SCMP 30th Jan, 2010 Parents and other residents of Pok Fu Lam will protest today against the relocation of a barge-loading site that will handle soil and rock excavated for construction of the MTR’s South Island Line. The work will mean up to 300 dumper trucks a day plying the area’s roads. The MTR Corporation [...]
Posts from ‘January, 2010’
High Court Paper 30th Jan, 2010 A member of the public has filed a High Court action for a judicial review of the EPD’s Environmental assessment report on the HK Zhuhai Macau Bridge. Clear the Air reveals here the court papers for the public to consider.
The Independant UK 28th January 2010 By Clifford Coonan It’s 30 miles long, will cost £6.6bn to build, can handle earthquakes of magnitude 8.0, and withstand the impact of a 300,000-tonne vessel HPDI/COWI/Shanghai Tunnel /First Harbour Engineering Artist impression of the structure, including bridges, artificial islands and tunnels, that will link Macau, Zhuhai and Hong [...]
Science magazine 28th Jan, 2010 Stratospheric water vapor concentrations decreased by about 10% after the year 2000. Here, we show that this acted to slow the rate of increase in global surface temperature over 2000 to 2009 by about 25% compared to that which would have occurred due only to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse [...]
SCMP, Anita Lam 27th Jan, 2010 Kowloon Motor Bus will introduce a new two-axle double-decker in a bid to cut costs and reduce pollution. The new model, to be introduced next month during non-peak hours, meets the Euro V emission standard, which means it releases at least 40 per cent less nitrogen oxide emissions than [...]
SCMP 25th Jan. 2010 The SCMP article (Saturday) below demonstrates the normal modus operandi of the apathetic HK Government – tell the public it will cost them more for the right to have clean air. Meanwhile the hospital admissions due to roadside pollution and loss of productivity would reverse if we used hybrid buses so [...]
Clear the Air, Edited by Ryan Chan 22nd Jan, 2010 Bus is one of the main sources of air pollution in Hong Kong. According to the document of Legislative Council, “on a territorial basis, franchised buses accounted for about 6% of respirable suspended particulates and 11% of the nitrogen oxides of road transport emission in [...]
In an interview with Green Inc. last week, Eva Wong, a spokeswoman from Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department, suggested that while air quality along the city’s roads can be problematic, overall air quality in Hong Kong was generally good. With no local industry, the transport sector is the main source of Hong Kong’s pollution. [...]
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A report in Hong Kong media last week says the city and its surrounding areas experienced life-threatening levels of air pollution one in every eight days last year. The South China Morning Post reports figures from the Environment Protection Department showing there were 44 days of ‘very high pollution’ reported in Central, on Hong Kong [...]