Disagreements Cloud Hong Kong’s Blue Skies – Stephanie Wong

capt.sge.igq97.050807075643.photo00.photo.default-512x326.jpg From AFP via Yahoo.com:

As Hong Kong basks in one of its finest summers for nearly a decade, the government and environmentalists are at loggerheads over the reason for the clear blue skies residents of this usually smog-ridden city are enjoying.

in has taken a dramatic turn for the better this year. Official figures show the number of low-pollution days between May and July is up more than 70 percent on 2006, with better than at any time since 1999. The conditions are in stark contrast with Beijing , where a thick blanket of haze has at times reduced visibility to just a few hundred metres (yards) in recent weeks. [Full Text]

[Image:People are seen enjoying the clear skies and the view from the Peak, overlooking Victoria Harbour skyline, in Hong Kong, from AFP/File photo.]

August 5, 2007 10:52 AM
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