Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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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South Korea reports seventh death from MERS virus

South Korea’s health ministry said on Tuesday a patient infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has died, becoming the seventh fatality in an outbreak that began in May. The ministry said there were eight new cases of … Continue reading

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‘Very high’ Hong Kong air pollution levels set to continue until the weekend

Bad air in Hong Kong is likely to persist until the weekend as weak winds fail to disperse pollutants. “Very high” concentrations of air pollution engulfed Causeway Bay and Central this afternoon, while “high” levels were recorded in several other … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: Big ships, bigger stink

Nowadays, Christmas arrives by ship not sleigh. The labels of our new Christmas jumpers, novelty socks, toys and mobile phones reveal the global trade in manufactured goods and the huge distances they travel. Shipping is more energy efficient than road … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s air quality falls after Occupy clearance puts traffic back on the roads

Hong Kong’s pollution levels are creeping back to “normal” following the clearance of the final occupied zone in Causeway Bay, as calls for pedestrians to reclaim the city centre resonated among protesters eager to continue voicing their discontent.The air quality … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits ‘unhealthy’ levels

The air quality in Hong Kong is expected to worsen later today after pollution readings hit “very high” and “high” in various areas, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) warned on Wednesday. The air quality health index (AQHI) – which measures … Continue reading

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Pearl River Delta governments axe cross-border air quality index

Governments in the Pearl River Delta area have axed the decade-old regional air-quality index in favour of an online platform offering pollutant concentration readings that has been criticised as hard to understand. The Environmental Protection Department announced the change in … Continue reading

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Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

I’ll wager I wasn’t the only former Hong Kong resident who cocked an eyebrow last week when Metro Vancouver authorities issued a rare air-quality advisory. Residents were told to avoid strenuous outdoor exercise at certain times, with air conditions said … Continue reading

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