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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson Toxic heavy metals in the air have huge effect on our bodies and characters, even years after we leave highly polluted environments Could bad air be leading to survival ... of geologists, biologists, chemists and psychologists. Heavy metals, the most dangerously toxic pollutants, have resided undisturbed in the earth's crust since its formation five billion years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586774/breathing-hong-kongs-toxic-cocktail-pollutants-makes-us-stupid
  2. 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
  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

    ... science showed incineration was a threat to human health. "Incinerators are a major source of pollution," reported a 1989 government white paper on pollution. "They account ... incinerator, temperatures of at least 850 degrees Celsius can completely destroy organic pollutants. Alas, this is not true. Incinerators' emissions may include 200 or more kinds of organic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... helping to limit global warming, as well as reducing air pollution. Both benefits could be significant for Hong Kong, which ranks among Asia's most vulnerable cities to climate change, ... with an intensive programme to create thorium-powered molten-salt reactors. In March, the South China Morning Post reported that, propelled by the "war on pollution", the Shanghai-based project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552848/scientists-including-china-study-thorium-fuelled-nuclear-power
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... are among places where he believes civilisations thrived, then failed by overstraining environments. Here in Hong Kong, we're all too familiar with air pollution, and there are concerns over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1519237/debate-continues-rage-over-how-much-population-earth-can
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why Hong Kong should be China's green-energy leader, and what we can do

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:19am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... out hiking on a sunny day in Sai Kung or Lantau and should get your friends talking about solar power. Pollution in northern China is now so bad crops can't grow and children's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1509211/why-hong-kong-should-be-chinas-green-energy-leader-and-what-we
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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