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Pollution in Hong Kong is Worsened by Marine Vessels

Pollution in Hong Kong is worsening because of emissions produced by marine vessels, according to a report published by Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee Civic Exchange, along with the Atmospheric Research Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. According to the report, A Price Worth Paying: The Case for Controlling Marine Emissions in the Pearl River Delta, maritime pollution in Hong Kong caused the most sulfur dioxide-related deaths within the region. CNN reports that the government will introduce legislation to require vessels to use cleaner emitting fuel in 2014.

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