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Last updated: May 4, 2010 Source: AFP via Google Hong Kong’s roadside pollution soared to record highs in last two quarters, official data showed Tuesday. Roadside pollution was “very high” or “severe” for 14 percent of the time between January and March, and 24 percent of the time in the fourth quarter of 2009, according [...]
See the graph and real-time camera monitoring from the Hedley Environmental Index Air Pollution Tracker, Hong Kong’s unofficial and real air pollution index.
First published: March 17, 2010 Source: Hong Kong Government Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau anticipated all pre-Euro and Euro I buses will be retired no later than 2012 and 2015, respectively, while Euro II buses will retire by 2019. Mr Yau told lawmakers today if all pre-Euro, Euro I and Euro II commercial vehicles [...]
First published: March 17, 2010 Source: Hong Kong Government, via 7th Space Following is a question by Hon Kam Nai-wai and a written reply by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Edward Yau, in the Legislative Council today (March 17): Question: Regarding the reduction in the emissions from franchised buses and the resultant pollution problems, [...]
Clear The Air presented its views to Legco on March 10, 2010. Below are some figures. By end of 2009, there were a total of 3,880, 920, 700, 160 and 100 licensed buses for Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited(“KMB”), Citybus Limited(“CTB”),, New World First Bus Services Limited(“NWFB”),, Long Win Bus Company Limited(“LW”),and New Lantao [...]
The commercial vehicle industry has objected to government plans to increase licence fees for older commercial vehicles to reduce air pollution. The industry was hoping the government would extend or increase the current one-off subsidy to get these vehicles off the road. But the Undersecretary for the Environment, Kitty Poon, said that instead, the administration [...]
POLICY ADDRESS 2009, Staff reporters, SCMP Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Wednesday announced some new initiatives aimed at helping to protect Hong Kong’s environment. Near the end of his 90 minute annual policy address, Tsang told the Legislative Council the government planned to replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). “CFLs consume [...]
Cheung Chi-fai, SCMP Sulphur dioxide pollution in Hong Kong is mostly generated in the city, particularly in the container port and by shipping, a leading atmospheric scientist has found. Dr Alexis Lau Kai-hon, an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology’s Institute for the Environment, said the findings of a study suggested that [...]
Source: Earth Champions The launch of the Hong Kong Earth Champions Knowledge Pond will be a celebrated unveiling of a rich and diverse collection of local wisdom and environmental solutions from the community of Hong Kong. The Knowledge Pond is a resource that will serve to improve Hong Kong’s local environment by offering practical solutions [...]