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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 ...

  2. News - China

    Air pollution leaves China's Pearl River Delta region choking on smog

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Pearl River Delta region shrouded in heavy smog Heavy smog has been smothering the Pearl River Delta for the past week, with air pollution readings ... national air-quality standards, China News Service reported. Eight of those stations rated the air as severely polluted- in the Shiqiao area of Guangzhou's Panyu district, Xiping ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Health warning as pollutants build in delta fish

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... industrial pollution. The newspaper said waters around fisheries had high concentrations of heavy metals and other industrial pollutants. The ports with the worst marine environments were ... into the sea last year was excessively polluted. It found that eight rivers flowing into the sea off Guangdong carried 1.08 million tonnes of pollutants, including petroleum, nutrients, heavy metals ...

  6. Grand prix perfect for HK as Formula One cars produce very little pollution

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it is a short period of days while the positive impact to the local economy that has been described would far outweigh the downside from relatively little disruption. Regarding pollution the fact ... less polluting and more efficient than if the development of such technologies were simply left to market forces. Considering the direct environmental impact of a race in Hong Kong, surely ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than ... was identified a decade ago but had been given scant attention. His claim came as a British study concluded that exposure to higher levels of fine particulates - the airborne pollution that plagues many ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Deputies seek death penalty for polluters

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress released a report yesterday on environmental protection in which they called for polluters to face the same penalties ... needed. The report suggested amending the criminal code to make the punishment for the crime of serious environmental pollution as severe as that for endangering public security. Under mainland ...

  10. 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 ...




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