Air

APL volunteers to clear the air over Hong Kong

APL, the world’s fifth-largest container shipping line, has volunteered to clear the air over Hong Kong. The carrier said today it will begin using cleaner-burning fuel in its 85 ships calling here weekly.

Record Hong Kong air pollution sparks protest

James Pomfret, Tan Ee Lyn Reuters 08.09.2010
Record Hong Kong air pollution sparks protest

Roadside air pollution in Hong Kong hit record highs in the first six months of the year, hurting public health and economic competitiveness compared with Asian rivals, activists and lawmakers said Tuesday.


Ship firm floats plan to cut Hong Kong smog

Many Hong Kong residents blame factories in Southern China for the heavy pollution that hangs over the city, but local polluters are also to blame, including the ships that regularly pass through waters close to the congested city.

Fresh Air for Sale, in Hong Kong

BETTINA WASSENER The New York Times 01.09.2010
Fresh Air for Sale, in Hong Kong

‘‘Do your feeble breathing skills let you down? Does standing up tire you out?’’ The answer: Buy a breath or two of ‘‘Fresh Air’’ — the ‘‘revolutionary new product’’ that lets you experience breathing ‘‘like the rest of the world does.’’


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Hong Kong air pollution reached “very high” levels at all three roadside station monitoring stations, prompting the government to advise people with heart or respiratory problems to avoid long stays in heavy traffic.

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The environmental concern group, Friends of The Earth, says Hong Kong's air quality has continued to deteriorate.


Emissions Impossible

John Robertson HK-magazine.com 25.09.2009
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The transport industry continues to stand in the way of the government’s efforts to phase out old diesel vehicles, writes John Robertson

Cleaning Up Our Act Cleaning Up Our Act

John Robertson HK-magazine.com 07.08.2009
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Will the government’s new pollution-busting measures really turn our gray skies blue? John Robertson hears both optimism and frustration from local environmentalists.


Willing to cough up?

Nickkita Lau and Adele Wong The Standard 24.07.2009
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Fancy another month on your life? It may be yours, if you're willing to pay for it.

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Hong Kong's air pollution has again reached very high levels, with the roadside station in Mongkok recording a level of 139 during the day.


Blowing in the Wind

Winnie Chau HK-magazine 03.04.2009
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Could micro-turbines be the solution to Po Toi’s ongoing power problem? By Winnie Chau.

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The fear that Hong Kong's attraction as a center for international business people and leisure travelers is disappearing in a cloud of pollution has been sharpened.


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Australia has issued a new health alert to travellers, warning that Hong Kong's bad air could aggravate some medical conditions.

Dirty tricks over clean air lashed

Timothy Chui The Standard 20.03.2009
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Lawmakers and green groups have accused the government of inflating the true cost of improving the air quality in an attempt to dampen public demand for cleaner air.


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Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau says the Government has commissioned a consultancy study to review the city's Indoor Air Quality Management Programme.

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Many people who worry about global warming hope that once emissions of heat-trapping gases decline, the problems they cause will quickly begin to abate.


Fortune Favors the Road

Winnie Yeung HK-magazine.com 23.01.2009
Fortune Favors the Road

A new road through Temple Street threatens the area’s historic fortune-tellers. By Winnie Yeung.

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Hong Kong's air pollution has again reached very high levels, with the roadside station in Central recording a level of 140 at one stage.


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A group of taxi drivers has threatened to hold a one-day strike if the government doesn't further relax a proposed law banning vehicles from running their engines when they're parked.

A Million Plan On Leaving Polluted Hong Kong

Living In Hong Kong 15.01.2009
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Hong Kong air pollution continues to bring trouble to its locals as a recent survey among a thousand people.