Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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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Adapting to air pollution with clean air stands in China

As with climate change, both mitigation and adaptation are needed to tackle air pollution in China To adapt or to mitigate? That is the question that faces governments and industries across the globe as the impacts of climate change and … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst cities for air pollution

With thousands of people dying every year due to poor air quality in these cities, something must be done to alleviate the problem. This week it was reported that almost 9,500 people lose their lives each year in London due … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution profile

China expects its carbon dioxide emissions to peak around 2030. At the same time, China will work to increase the non-fossil-fuel share of its energy use to 20 per cent by 2030 On November 12 last year, China and the … Continue reading

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Health warning issued as Hong Kong air pollution expected to hit ‘serious’ levels

Health alert issued as pollution hits ‘very high’ levels in busy districts Hong Kong was shrouded in higher-than-normal pollution yesterday as “very high” levels were recorded across some of the busiest areas of the city. Areas such as Central and … Continue reading

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