I was a visiting professor at CityU (2008-2010). I have now taken up a research fellowship at the University of Tasmania to work on legal liability issues associated with carcinogenic work environments. Although my main focus has been on mesothelioma in HK shipping, I have recently completed an article on right to environment” and the responsibility of national governments under inter …
My husband and I with our two boys have been living in Hong Kong now for nearly a year.
After visiting the doctor 3 time with Allergic Bronchitis in 2 months my little guy is now really ill and he is constantly coughing.
My doctor very bluntly told me that the only real solution will be to move to another country and I have decided to contact you to get your
opinion on the situati …
Can vertical farming combat air pollution, in addition to being a more efficient way to farm, as the earth’s population reaches 3 billion in 2050?
We asked David Sadoway, PhD Candidate, HKU, to comment on this article, http://bit.ly/bR81er, which sings the praises of vertical farming. Here is his response:
“Vertical farming concepts are very interesting and a great way to
devise strategies for …
Social Venture Asia ( Lisa Genasci)
Hong Kong’s air quality is among the world’s worst for a city of comparable income levels. Here, the pollution we breathe negatively affects everyone. Not surprisingly, the poor are disproportionately impacted because they are unable to move out of some of the city’s most congested, polluted areas. …
That’s the title of Jon Marsh’s “Spike” blog post today, an incendiary indictment of Donald Tsang’s “supine, do-nothing, head-up-its arse” handling of Hong Kong’s air pollution. We need MORE commentators like this in Hong Kong, who aren’t afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about our environment and its low ranking among the CE’s priorities. Thank you, Jon! http://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/articles/s …
Hi! I walk up to The Peak almost every day. This constant stream of billowing, black smoke has greeted me every single day for past MONTHS (except Sundays)! The time differs from morning to evening depending on my schedule, but it’s always there. Junction of Severn and Plantation Roads.
How is this acceptable…or accepted?!
I’m particularly crabby about all this because the pollution level is s …
..the last 2 days the air was so foul, that it felt worse than what I recall when I lived in Beijing…..seems nobody in government or industry feels this is important enough to address or they feel that it will cost something in the way of lifestyle….but it will cost imensely more in a few years if nothing is done…and the price will be paid by the next generations….
Iris Riesen …
im a student at shatin jounior school (SJS) i thought the presentation was a real wake up call i never thought the air pollution in HK was sooo bad soo im taking some action by forwarding messages to everyone i know in hong kong
from, Qasim …
The letter below was received in response to our recent blog post describing our position on bus route rationalization, http://www.hongkongcan.org/eng/2010/01/5126/.
I read your position paper on the route adjustments, and I would like to urge you to reconsider your position. Morally, I’m a big supporter of CAN, but with respect to your recent position paper, I think your position hurts your …
The letter below was received in response to our recent blog post describing our position on bus route rationalization, http://www.hongkongcan.org/eng/2010/01/5126/
What about electric buses on many routes. Do these talks take into consideration mini buses and tour buses (also old lorries and trucks). The people using buses should not be inconvenienced with rationalization of bus routes or sch …