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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... no worse place on earth for light pollution. University of Hong Kong researchers were shocked by findings that showed brightness levels so excessive that health and wildlife could be harmed. Above ... has there been so extensive a study of light pollution and it is good that the work has been carried out in our city. The findings are reason for public debate on whether it is time to replace ...

  2. Officials ignore obvious ways to reduce serious pollution levels

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our chief executive and environmental protection and transport departments talk a lot about curbing pollution, but they are only giving people false hope. They seek to pacify the public ... and to please the leadership in Beijing. By doing so he is failing to realise the full consequences of pollution. Not only is it a cause of concern among Hongkongers but it is stalling our economic ...

  3. Air pollution harming tourism, poll warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... received complaints from tourists about air pollution in the territory. The environmental group interviewed 129 tourist guides, including 101 from the mainland, earlier this month at The Peak, Golden Bauhinia Square and the Cultural Centre about their views on air pollution in Hong Kong. Nearly 50 per cent of the respondents were dissatisfied with the air pollution, describing ...

  4. It's a protest about pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun So far, the response for our slogan competition for Lights Out Hong Kong has been quite tremendous. But there is one thing the campaign's organisers want to emphasise. The idea of turning off our office and residential lights for three minutes on August 8 at 8pm is less about energy conservation and more a protest about the pollution situation. Therefore, ...

  5. Cleaners battle to keep Victoria Harbour fragrant

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... floating at sea. 'Refrigerators, televisions, tractor tyres,' says the Marine Department pollution control officer. 'Fish, dogs and cats are common. Sometimes we find the odd pig. Bodies are very smelly after they have been soaked in the sea for a long time. I have found three bodies floating in the harbour in the 30 years of my work.' Every year the pollution ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... be treated with considerable scepticism. The government's press statement on the revised AQOs says: 'The government will start preparatory work on the amendment of the Air Pollution Control ... says new revised AQOs require new legislation which has to be put to the Legislative Council. However, a look at the Air Pollution Control Ordinance which deals with AQOs clearly shows ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... a commitment to change beyond the hour," she says. Findings from a light pollution study released last week showed Hong Kong could be the world's worst city for light pollution, with Tsim Sha ...

  8. We can clean up the air by making Autotoll compulsory for drivers

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... similar to Octopus which is easy to recharge. This is also the case in the US and most European cities. The system we have here wastes time and causes congestion and pollution. With the simpler system, there is a smooth flow of traffic, and congestion and pollution levels are reduced. I have made these points before, through these columns, but they have fallen on deaf ears. During ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and this exacerbates the pollution problems. Mr Lee should be clear that the critical level of air pollution in Hong Kong is mostly caused by vehicle emissions. He talks about 'other drivers' having ... congestion I do not accept the premise in Winston Chu's letter regarding the reduction of air pollution at source ('Intensive development of the harbourfront would be bad', December ...

  10. Letters

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

    ... in Hong Kong- read air pollution. Which country will be next? Meanwhile our government continues to sit on its hands while it conducts endless consultations, even though all one has to do is look out the window to assess the steadily increase in pollution levels. Its weather forecast on most days announces pollution levels as high. Not alone is the administration in denial, an alarming ...




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