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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... carbon dioxide and toxic pollutants linked to human disease, although researchers acknowledge the index is a "first draft" based on estimates and some measures could be off by 20-50 per ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic alert as Hong Kong suffers highest number of red tides in 26 years

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:24pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... "This is just like infectious diseases. The virus is always there; it just explodes … in the right conditions." Both Ho and Wu agreed that the flow of waste water from the Pearl River ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Jack Ma says Scotland hunting trip was to 'study animal conservation'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:03am by Chris Luo

    ... the spread of disease and reduce unnecessary competition for resources," it said. Ma became chairman of The Nature Conservancy's China Programme in May last year.   ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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