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  1. Pollution fighter flees bad air

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hockey team he founded. But his disappointment over the government's inability- and lack of courage and determination- to address air pollution has finally become intolerable. He hopes ...

  2. Cutting air pollution, improving education should not be just for foreigners' sake

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for opportunity. Apparently still influenced by years of colonial delusion, most Hongkongers acquiesce in ridiculous ideas such as we must clean up pollution for the sake of foreigners and we must have ...

  3. Government can curb pollution by buying state-of-the-art buses

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The letter from Pang Sik-wing, principal environment protection officer (air policy) of the Environmental Protection Department ('Measures have been introduced to tackle air pollution sources', December 22), outlined several initiatives announced by the chief executive aimed at reducing pollution from buses. Mr Pang noted buses are the main source of emissions in our densest ...

  4. Pedalling against pollution

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Toni Leung Air pollution caused by cars is often blamed for contributing to climate change. To reduce emissions from cars, environmental group Greenpeace has scheduled a 'Cycling Parade' for Sunday. About 800 people will be cycling the streets of Hong Kong Island to raise awareness of this global problem. In Hong Kong, cycling is a leisure or sporting activity ...

  5. Take pollution fight to region's ports

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many people worry about air pollution from motor vehicles, with good reason. Yet, marine vessels are also significant, although lesser known, sources of toxic emissions into the air. ... craft in the region mean they can no longer be ignored as pollution sources. This is especially troubling given their proximity to highly populated city centres. The think-tank Civic Exchange ...

  6. Pollution key factor in HK losing expat allure

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... the crime rate had improved, but air pollution had worsened. General manager Lee Quane said: 'Air pollution is the main reason why Hong Kong comes 15th in comparison to Singapore. In all ... likely the company was to pay the allowance. Levina Poon, an associate director with international headhunters Robert Walters, said air pollution was a factor that expatriates considered when ...

  7. HK should seize chance to be a pollution player

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

    ... There was both encouraging and discouraging news on the air pollution front this week. On the encouraging side, the Legislative Council approved a proposal to spend HK$93 million to help ... The proposed clean-production scheme is evidence that Hong Kong is willing to put money where its mouth is in tackling cross-boundary pollution with Guangdong. It is also encouraging to see evidence ...

  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. Living in heavily polluted HK has been bitter-sweet experience

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restaurant knowing that the vegetables have been grown in mainland soil, soaking up the chemicals and heavy metals from one of its abused waterways, 90 per cent of which are polluted? I now know when I come home from a walk outside, I am not getting sick, my throat simply hurts from the pollution. My newly acquired persistent cough is a symptom of being poisoned by industrial diesel fumes ...

  10. US executives being driven out by pollution

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Nearly 60 per cent of American Chamber of Commerce members say their companies are likely to invest in places other than Hong Kong because of the city's pollution, a survey ... to breathe polluted air any more than the average person does,' said Alan Seigrist of AmCham's environment committee. 'It's a fallacy to think that executives are ambivalent about ...




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