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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

    Smartphone app that measures air pollution being developed

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... streets have high levels of air pollution so they can avoid them. The idea is to use a smartphone to find out where you are, and then calculate the level of pollution in nearby areas, drawing ... while looking to buy a house for his family. He wanted to avoid air pollution, but when he checked the air pollution sensors around Israel, he found the information scattered in various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581750/smartphone-app-measures-air-pollution
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising when air pollution levels are high can do more harm than good

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Exercising when air pollution levels are high can end up doing more harm than good, writes Rachel Jacqueline Wheezy does it Do you check air pollution ... at risk of serious illness and- more worryingly- long term, irreversible damage. Exposure to air pollution is a sad fact of life in any city, particularly in Hong Kong. The "vertical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543643/exercising-when-air-pollution-levels-are-high-can-do-more-harm-good
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Health and pollution impacts a lot bigger than was previously thought, study shows Effects of burning rubbish 'misjudged' Rampant burning of rubbish is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 per cent of the world's refuse is burned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581353/burning-rubbish-worse-us-and-planet-thought-study-shows
  5. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... uninhabitable. The rising sea is in even worse shape, thanks to carbon dioxide-caused acidification and nutrient pollution creating low-oxygen stretches called "dead zones". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595976/book-review-expulsions-brutality-and-complexity-global-economy
  6. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Seeking the Cave, by James Lenfestey

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by David Wilson

    ... is impressive when directly addressing ills including pollution and worse. "Driving the freeway through thick fog … we came upon the smoking remains of another epic freeway pileup- trucks crumpled, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1592319/book-review-seeking-cave-james-lenfestey
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Traffic pollution seen as a major contributor to new asthma cases

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traffic pollution seen as major contributor to new asthma cases By the time you've finished reading this sentence, you've likely taken two breaths and inhaled about two litres of air. In a day, the average person will breathe in about 20,000 litres. Consider the amount of pollution that air contains and it's easy to imagine how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1508353/traffic-pollution-seen-major-contributor-new-asthma-cases
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Photographer defies light pollution to capture stunning night shots of Hong Kong skies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 08:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... pollution, but undaunted astronomy photographers are still finding ways to snap captivating shots of the stars above us.   Mew Chu is one such photographer. A computer animator and toy designer, Chu ... astronomy shots have been featured in the Hong Kong Space Museum, and the photographer has lent his knowledge of the city's skies to a 2008 light pollution research project at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507457/photographer-defies-light-pollution-capture-stunning-night
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, September 7, 2014

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AGENCIES

    ... from sugar, gut bacteria Driven by the quest for an abundant, non-polluting alternative to fossil fuel, scientists have developed a method to produce propane using sugar and the gut bacteria E. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586772/short-science-september-7-2014
  10. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... pollution crisis. The solution, he writes, is a riddle-rich faith with roots stretching deep into Chinese culture: Daoism (or Taoism), the ancient religious philosophy. "You could argue ... and severe pollution. "At that time, the country was known as the Economic Miracle of the Far East. But I felt it was turning into the Ecological Disaster of the Far East," he writes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker

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