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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... An AQHI level of 10+ triggers a warning from the Environmental Protection Department for people with heart disease or respiratory illnesses to avoid outdoor activity, especially in areas ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Killer disease turns starfish to slime

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Killer disease turns starfish to slime Scientists are struggling to find the trigger for a disease that appears to be ravaging starfish in record numbers along ... and Oregon to determine the reach and source of the deadly syndrome, known as star wasting disease. "It's pretty spooky because we don't have any obvious culprit for the root cause ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... to pollution when every cubic metre more of polluted air will only add to more serious disease, deaths and higher health costs." Hedley warned of the toxicity of heavy bunker fuel emissions, which ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ... the presence of pathogens, a class of organisms that cause disease. More than a dozen officially backed research projects in recent years have discovered a range of pathogens including Legionella, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... with a higher incidence of the disease. In March, Premier Li Keqiang announced that Beijing was “declaring war” on pollution as he sought to address public concerns on issues ranging from smog to food ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, can claim 100 yuan per day for 15 days. Policyholders will even be offered a one-off sum of up to 300 yuan in the event that the air quality index (AQI) ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Brown root rot disease could be spread by humans

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Specialists say hikers, imported plants and even monkeys could have a part to play in dispersing the disease that is killing the city's oldest trees Rot could be spread by humans The wide spread of the virulent brown root rot disease in Hong Kong's trees may have been caused by human mistakes made worse by monkeys. Tree specialists say ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei man ‘becomes first to sue government over smog’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:52pm by Li Jing, Reuters

    ... a special team of 20 senior medical experts to provide guidance to treat smog-related diseases, such as asthma, pneumonia and cardiovascular diseases, the provincial party committee's ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... from other elements such as the level of rainfall and plant diseases. With current technology, the estimate could be as accurate as 80 per cent. "Such studies are sensitive ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning that giant banyan tree was dangerous ignored

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by Olga Wong

    ... Contractors yesterday struggled to remove the huge base and roots of the tree, while taking no obvious precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. Fungi specialist at Chinese University, Professor Chiu Siu-wai, criticised the government for playing down the tree's disease and the removal workers for not ensuring the disease did not spread to nearby trees. While the Tree ...




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