pay

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be added to the price of new electronic and electrical appliances. This charge would cover the treatment cost when the goods are disposed of, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle. ...

  8. WHO standards 'better'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The air quality goals suggested by the government would actually make pollution worse, University of Hong Kong scientists say. Scientists used a new mathematical model that predicts pollutant levels over a year's time. They found that sulfur dioxide, a harmful gas, would rise sharply if the government's suggestions were approved. According to the model, the more ...

  9. Winning robot to help fight pollution

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... ingenious design will certainly help to combat the problem of water pollution in Hong Kong. A keen participant in science competitions, Justin developed a passion for robots when he was a child. ... what inspired him to create his invention. He said that hearing so much depressing news about water pollution in Hong Kong prompted him to take action. 'Alarming news stories about our ...

  10. Remote device may detect polluting cars

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government plans to launch a public consultation this month on detecting vehicle pollution using a remote sensing device, the environment chief has said. The device, which emits an infrared beam to measure pollutant levels, is a mobile unit and can be deployed like a speed-detection camera. Vehicles found exceeding emission standards may have ...




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