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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... The biggest improvement was in sulphur dioxide concentrations, which fell by an average of 25 per cent from 2011 levels. Respirable suspended particles - tiny specks of pollutants that can penetrate ... experienced its worst storm in years, when tropical cyclone Vicente swept into the city last July. Professor Wang Tao, an air pollution expert at Polytechnic University, said the news came as little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226266/pearl-river-delta-air-quality-improves-roadside-pollution-worse-hong
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Official report from Guangdong says Hong Kong taking much of the brunt of deteriorating conditions Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly ... of the province's offshore water was rated "poorer than category four" - the most polluted - last year. That was about a percentage point more than in 2011. Most of category four water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1238541/guangdong-coastal-water-quality-declining-worst-areas-around-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com It’s 1,200 times brighter over Tsim Sha Tsui than a normal dark sky, three-year study finds, posing a danger to health and wildlife Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1194996/light-pollution-hong-kong-worst-planet
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vehicle owners can't shirk their responsibility in polluter-pays society

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY LEUNG

    ... Tiffany Leung Tiffany Leung calls on owners of polluting vehicles to do their part to cut emissions Healthy move towards a polluter-pays society With the chief executive's policy address approaching, discussions abound that the government may take a "carrot and stick" approach to combat Hong Kong's notorious roadside pollution- by limiting the number of old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1127977/vehicle-owners-cant-shirk-their-responsibility-polluter-pays
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong, Guangdong lower pollution reduction targets for 2020

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Li Jing, Emily Tsang

    ... Bar lowered on 2020 air quality targets Hong Kong and Guangdong have decided on reduction targets for air pollutants up to 2020 that are much less ambitious than goals set in the previous ... a departure from the 2002-2010 phase, in which both places shared common emission targets for four pollutants. In that phase, Guangdong failed by 2010 to achieve a promised cut in volatile organic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1089555/hong-kong-guangdong-lower-pollution-reduction-targets-2020
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Auditor slams Hong Kong's efforts to tackle pollution

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... the government auditor also notes that far from meeting the 24-year-old air quality objectives, pollution has gotten worse. Echoing green groups' criticism, it says the objectives proposed for 2014, ... York and London, which have already met the WHO guidelines on that pollutant. While failing to meet the objectives set in 1987, the city every year since 2006 also missed the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1082613/auditor-slams-hong-kongs-efforts-tackle-pollution
  7. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG ECONOMY

    Google's Eric Schmidt to Hong Kong: You need more engineers to start companies like mine

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:00pm by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Schmidt encourages more start-ups and small business growth Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has one suggestion for the Hong Kong government on how to make the city remain competitive – to open more technical universities, the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1347423/googles-eric-schmidt-hong-kong-you-need-more-engineers-start
  8. News - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution fears over debris and rubble dumped near Lantau river

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Pollution fear over debris dumped near Lantau river Green group WWF Hong Kong is concerned about possible pollution of the Tung Chung River after it found ... a place full of mud and grit," he said. "We're concerned because the run-off from this waste could cause massive pollution of the river, especially on rainy days." A security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1026553/pollution-fears-over-debris-and-rubble-dumped-near-lantau-river
  9. Business - LAI SEE

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1015660/why-gasp-alarm-over-dirty-pools-not-polluted-air
  10. New government must do more to clean up the city's polluted air

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Air quality is still at dangerous levels most of the time in Hong Kong and may only improve during summer. Most pollution is locally generated. I am worried about the PM2.5 level (fine ... are quite close to the emissions, including primary gaseous pollutants, that can form ultrafine particulate which can be subsequently aggregated to fine particulate. The current average annual PM2.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000476/new-government-must-do-more-clean-citys-polluted-air

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