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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Sheng Zhiguo, a toxicologist at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology in Beijing, said certain medicines could lower the risk of irreparable DNA damage by slowing ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... a doctor at the Fuyang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, said the accident had a limited impact. "At home we usually drink bottled water," he said. "In rural areas ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China approves jail for consumers of rare wild animals: official media

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... animals and the use of their body parts – such as rhino horns and shark fins – in traditional medicine and as food delicacies has been identified as a global menace. Demand from increasingly ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the key habitats were under threat from rapid development. Worldwide, seahorses and pipefish risk being overfished for use in traditional medicine or for aquariums. Since 2012, green groups have ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... elephant. Poachers also target wild elephants for their ivory tusks, for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Under Indonesian law, trafficking in protected animals can result in a maximum of five ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Indonesia teaching the manta ray tourism mantra in quest to save fish

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:07pm by AP

    ... medicine. The government announced that manta rays within the archipelago's 5.8 million square kilometres of ocean will be protected from fishing and export. It will take time and co-operation ... soup and their gill rakers are dried for use in Chinese medicine. Government officials were said to be surprised the tourism value is so high. "That's a very powerful argument," ...

  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    John Kerry puts US$1m bounty on Laos-based poaching network

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... products had been traced back to the network. The lucrative Asian black market for rhino horn, used in traditional medicine, and ivory has driven a boom in poaching across Africa. Police ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Knowing how science works is increasingly important when we rely so much on experts answering important scientific questions honestly Today, everybody needs to be a citizen scientist You may have seen this month a news report that it may b ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Study links air pollution and dense traffic to smaller babies

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:45pm by The Guardian

    ... of low birthweight, the authors of the study, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, believe the link is strong enough to demand action. "The widespread exposure of pregnant ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Asian cities including Beijing and Hong Kong - causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine established a clear link ... times the WHO's recommended safe limit of 25 microgrammes over a 24-hour period, triggering a public outcry. Anthony Hedley, honorary clinical professor of community medicine ...




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