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Hong Kong air quality at unhealthy levels; children and elderly told to stay indoors

Many areas in Hong Kong experienced high levels of smog on Monday (Jan 22), five days after local media first reported heavy air pollution there. Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department reported on Monday that “higher than normal” pollution levels were recorded. As of … Continue reading

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Pollution blankets Hong Kong on Wednesday, with air quality hitting very unhealthy levels in some parts

Pollution blankets Hong Kong on Wednesday, with air quality hitting very unhealthy levels in some parts The environmental authority said an airstream was transporting pollutants to the territory, but rain and cloudier weather in the coming days might lower pollution … Continue reading

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Hong Kong residents told to limit time outdoors as serious air pollution hits city 

Environmental Protection Department says hot weather and light winds means pollution poses a serious health risk Hong Kong authorities urged the public to limit their time outdoors on Wednesday as severe pollution hit the city’s northern areas. The Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Hot, hazy day for Hong Kong as air quality poses ‘very high’ health risk in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok 

Weather to remain sunny with low visibility through the day, with one or two isolated showers in the afternoon A blanket of heavy pollution smothered Hong Kong’s biggest business and shopping districts on Wednesday. Citizens braving the sweltering heat also … Continue reading

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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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