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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Air pollution must top Leung's policy address agenda

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:51am by EDWIN LAU

    ... "famous" for its polluted air, to which public transport, in the form of buses and taxis, contributes. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying needs to pay serious attention to this problem as he prepares ... reduce pollution too. Under "one country, two systems", our government can only encourage Hong Kong business owners to reduce pollution by providing incentives such as free ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Increased transparency on air quality will bring greater urgency for answers

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We can now see health damage It says something about Hong Kong's pollution that many people have greeted the city's new Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and bad-air ... considers safe. Officials attributed the higher readings to bad roadside air quality mixed with secondary background pollution from the Pearl River Delta. On the other hand, a trial run of the new ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong's pollution hits dangerous levels again

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:47pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Roadside pollution hits hazardous levels as pollutants emitted from vehicles are trapped by airless conditions Roadside pollution in Hong Kong hit hazardous levels on Friday as pollutants emitted from vehicles rose during the stagnant weather. Readings at roadside monitoring stations in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok hit levels of 183, 193 and 137, respectively ...

  4. Everyone talks about air pollution; what about water pollution?

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been polluted for the past three or four years and I often find rubbish when I swim there. I think beaches are mostly polluted by the public while harbours are polluted by factories and industry. The government should take action but I am not confident that they will. Adrian Wong Age: 19 Top tunes: Pop music I have no idea about water pollution. Air pollution in Hong Kong might ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong air pollution causes 3,000 deaths, costs billions annually

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 06:31pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit More than 150,000 people hospitalised with pollution-related illnesses last year, HKU survey shows Air pollution caused more than 3,000 premature deaths and monetary loss ... estimates for premature deaths, doctor visits, and days spent in hospital with illnesses associated with air pollution. In their latest study, presented to the Legislative Council’s environmental ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin welcomes the government's new plan to tackle air pollution but says the whole of society will need to change its mindset, and make sacrifices, if we ... to calls for the departments to work together to tackle air pollution. The plan's announcement also marks another first- the link between public health and air pollution has formally been ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Political will is key to clean air We could do without the air pollution we have suffered this week, but it does serve to remind the administration of the declaration ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... pollution. The "street canyon effect" can be reduced by improving ventilation, cutting vehicle use, reducing pedestrian exposure and mitigating pollutants. The bureau's master plan ... and are unlikely to have a major impact. First, urban greening does mitigate air pollution as vegetation absorbs pollutants. European studies, for example, have found that tree planting can reduce PM10 ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It would be far cheaper for the government to tackle air pollution now, rather than in a few decades when the health costs will be incalculable The sheer wilful stupidity of official inaction on pollution This week's Audit Commission report on the effectiveness of the Hong Kong government's pollution policy makes depressing reading. That is not so much ...

  10. Pollution set to stay

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong, we cannot set a goal that is unachievable.' The new objectives, which lay down atmospheric concentrations for seven pollutants, are more stringent than existing ones. Among them, ... with the loosest of the WHO targets. These are harmful as they can penetrate deep into people's lungs. Other measures include more car-free zones, phasing out heavily polluting vehicles and promoting ...




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