Posts Tagged ‘pollution’
Vehicle emissions are one of the major causes of air pollution in Hong Kong and the government has been promoting the use of electric vehicles as a way to tackle the problem. But despite its efforts, the response from drivers has been disappointing. Apart from the relatively higher cost of electric cars, motorists tell Varsity the lack of quick chargers is one of the reasons there are so few zero-emissions cars on our roads.
Being caught in rush hour traffic in Central is no joke, and if you are a pedestrian, breathing the exhaust filled air is bad for your health. A group of researchers and scholars say there is another way – that we can create a Central free of cars, a walkable Central. Varsity learns more.
Oyster farming has been practiced in Hong Kong for 200 years, but in recent years pollution and competition from imported oysters has seen a decline in demand for locally raised oysters. Still, as Varsity finds out, Hong Kong’s oyster farmers have tapped a growing appetite for Hong Kong oysters in the Mainland.
There is no doubt we have a problem with the air we breathe. Hong Kong’s dirty air is costing the territory billions of dollars and driving away professional talent. The government has vowed to tackle roadside pollution by phasing out the most polluting vehicles. But maritime pollution is an even bigger culprit when it comes to some of the major pollutants in the air. As Varsity learns, even shipowners are urging the administration to take tougher action.