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  1. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... of jeans every year, equivalent to 60 per cent of China's total denim production. That's a real problem for the textile industry: in China, polluted water causes 75 per cent of diseases ...

  2. Nuclear energy isn't worth the risk

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Americans die from air pollution-related causes. Chernobyl happened in 1986. Since then thousands of Hongkongers have died of air pollution-related diseases. Researchers at the University of Hong ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dioxides is not good for residents. As a consequence, some of them will develop respiratory diseases. This is especially bad for people who suffer from asthma. The government must take action ...

  4. Dark future if officials stick to their head-in-the-sand air quality policies

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Imagine a city where fresh air is non-existent, and people must wear gas masks outside. Imagine a city without direct sunlight due to the constant cover of smog, and where plants struggle to grow. Imagine a city where lung diseases are rife and premature death is rampant. If the government continues to take an ostrich position on air pollution, this will be Hong Kong's future. ...

  5. Welcome to the G-Zero world

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... businessmen, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Li Ka-shing, have given big sums to charity to combat disease. It is time that big business put money into promoting international solutions to the political and business environment that helps create disease, famine and inequality. For Hong Kong, this should be a critical issue. Hong Kong pretends to be China's and Asia's ...

  6. All we want is to be able to breathe cleaner air

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visibility, an additional 70 deaths occurred every year. For every 6.5km of visibility lost, natural deaths rose by 1.13 per cent a day and deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease rose ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problems. Landfills attracts insects which spread disease. There are examples in some countries where food waste has been turned into organic fertiliser. Although this has only limited use in Hong ...

  8. Every dollar donated to the UN has to count

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the communities that made them wealthy, but their help is also needed in alleviating global disease, poverty and disasters. One in six of the world's people do not have enough to eat, while half lack ... furthering disease and famine. With so many annual emergencies and much uncertainty ahead, a funding war chest makes good sense. But governments cannot be relied on. The world's politicians ...

  9. Film

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff, Richard James Havis

    ... relationship between a cynical Pfizer employee (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a young woman afflicted with Parkinson's disease (Anne Hathaway). CT Lover's Discourse (IIA) (Cantonese and Putonghua) ...

  10. Revealed: the deadly threat from our bad air

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and respiratory diseases, some of which could have been prevented. The rest were caused by accidents. Chief researcher Professor Anthony Hedley said visibility was strongly negatively correlated with air ...




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