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Breaking Environmental News: China
Jan 31, 2007
Hong Kong - Air pollution in Hong Kong hit dangerous levels on Wednesday as a row broke out over a carbon emissions trading plan with China that is aimed at improving the region's chronically poor air quality.Smog from vehicles and power plants in the area nudged pollution monitors into the "very high" level, triggering an automatic health warning.Across the territory the government-collated Air Pollution Index passed the critical 100 mark, a point at which the Health Department warns anyone with breathing or heart problems to stay at home. Hong Kong has become subject to almost daily smog, which mostly originates in neighbouring southern China's heavily industrialised Pearl River Delta region.
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