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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington World counts environmental cost of a good steak Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding ... in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Raising beef also required 11 times more irrigation water than other proteins, said researchers at Bard College in New York, Yale University ...

  2. News - China - LAW

    New tribunal to review environmental lawsuits and offer advice to lower courts

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:36am by Li Jing

    ... accepting environmental lawsuits," Zheng said. Wang Canfa, an environmental law professor at China University of Political Science and Law, said the new tribunal would help foster environmental ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Body will review lawsuits, but a limited number of cases pose a challenge, its president says Top court creates new environmental tribunal The supreme court has ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

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

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

    ... Martin Williams It's shameful that research into building an incinerator in Hong Kong does not properly address the hazards it may bring Bad science in rubbish plan may lay city ... and even halting landfill use, controversy swirls over ideas for heavy reliance on incineration. Arguments span issues such as location, aesthetics and costs. But what does science say? Using ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 13, 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AGENCIES

    ... Scientists fail to resurrect old satellite A valiant effort to put a defunct Nasa science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end after the 36-year-old spacecraft's ... to bring more hot days, more sweaty people and more dehydration- a key risk factor for a surge in kidney stones, researchers said. Already, the study in the journal Environmental Health ...

  5. Life sciences, car industry evolve with JSR technology

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:43pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan JSR Corporation breaks new ground in the life sciences and car industries with materials innovation that has proven ... the DNA structure for health risks or to identify the most effective drugs for existing diseases. An exciting prospect in the life sciences is breakthrough research and development (R&D) ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 1, 2014

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by AGENCIES

    ... to describe the major environmental challenge. "Climate change", in contrast, leaves them relatively cold. The terms were often used interchangeably but generated very different responses, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, May 11, 2014

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by AGENCIES

    ... as we did not expect the importance of environmental factors in autism to be so strong," said study author Avi Reichenberg, from the Mount Sinai Seaver Centre for Autism Research in New York. It did not pinpoint which environmental factors could be at play, but said generally they could include the family's socioeconomic status, birth complications, maternal infections ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Yacht enables Harbour School to expand its marine science classes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma life@scmp.com The purchase of a 40-foot yacht will enable Harbour School to expand its marine science classes- and turn students into seasoned sailors, writes Raymond Ma Cruiser ... for US$40,000 (HK$310,113) is part of the school's plan to expand its marine science lessons. The school, which has 165 students spread across three campuses in Kennedy Town, has been teaching ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean air plan will have 22 measures, says environmental watchdog

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:38pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Transparency key to clean air plan, watchdog says The environmental watchdog said the nation's first clean air plan would be comprised of nearly two dozen measures, and reviews of how local governments were carrying out the policy would be made public. The Ministry of Environmental Protection will work with other ministries to draw up the 22 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

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

    ... in The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China by US-based geographer Vaclav Smil. Published in 1983, The Bad Earth was a pioneering work, drawing on a multitude of sources including Chinese ... expressed serious concerns. Although much has since been said and written about the need for China to reverse its environmental decline, recent years have abounded with news reports telling ...




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