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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

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

    ... and heating, a haze of smog sometimes settled over the land. Indeed, China was already facing serious issues such as pollution, deforestation, erosion and loss of wildlife, which were detailed ... Beijing as the capital prepared for the Olympics held the previous year. So Beijing had cleaned up a little, by simply moving polluting industries. Wildlife was of course caught up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1449540/china-faces-monumental-challenges-tackling-environmental
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... much of Hong Kong's water now comes from the Dong River in Guangdong province, that waterway is polluted and provides water for other thirsty cities. However, a quarter of our fresh water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1438080/why-country-parks-benefit-hong-kong
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why 'anti-science' idiocy may have far-reaching consequences for us all

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:51am by Martin Williams

    ... as a result of polluting the air, destroying rainforests, overharvesting fish, there will be pause for thought, leading to action to halt and reverse the damage. How wrong I was. Instead of pausing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1428518/why-anti-science-idiocy-may-have-far-reaching-consequences-us
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In praise of the low-tech

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by Tom Yam

    ... workers shovel into the kiln through a grate. Burning rice husks makes use of agricultural waste that's plentiful locally, but burning them at this volume is also heavily polluting. The kilns' chimneys emit plumes of dark smoke containing climate-changing pollutants such as black carbon. Vietnam's government is trying to phase out these small brick-making businesses-about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1413311/praise-low-tech
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Now everyone can speak in language of their computers

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... with tiny keyboards. Some people are put off by the noise pollution we live with in Hong Kong that degrades recognition performance. Once you start using voice recognition you will really notice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1305710/now-everyone-can-speak-language-their-computers
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Godfather of climate change retires to continue mother of all battles

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... which would focus on reducing pollution. A second meeting was held, this time with a presentation by MIT professor Richard Lindzen, since described by Hansen as the "Dean of global warming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1224820/godfather-climate-change-retires-continue-mother-all-battles
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Cancer reflects the processes of the evolution of life

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... time, however, a new possibility arose. Earth's atmosphere became polluted by a highly toxic and reactive chemical- oxygen- created as a waste product of photosynthesis. Cells evolved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1136768/cancer-reflects-processes-evolution-life
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Silencing of spring puts human soul at peril

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... muting the languages of nature, through the pesticides Carson examined, habitat loss, pollution, overfishing, overhunting and climate change, reducing numbers and driving some species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1060408/silencing-spring-puts-human-soul-peril
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Should some of China's carbon emissions be attributed to Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... Patrick Lui Climate-change scientists factor in trade as they seek equitable attribution of carbon dioxide emissions If they're our factories, is it our pollution too? Should Hong Kong share some responsibility for the mainland's CO 2 emissions? You may be puzzled by this question, as mainland China is now the world's largest emitter of CO 2, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1084902/should-some-chinas-carbon-emissions-be-attributed-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The campaign to save Lung Mei goes far beyond its unglamorous shores

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... by the pollution that flowed into Tolo Harbour with the advent of Tai Po Market and Sha Tin new towns. Sewage, livestock waste and heavy metals from industry killed so much marine life that I heard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1079467/campaign-save-lung-mei-goes-far-beyond-its-unglamorous-shores

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