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  1. Officials must act to curb damaging effects of light pollution

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Symphony of Lights. While some people welcome such displays they are leading to over-illumination and light pollution. It adversely affects some residents. Hong Kong is known as the city that never sleeps, but because of this pollution it would be more appropriate to call it the city that can't get to sleep. Massive and intensely lit advertising billboards and other signs take a toll ...

  2. Few environmentalists impressed with goals on pollution and warming

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... environmentalists. While they welcome renewed pledges to cut emissions of major pollutants and greenhouse gases and tackle widespread heavy metal poisoning, few are impressed with the goals set by Wen. ... output, appear to confirm environmentalists' concerns after recent reports in mainland media that Beijing wanted to scale back its pollution-cutting ambitions after experiencing setbacks ...

  3. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Later, as the plane took off, Mount Fuji was clearly visible in the distance. Back in Hong Kong, the government's focus on pollution-accelerated deaths significantly avoids dealing with the reality of the problem and the full extent of the financial costs to the city. People should imagine air pollution as a corrosive agent to the human body or perhaps a slow poison. It takes ...

  4. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Maggie Tam An incinerator on an artificial island near south Lantau would bring more air pollution to several pollution hot spots in the city than it would if the plant ... dioxide if the waste burning plant is built on Shek Kwu Chau. It says the hourly concentration of air pollutants will increase by up to 14 micrograms at the airport island, compared with 4mcg ...

  5. Spend whatever it takes to tackle air pollution

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How hard is it to tackle Hong Kong's air pollution problem? Some actions would go a long way. Our power and transport companies need to use clean fuel and our buildings have ... future, we should apply ourselves- and our money- to achieve these aims. We are all responsible for air pollution, but individually there is not a lot we can do to lower levels. The government has ...

  6. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... an average of about four days sick leave each year suffering from respiratory diseases. Mr Lui said indoor air pollution led to a range of illnesses, including headaches, eye and throat irritation, ... of school administrators said they were not able to identify the sources of indoor air pollution. More than 33 per cent of schools claimed they had received complaints from parents and teachers. ...

  7. Air pollution may cause brain drain, study finds

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to air pollution is alarming enough. 'That this is an increase from one in five doing so just two years ago is also alarming. 'But of greater significance to Hong Kong's future ... and those aged between 40 and 49 are most keen to leave Hong Kong's polluted air behind. Up to 49 per cent of those earning HK$60,000 a month are considering leaving, compared to 16 per cent ...

  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. Harbour pollution on rise after 10-year fall

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Bacteria levels have surged in Victoria Harbour after a decade of declining pollution levels, but no one can explain why. At a monitoring station opposite the convention ... and the highest recorded in 11 years. The surge in E coli- which originates in human or animal faeces and is a key indicator of water pollution- was recorded at six out of 11 monitoring stations manned ...

  10. Beijing may lower goal for curbing pollution

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing appears to have scaled down its ambition in cutting pollution by setting a much lower target for a key water pollution indicator for the next five years than in the previous five-year programme. The proposal by the Ministry of Environmental Protection- which would halve the target for chemical oxygen demand (COD), a measure of water pollution ...




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