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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University withholding facts about formaldehyde hazard from furniture on new campus, professor says HKU accused of secrecy over health threats The University of Hong Kong has been accused of withholding information about the seriousness of health hazards on its new campus, which have made academic staff ill and may affect thousands of students who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1016580/professor-accuses-hku-secrecy-over-formaldehyde-threat-new-campus
  2. 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

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food ... that can cause kidney damage and other health problems, and is absorbed by rice – the nation’s staple grain. “The overall condition of the Chinese soil allows no optimism.” Government soil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ozone pollution in Hong Kong at worst level in a decade: environmental report

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:56pm by Ernest Kao

    ... World Health Organisation guidelines at all 15 of the city's air quality monitoring stations. From January to June, average annual concentrations of the pollutant hit 43 micrograms per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555622/ozone-pollution-hong-kong-worst-level-decade-environmental-report
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... to health – was recorded by the government at 91.6 micrograms per cubic metre in the first half of this year – down more than 11 per cent on levels during the same period last year, Beijing News ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... health standards. If successfully implemented, the “wind pathways” concept can effectively disperse the city’s pollutants, Shao said. “The way it works is much like designing traffic roads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  7. 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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... of health-threatening trace metals, the scientists say. Nearly 20 per cent of PM2.5 particle samples collected in the city carried metals such as zinc, a hazardous element that can permanently damage DNA. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Nations' recent State of the World's Forests report identified forests, home to 80 per cent of global biodiversity, as vital to livelihood, food, health and energy security.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Greens call for study on ozone in Tung Chung

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... to health, a green group says. Green Power made the call after reviewing more than a decade of air quality data for the north Lantau new town and concluding that Tung Chung suffered levels of ozone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531036/greens-call-study-ozone-tung-chung
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmentalist calls for help building online database of Hong Kong's wildlife

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:50am by AUDREY SZE

    ... and Africa, volunteering at orphanages and working with disabled children. After she completed her studies in international health and development at Georgetown University in the US, they got behind ... by rebels.'" Luckily, the gunmen turned out to be border guards and the women were transported to safety, although they had to leave their research and evacuate the country. Chor, 24, returned to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1519668/laurel-chor-building-online-database-hong-kongs-native

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