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  1. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An index believed to be the first anywhere to offer continuous, real-time measurement of the economic and health impacts of air pollution was launched yesterday in Hong Kong ... of community medicine and school of public health in conjunction with independent think-tank Civic Exchange, to improve public awareness of the consequences of air pollution. They also hope ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A study reveals that the health risks posed by microscopic air pollutants have been grossly understated, with huge economic consequences Thousands dying ... matter 2.5 (PM2.5). The startling findings were included in a report by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University's school of public health which, for the first time, focused on PM2.5 ...

  3. Power subsidies to be credited to accounts in instalments

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Electricity subsidies announced in the budget will be credited to households' power accounts in three or six instalments, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday. The government would map out the details with the two power ...

  4. Economic benefits of a green stimulus

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Gordon

    ... Peter Gordon I am not going to hazard a guess on the path of Hong Kong's economy over the next couple of years but, with US president-elect Barack Obama's new economic team ... are perhaps not, at first glance, immediately applicable here. Hong Kong does not in general suffer from America's collapsing bridges, potholed highways and often poor public transport. And Hong ...

  5. Public opinion key to clearing the air

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that could take decades to overcome amid chronic smog problems and rapid economic development. Then Premier Wen Jiabao assured the annual meeting of the National People's Congress the government would not pursue growth at the cost of public health or the environment, and that it was capable of striking a fine balance. But for the first time since his government rolled out goals ...

  6. Green shift urged in culture of economics

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... at the concrete jungle below and wonders what archaeologists a few hundred years from now will say about the cement blocks. 'China needs a thorough re-examination of its path of economic development and a new environmental culture,' says Mr Pan, deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administra- tion. An environmental culture must be built on public participation and a new ...

  7. Green projects touted as answer to economic woes

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Boao, Hainan Asian nations were urged yesterday to embrace investment in green technologies and renewable energies as a way to drive the world out of its economic crisis. ... to Finland's reinvention as a telecommunications specialist in the late 1990s following a period of economic decline that left it with an unemployment rate of 20 per cent. 'We need to ensure ...

  8. Economic model to blame for quake toll

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in the area indicate that modern industrial plants and office blocks sustained little damage, public buildings and homes fared far worse. Especially shocking is the poor construction standard ... loess soil of Shaanxi would be. (Friable, by the way, is a geological term meaning 'easily pulverized'.) This neglect of public building standards in earthquake zones is typical ...

  9. Economic squeeze

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... if Asia's emerging economic giants, China and India, continue their quest to raise living standards and catch up with rich nations by emulating the west's energy-intensive growth model? ... economic growth in the west and the high oil price would have a dampening effect on global oil consumption, keeping it to an average of nearly 87 million barrels per day this year. However, the IEA ...

  10. The high cost of an economic miracle

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of 'economic losses' caused by sulfur dioxide emissions, estimated at about 510 billion yuan last year, but health care costs are a key part. A study by Fudan University's School of Public ... of sulfur dioxide last year highlights the cost of breakneck economic growth and the weakness of government enforcement of pollution standards, academics and environmentalists said yesterday. ...




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