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  1. Shop owners will ignore guidelines aimed at curbing light pollution

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the power on for longer they incur higher electricity bills. The government has decided to deal with the problems of light pollution, which are so well known in Hong Kong, through voluntary guidelines instead of legislation ('Officials urge guidelines on light pollution', March 24). I am rather pessimistic about the prospects of such measures. Few shop owners will voluntarily ...

  2. HK may be polluted, but its liberal attitudes are a winner

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... came in first among Asian cities, notching up 28th place in Mercer's global quality-of-life league table. Hong Kong's slide down the ladder was blamed on its sky-high pollution ...

  3. HK orchestra chief moves family to US to escape pollution

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Quinton Chan

    ... Liz Heron and Quinton Chan Conductor Edo de Waart is moving his family out of Hong Kong after just three years here, to protect them from the 'terrible' air pollution. The Dutch ... was quoted as saying that the city was 'incredibly polluted' and it was 'pretty stressful' to go to school. But as Sebastiaan and Olivia, six, who attends Chinese International ...

  4. Pollution engulfs Bohai Bay fishermen

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tide later in the Bohai Sea stunned the 42-year-old and hundreds of neighbours in the fishing village that is home to about 7,000. 'Pollution has been getting worse over the years, ... in 2003, thanks to its fish, crabs and shrimp. But average incomes dropped to a few hundred yuan last year. Mr Chen said most pollution, which started a decade ago and had worsened in the past few ...

  5. Noise pollution on buses drives passengers wild

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who commute on public transport every day) for more than six years, not only has the government not banned this noise pollution, it endorses it by using the medium to broadcast Government ... to grasp the fundamental principle that this is noise pollution and infringes passengers' personal freedom? As a civil society, we respect each other's private space in public areas. We ...

  6. Pollution no deterrent to birdwatchers

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Story Cheung Chi-fai Photo essay Pollution may have reduced visibility in recent years but Mai Po remains an internationally important bird reserve, especially in southern China. ... pollution. It sits at the mouth of the heavily polluted Shenzhen River, overlooking the densely populated and industrialised areas in Shekou across Deep Bay. Increasing sediment deposits in the bay ...

  7. Guangdong to go ahead with drive against pollution

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Up to 1,000 factories, some Hong Kong-owned, are affected The Guangdong authorities have stood firm on a new policy to crack down on polluting industries under which 1,000 ... There was no breakdown on how many of them were Hong Kong owned. The crackdown on these factories was seen as a part of a wider policy targeting polluting industries for better industrial sustainability. Other ...

  8. Keep the marathon, and clean up air pollution

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am appalled that the pollution which may have contributed to the death of a marathon runner ('Marathon runner's death sparks sports inquiry', February 15) is allowed ... regular announcements of the air pollution index throughout Sunday morning, February 12, on our Chinese service. However, only one such announcement was made on the English radio service, ...

  9. 'Nightlife at risk if noise ban upheld'

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Lawyer says appeal by Tsim Sha Tsui bar has wider implications for the entertainment scene in HK Hong Kong's nightlife would echo with the sound of silence if the Court of Appeal upholds a controversial noise ban, it was submitted yeste ...

  10. Guangdong waters still filthy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Nearly 12 per cent of Guangdong's estuaries remain severely polluted and have not improved in the past year, the province's top ... that 11.8 per cent of the water in Guangdong's estuaries was classified as 'worse than class five'- equivalent to 'severely polluted'. 'The estuaries of the Shenzhen ...




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