Roadside pollution in Hong Kong, which benchmarks itself against a 25-year-old air standard, contributed to about 7,240 premature deaths from 2005 to 2011, a public think tank said, citing data from an environmental index.
Channel News Asia 01/12/2012
RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI AP 01/11/2012
Alexei Oreskovic Reuters 11/24/2011
Leo Hickman The Guardian 11/24/2011
Daily Mail 10/18/2011
Alexis Lai CNN 10/16/2011
The world's population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations. It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion - with official estimates saying the figure will top eight billion in 2025 and 10 billion before the end of the century. And it is most likely the baby will be born in the Asia-Pacific region - where the population growth rate is higher than anywhere else in the world.
MARK HEMINGWAY Weekly Standard 09/25/2011
MEGHAN BARR AP 09/21/2011
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