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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:39pm by FLORENCE LEE

    ... into the surrounding air and rise up above the cooler, heavier air on the ground. As air moves upwards, pollutants and dust are lifted up. With more tightly packed buildings and urban heat, the ability of pollutants to rise and disperse was reduced, according to a report by non-governmental organisation Green Power. Many air-cooling facilities are installed on rooftops, causing a temperature inversion ...

  2. News - China

    Foreign workers in Beijing leaving their families at home to protect them from smog

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:58pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg As Beijing's smog becomes more severe, some foreign executives leave their loved ones at home, costing companies more in travel and benefits Pollution's family toll ... Beijing's record air pollution left them no choice. She saw friends' children develop asthma. Their own daughters, at age six and 21 months, were often forced to remain indoors. "It's ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Fireworks blamed for Lunar New Year pollution

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg and Staff Reporter Festive fireworks blamed for 'severe' air pollution Air pollution in many mainland cities remained serious yesterday after environmental authorities blamed high index readings on festival fireworks. "Heavy air pollution" was recorded in 68 of the 161 cities monitored, while 16 experienced "severe air pollution" on Thursday ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2014

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by LETTERS

    ... that electric taxis are a benefit to Hong Kong. Firstly, there is an assumption that taxis and private cars are major contributors to dangerous roadside pollution. This assumption is rarely questioned here, even though 90 per cent of private cars in Hong Kong are recent models and emit almost no sulphur pollutants. Taxis do emit pollutants, but as all of them are now LPG, they emit little ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Air quality index should provide more accurate information

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Air quality index should provide more accurate information When the transition from the Hong Kong Air Pollution Index (API) to the Air Quality and Health Index (AQHI) took ... to the public. The API showed exact pollution charts, enabling the public to assess the severity of serious air quality occurrences. The AQHI charts only describe as 10+ all serious air pollution ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Basic rights still being neglected Breathing filthy air and drinking polluted water are, unfortunately, common threats for many people on the mainland. Over the years, ... A suggestion that the pollution was the result of poor cleaning and maintenance after an underground oil leak decades ago has reinforced the impression that the mainland is still pushing development ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang’s pollution solution centres on government's role in pushing new-energy cars

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:16am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Premier Li Keqiang says governments should actively promote vehicles powered by alternative energy, underlining a government policy that seeks to cut severe pollution through measures such as reducing car emissions. “New-energy vehicles, especially buses, can help improve urban problems of pollution and noise and therefore everyone should be encouraged to use ...

  8. News - China

    China reduces electric car subsidy cuts in air quality campaign

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 12:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China, home to some of the world’s most polluted cities, reduced the size of subsidy cuts to electric vehicles for the coming two years and will extend the incentives beyond 2015 ... pollution, which reached record levels in Shanghai last year and prompted many cities to introduce emergency measures, including restricting the use of vehicles on heavily polluted days. Tailpipe ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are too busy, narrow and polluted, space too limited for parking and the summer weather too uncomfortable for bikes. Other cities where these factors apply to one degree or another do not have ... fault with the scarcity of bicycle paths and facilities, citing health and air pollution issues. Hopefully, the cultural district will one day be seen as instrumental in winning greater ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air in Sham Shui Po so polluted it's unsafe: green group

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 07:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sham Shui Po's air 'breaches safety standards' Residents in more than half of Sham Shui Po breathe in more pollutants than the World Health ... and 6pm when traffic was at its worst. The group is also urging the government to set up low-emission zones in the district to help speed up the phasing out of old pre-Euro IV polluting diesel ...




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