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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Exercising when air pollution levels are high can end up doing more harm than good, writes Rachel Jacqueline Wheezy does it Do you check air pollution ... at risk of serious illness and- more worryingly- long term, irreversible damage. Exposure to air pollution is a sad fact of life in any city, particularly in Hong Kong. The "vertical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543643/exercising-when-air-pollution-levels-are-high-can-do-more-harm-good
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Traffic pollution seen as a major contributor to new asthma cases

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traffic pollution seen as major contributor to new asthma cases By the time you've finished reading this sentence, you've likely taken two breaths and inhaled about two litres of air. In a day, the average person will breathe in about 20,000 litres. Consider the amount of pollution that air contains and it's easy to imagine how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1508353/traffic-pollution-seen-major-contributor-new-asthma-cases
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Photographer defies light pollution to capture stunning night shots of Hong Kong skies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 08:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... pollution, but undaunted astronomy photographers are still finding ways to snap captivating shots of the stars above us.   Mew Chu is one such photographer. A computer animator and toy designer, Chu ... astronomy shots have been featured in the Hong Kong Space Museum, and the photographer has lent his knowledge of the city's skies to a 2008 light pollution research project at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507457/photographer-defies-light-pollution-capture-stunning-night
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... science showed incineration was a threat to human health. "Incinerators are a major source of pollution," reported a 1989 government white paper on pollution. "They account ... incinerator, temperatures of at least 850 degrees Celsius can completely destroy organic pollutants. Alas, this is not true. Incinerators' emissions may include 200 or more kinds of organic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Style Check: fashionable masks

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Jing Zhang

    ... It wasn't due to outlandish design, but rather for an unusual accessory. At a time when the horrific air pollution in China is repeatedly making headlines abroad and at home, the presence of air ... Chinese floral styles and graphic illustrations. It may look a tad odd on the runway, but since masks are becoming more of a neccessity, especially for cyclists and pedestrians in polluted cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1556169/style-check-fashionable-masks
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... and heating, a haze of smog sometimes settled over the land. Indeed, China was already facing serious issues such as pollution, deforestation, erosion and loss of wildlife, which were detailed ... Beijing as the capital prepared for the Olympics held the previous year. So Beijing had cleaned up a little, by simply moving polluting industries. Wildlife was of course caught up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1449540/china-faces-monumental-challenges-tackling-environmental
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... helping to limit global warming, as well as reducing air pollution. Both benefits could be significant for Hong Kong, which ranks among Asia's most vulnerable cities to climate change, ... with an intensive programme to create thorium-powered molten-salt reactors. In March, the South China Morning Post reported that, propelled by the "war on pollution", the Shanghai-based project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552848/scientists-including-china-study-thorium-fuelled-nuclear-power
  8. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Evidence links air pollution to autism, schizophrenia University of Rochester researchers have found that exposure to air pollution early in life ... two-week-old mice were exposed to levels of air pollution typically found in mid-sized US cities during rush hour, for four hours each day for two four-day periods. The brains of one group of mice were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1526818/lab-report
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Skyscraper sprinkler system seen as way to reduce China's air pollution

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com When it comes to air pollution, just spray for relief The idea came to Yu Shaocai while he was watching a garden being watered: to curb air pollution ... "can be one of the permanent solutions to air pollution in megacities globally, in addition to other solutions such as emission controls". If we are successful, our work can be followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1407705/skyscraper-sprinkler-system-seen-way-reduce-chinas-air-pollution
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:02pm by Bernice Chan

    ... and then because of the pollution, we didn't need to buy or rent any smoke machines. It was already set for a dystopian atmosphere," says the director. No release date has been set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1548810/how-us-directors-film-was-nearly-derailed-storm-ai-weiwei

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