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Stronger wind expected to ease high-risk air pollution

High-risk air pollution in Hong Kong is expected to ease on Thursday as the dry northeast monsoon affecting southern China gets stronger, according to the Hong Kong Observatory Hong Kong suffered higher than normal pollution levels on Wednesday afternoon, Ming … Continue reading

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Improvements in short-term forecasting of air pollution levels 

The research project carried out by a researcher at UPM has successfully predicted the daily maximum ozone threshold exceedances in the Hong Kong area. The results show that an accurate and prompt prediction of tropospheric ozone concentrations is of great … Continue reading

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Shipping air pollution causes 24,000 deaths a year in east Asia – study 

Ship traffic is often overlooked compared to smog-producing cars and factories, but it has more than doubled off east Asia since 2005 A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in east Asia, causing thousands … Continue reading

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Air pollution hits a high 

Hong Kong’s air pollution hit the highest level, posing “serious health risks”, the governent has warned. The Environmental Protection Department reported that the pollution was mainly caused by smog and ozone as a result of the hot weather, while super … Continue reading

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Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk, according to … Continue reading

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities 

The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050 During these cold … Continue reading

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Coughing much? Hong Kong suffers bigger rise in poisonous ozone pollution than industrial Guangdong 

But environmental campaigners say pollution cannot be solely blamed on mainland sources Hong Kong has seen a bigger rise in poisonous ozone pollution than industrial Guangdong – but pollutants from the mainland are not solely to blame, environmental campaigners say. … Continue reading

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Expanding pedestrian zones can solve Hong Kong’s congestion and air pollution problems 

Hong Kong has earned a reputation as an international city with high living standards. However, it continues to be affected by high air pollution levels, congestion, and an overall lack of space. Property consultant Knight Frank suggests that expanding the … Continue reading

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