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  1. Residents fear pollution, noise from MTR ventilation shaft

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Residents in Central and Western District have expressed discontent over a proposed ventilation shaft on Hill Road, citing air and noise pollution as well as traffic risks ... buildings,' Yu Shui-wah, a spokesman for the West Island Line Concern Group, said. 'Some bedrooms will be as close as 5 metres to it. How can one stand the poor air quality and noise pollution ...

  2. How Hong Kong can take the lead against pollution

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with the letter headlined 'Clean air: HK can lead' (October 19), by Peter Crush, that Hong Kong should take the lead in fighting its own pollution, whatever the situation ... as a good example by other cities in the region of how roadside, vehicle-related pollution may be totally eradicated. Hong Kong should now seriously consider converting its diesel bus fleets to run ...

  3. Race is on to find the cleanest way to get about town

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to race around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The goal is to complete a checklist of 14 tasks related to air pollution problems. For example, participants need to find out which street has the worst canyon effect where vehicle exhaust builds up during peak traffic periods or photograph a roadside pollution monitoring station. 'The interactive competition will draw young ...

  4. True-blues get going in 'Airmazing Race'

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the city's air pollution. Participants, dressed in blue as a symbol of clear skies, had to finish eight assigned tasks, including fun games, challenges and a quiz. They were only allowed to use ... a karaoke song to pedestrians about air pollution. Checkpoints were set up across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The physically challenging open-air tasks served to familiarise participants ...

  5. Critics at the wheel

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... month or year. The idea of a mainland-car influx has caused critics to worry about road safety and air pollution. They say safety is an issue because cross-border drivers will have to drive ... will be required,' he says. 'More cars will worsen pollution and road congestion.' Yeung Yiu-chung, a local driver, says safety concerns can be solved with an awareness campaign. He is more worried ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislation. Haity Ngan, Tsuen Wan Athletes face heavy pollution The report on Guangzhou's current air quality ('Jobs done, pollution officials pray for a breeze', November 9) has ... is calculated as the 98th percentile of the expected distribution of pollutant across the year and therefore should only be exceeded on about 2 per cent of days (that is, about seven) annually. ...

  7. Switch off the lights

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... citizens. This would save a lot of energy and benefit Hong Kong. Agnes Chiu, Our Lady of the Rosary College From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Agnes. Light pollution is becoming an increasing problem- along with air pollution. I live in Mid-Levels. I can never see the stars at night because of all the light pollution in the city. Some buildings are wrapped in lights that stay on all ...

  8. Airport plan can't take off without reliable forecasts

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to other destinations on old, noisy and polluting planes. Travel trade representatives have tried scare tactics: if we don't expand the airport, residents will no longer be able to enjoy ... show are the external costs we will have to bear: more emissions from aircraft and associated road traffic; more noise pollution; the additional road and rail capacity to be built; the large ...

  9. letters

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pollution. That deters many foreign business people and professionals from relocating to Hong Kong. This will eventually lead to a reduction in many economic opportunities. A new strategy offers ... pollutants. We have no guarantee that most shipping companies will comply with voluntary clean fuel guidelines. They have their own profits at heart so will prefer cheaper fuels. Therefore, we need ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government. It is something of a delayed reaction to the city's severe pollution problems but it is a step in the right direction. However, the malls have a better chance of meeting ... such as pollution, education and so on. I pay handsomely for the privilege of using my car and I expect the government to play its part by managing traffic on the roads. I pay the Autotoll company a monthly ...




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