» 05/08/2013, 00.00
Pink dolphin facing extinction from pollution in China's southern sea
One of Hong Kong's main tourist attractions, the sea mammal has seen its numbers drop by half between 2003 and 2011. Environmental organisations launch an appeal to raise awareness in government circles and among residents.
19/04/2007 CHINA – HONG KONG
Chinese White Dolphin in danger
Since 2004 28 Chinese White Dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters. Lab tests found significant amounts of pollutants in the carcasses. Many groups blame the problem on high pollution levels in local coastal waters and call for action to remedy the situation.
09/06/2006 HONG KONG
Pollution causes 1,600 deaths per year
Air pollution, which is worse than in all the big western cities, is also the result of industrial development in Guangdong's coastal area.
23/07/2007 HONG KONG
Hong Kong’s sky “a little more blue”
According to government research, 2007 registered the lowest levels of air pollution in the last 9 years. Environmentalists express doubts over research methods and attribute key role to atmospheric agents.
11/06/2008 HONG KONG – CHINA
Air pollution kills 10,000 people in Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong
Study also blames poor air quality fir 11 million doctor visits and 440,000 hospital bed days.
05/11/2004 HONG KONG - CHINA
Air pollution costs a billion dollar per year
Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise.
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