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  1. Legal test case looms on light pollution

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... pollution, which they say has affected the value of their properties. About 10 parties who own more than a dozen flats in The Masterpiece at 19 Hanoi Road are trying to drum up support from ... assessment on the light pollution and its impact for possible court submission. And they have collected details of successful court cases abroad against similar light pollution. Chiu and her husband ...

  2. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in urban areas. Given that the mainland's progress on environmental issues has not been as sustained as its growth, the effect of environmental pollution is worrying, particularly on children. Water pollution, for one, is a serious concern. Sewage and agricultural waste contaminate water supplies and lead to a host of waterborne illnesses. In addition, rivers that are used as a source ...

  3. Sludge, sludge, wink, wink: how collusion abets pollution

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... up for Zijin and trying to shield those responsible for the pollution. An investigation by the provincial environmental watchdog said more than 9,000 cubic metres of copper-tainted waste ... government's support,' Chen was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Despite the company's apologies for the pollution disaster, there is mounting evidence that the government tried to wind up its ...

  4. Consumers urged to help rein in 'unruly' polluters

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mainland environmentalists have taken on the fight against big polluters by directly appealing to consumers not to buy products made by those manufacturers. An open ... be blacklisted. 'China needs consumers to use their purchasing power to stop pollution,' it said. The Green Consumer Choice campaign began three years ago to enlist public support ...

  5. Government plans to make e-polluters pay

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be added to the price of new electronic and electrical appliances. This charge would cover the treatment cost when the goods are disposed of, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle. ...

  6. HK firms share blame for polluted Pearl River

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangdong's legal limit. In a report titled 'Hazardous Chemical Pollution of the Pearl River' published yesterday, the environmental watchdog targeted enterprises- mostly those involved ... Greenpeace campaign manager Edward Chan Yue-fai said the investigation provided a snapshot of industrial water pollution caused by the discharge of hazardous chemicals in the region, but the problem ...

  7. One in five say they may leave over pollution

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Bad air could cause bigger exodus than brain drain in '90s, poll finds Air pollution has the potential to cause an exodus from Hong Kong bigger than the brain drain ... respondents to the poll, conducted in September and October last year, also said they had heard of foreigners turning down job offers because of air pollution. Professor DeGolyer said the pre-handover ...

  8. Industry's pollution solutions

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... Hi-tech firms realise the importance of social responsibility and are reducing their impact on the environment. Reports by Catherine Macer Leaders in the information technology (IT) industry are quickly developing environmentally friendly practices becaus ...

  9. Construction industry's top polluters fined again

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of the worst repeat polluters in Hong Kong's construction industry have been fined yet again, but way below the maximum. The Environmental Protection Department's July list of convictions show four of the 'top 10 polluting construction companies', exposed in a report in the Sunday Morning Post last month, had once again been found guilty of a range of offences. ...

  10. Toxic soil pollutes free-trade zone site

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it became part of Hong Kong when the river was straightened near Lok Ma Chau to make it flow faster and dilute pollutants. According to the Drainage Services Department, about 1.04 million cubic ...




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