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Clear the Air

Greens burn up over 'dinosaur technology'

Indira Gandhi

The environmental group Clear The Air is maintaining the pressure on the government to abandon plans to build an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau. The group's chairman, James Middleton, has sent a letter to the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel urging it not to approve funding for what he terms "outdated dinosaur technology".

Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 4:53am 1 comment

Lai See

The disgusting and dissipating source of HK's miraculous drinking water

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Organisations rally round for cause

Since the inception of the Earth Partner programme in 2005, 151 organisations from different sectors have pledged to protect the environment and bring about environmental change.

Friends of the Earth (HK) believes this strong commitment by its Earth Partners has provided extra impetus to finding solutions to environmental problems.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Cantor Fitzgerald can't talk tough with its mouth full of humble pie

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Cathay's coddling of star chef weighs heavy on lost-luggage case

Cathay Pacific's recent moment of madness in agreeing to outrageous compensation claims from celebrity chef Wong Wing-chee has unsurprisingly triggered considerable responses from the public, much of it on the internet.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Clearing the air over credit for source of pollution data

Good to see Friends of the Earth pointing to the 'disappointing and shameful' air quality in Hong Kong.

It is also a shame and somewhat disappointing it wasn't so frank about acknowledging how it came by the data.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Even after a discount, Prada remains a luxury

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Shippers urge regulations to curb dockside pollution

Shipping firms are increasingly joining forces with environmentalists in lobbying governments to impose tighter restrictions on emissions.

In November, 15 shipping lines signed the Fair Winds Charter, a voluntary agreement to switch from dirty bunker fuel to low-sulphur fuel when berthed in Hong Kong.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Greens urge tougher project scrutiny

Five green groups have jointly called on the government to revamp the environmental impact assessment (EIA) system, which they say is full of loopholes and fails to protect the environment.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Hot on the trail of that elusive breath of fresh air

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Onslaught on smokers fails to tackle air pollution problems

A Civic Exchange poll has found that one in four Hong Kong people wants to leave the city because of our deteriorating air quality. I learned of this survey on the same day as I crossed the harbour on the Star Ferry through the choking smog, euphemistically termed haze by the Observatory.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Statistics show why bars must stay smoke-free

There is empirical evidence to support the call by James Middleton, of Clear the Air, for severe action against bars which violate the public health legislation on smoking ('Bars that let customers smoke should lose operating licence', December 9).

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Anti-smoking laws are being openly flouted

I refer to the letter by Y.L. Chan ('Extend smoking ban to streets', June 9).

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

New clean-air ally joins pollution fight

Environmentalists have a new ally in the fight against air pollution.

Some well-known Hongkongers have started Clean Air Network (CAN), a non-governmental organisation aimed at strengthening the efforts of other advocacy groups and mobilising the public.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Should the ban on smoking in bars be delayed?

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am