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19 May 2015 - 5:43PM
Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind.

In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind.

10 Jun 2014 - 1:59AM
For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

The long-anticipated tougher air quality standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short of World Health Organisation recommended levels, it is still a change for the better.

The long-anticipated tougher air quality standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short of World Health Organisation recommended levels, it is still a change for the better.

7 Jan 2014 - 11:56PM
Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

When Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing unveiled the government's plan to improve Hong Kong's air recently, he was joined by representatives from three other bureaus - transport and housing; development; and food and health. The attendance of these other officials was unprecedented and signalled the government's intention to respond to calls for the departments to work together to tackle air pollution.

When Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing unveiled the government's plan to improve Hong Kong's air recently, he was joined by representatives from three other bureaus - transport and housing; development; and food and health. The attendance of these other officials was unprecedented and signalled the government's intention to respond to calls for the departments to work together to tackle air pollution.

7 May 2015 - 3:07PM
For cleaner air, ships at Kai Tak need onshore power

The Kai Tak cruise terminal opened in Hong Kong last month, bringing both anticipation and anxiety. This HK$8.2 billion terminal, which allows large ocean liners to dock in Victoria Harbour, is expected to bring more tourists - and tourist dollars - to Hong Kong. But along with the economic benefits will also come the dark clouds of air pollutants.

The Kai Tak cruise terminal opened in Hong Kong last month, bringing both anticipation and anxiety. This HK$8.2 billion terminal, which allows large ocean liners to dock in Victoria Harbour, is expected to bring more tourists - and tourist dollars - to Hong Kong. But along with the economic benefits will also come the dark clouds of air pollutants.

17 Jul 2013 - 4:42AM