Yesterday, the EPD unveiled the results of the public consultation on the Air Quality Objectives to Legco’s Panel on Environmental Affairs.
However, after nearly two years of consultancy study, and four months of public consultation that ended in November, environment officials are still no nearer to hammering out a clear road map on how Hong Kong should move towards better a …
Arise York Chow,
Slumber ye not now!
The poison we take with every breath
Hastens us towards our death.
Has our Secretary of Health no opinion
On citizens consigned to oblivion?
We see quite much of Edward Yau;
The question is: WHERE IS YORK CHOW?
HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH: The Department of Health has no formal role in setting air quality poilcy, standards or alerts
We haven’t drawn y …
New research by HKUST reveals that most of the most polluted roads are not covered by the government’s measuring stations. Eight roads had NO2 levels of up to 300 micrograms per cubic metre, catergorised as “very high” on the government scale.
“These findings mean Kwun Tong, Hung Hom, Wan Chai, Kwai Chung and Eastern district also suffer from levels of roadside pollution that are hazardous to hea …
Yesterday, Civic Exchange, CAN and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology held a press conference to unveil the results of a year-long roadside pollution monitoring survey conducted through HKUST’s MAP (Mobile Air Pollution) van in all 18 districts of Hong Kong. The research contained damning evidence of the canyon or “wall” effect in our highly urbanized environment and revealed many …
“You scream, I scream, we all scream for…CLEAN AIR!”
That’s right, this summer Clean Air Network (CAN) is partnering up with Ben & Jerry’s to promote clean air awareness!
We are hosting a drawing competition so children can draw their artistic impressions of Hong Kong’s air. Winners of the drawings will receive special ice-cream prizes from Ben & Jerry’s! While we see this as a chance to …
Donald Tsang will debate with Audrey Eu on changes to HK’s electoral system in 2012 on TV in a bid to salvage his reputation with the central government in Beijing.
Pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong say that the proposed 2012 package does not go far enough to deliver power into the hands of the local community and instead is stacked in favor of business groups that dom …
Following is a question by the Hon Lee Wing-tat and a written reply by the Acting Secretary for the Environment, Dr Kitty Poon, at the Legislative Council meeting today (June 9):
Regarding emissions from franchised buses, will the Government inform this Council:
(a) whether it knows the respective numbers of pre-Euro, Euro I, Euro II, Euro III and Euro IV buses deployed daily on avera …
Youth Anti-idling Support Action
Yesterday, CAN summoned several kids age 4-11 to participate in a “protest” to support the government’s newly introduced anti-idling ordinance, which seeks to prohibit idling beyond 3 minutes. We’re happy to report that the action received widespread coverage in the news media. The child demonstration trivialized the complaints of taxi and other professional dri …
2nd meeting for Anti-Idling deposition. LegCo
Yesterday, Monday 7th of June 2010, the Legislative council hosted the second session of public deputations concerning the idling bill. Those of the transport industry firmly maintained their stance and continued to voice concerns about driver’s health and safety. Taxi and bus drivers unrelentingly pushed for further exemptions arguing that, due to …
Eyes Peeled for Naughty Tailpipes, Certified ‘Spotters’ Rat Out Polluters
Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong’s 5,000-plus team of smoky vehicle spotters undergo rigorous training to help rid the roads of trucks, buses and delivery vans with tailpipe smoke exceeding government limits. The program was put together by the EPA in 1988.
Spotting a smoky vehicle is a tricky business involv …