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    Why the gasp of alarm over dirty pools but not polluted air?

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the same threats to health that Hong Kong's roadside pollution does. E coli may cause food poisoning-type effects which, although unpleasant, are not generally fatal. Most kinds of E coli are harmless. The worst kind of E coli can sometimes cause kidney failure and death. Hong Kong's roadside pollution has led to an average of 3,200 avoidable deaths annually over the past five years ...

  2. Can a new broom really sweep clean in polluted HK?

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it. We have terrible roadside pollution, sewage flowing into the sea, infuriating noise pollution, enormous material consumption, one of the highest levels of rubbish per person, thousands ... of the policy agenda, shaking up the bureaucracy, democratising the political system, accepting much greater responsibility for pollution, and implementing robust environmental education. Without ...

  3. Miserly efforts won't combat pollution

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The government has spent most of the HK$29 billion estimated to have been used on combating air pollution since 1999. Given the gravity of the problem and the damage ... in the estimate is the approximately HK$10 billion for power station scrubbers and other anti-pollution devices needed for the companies to keep burning coal. But, do not expect either the government ...

  4. Idling exemptions benefit the polluter

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Apparently, all users must pay, but polluters do not. ...

  5. Green vehicles now?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If switching to less-polluting trucks and buses will reduce the roadside air pollution in Hong Kong, should the government force the city's operators to replace their old vehicles? Share your views and write to us ...

  6. Government must do more to reduce air pollution levels

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... control measures. More scientific research on regional air pollution and climate change should be undertaken. Many of the government's 19 proposed emission control measures are not new ideas. ...

  7. Does this government have the gumption to fix air pollution?

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the rate our air pollution is progressing the government could completely fill in the harbour and we would never know. Some people might say: 'What did we do with Kowloon?' ... vision and leadership. One of them is our pollution problem. I suspect that much or most of it comes from the mainland and I believe some form of co-operative plan is required. The money should ...

  8. Hong Kong has the legal muscle to fight pollution- let's stop wasting it

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I support Terry Scott's thought-provoking letter ('Government stands idly by while we endure terrible air pollution', September 23). The government clearly has changed its tune: senior officials now respond immediately and sincerely, saying they take air pollution very seriously. Even so, it appears that they are doing little about it- and that at glacial speed. ...

  9. Pollution failure

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The director of audit says the government has fallen well short of its 1999 target in reducing harmful emissions from diesel vehicles. What should the government do to correct this? Share your views: write to us ...

  10. Cautious welcome to pollution drive

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Priscilla Jiao in Beijing Offending power firm promises to mend its ways Beijing's latest crackdown on industrial pollution, targeting top power producers and development-minded local governments, has received a cautious welcome from environmental experts and even the affected companies. Although the campaign, which named and shamed dozens of polluters ...




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