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Study Finds Link Between Air Quality And Cardiovascular Problems At Beijing Olympics
2012-05-16 09:49:42

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com While the corruption of Chinese official Bo Xilai and the escape of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng have captured mainstream news headlines, a medical discovery revolving around the air quality at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has recently been publicized. Breakthrough research by the University of Southern California, in collaboration with other campuses, has found biological evidence that links short-term reductions in air pollution to improvements in...

2012-04-27 22:17:03

China's economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues. Economist Yanqing Xia of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and the Northeast Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Liaoning has looked at almost a decade's worth of data from 30 Chinese provinces to build a...

China Pollution Costing Economy Billions Of Dollars
2012-02-15 14:00:55

Despite improvements in air quality, the economic impact of air pollution in China costs billions of dollars in health care, report researchers from MIT. The new study shows that the economic impact from ozone and particulates in the air in China has increased. The study analyzed the costs associated with health impacts from ozone and particulate matter, which can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. It was found that, after quantifying costs from both lost labor and the...

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2011-02-22 06:00:00

An independent assessment of air pollution in China by the US embassy showed that the thick smog covering Beijing went "beyond" measurable levels on Monday, as a Chinese official warned its citizens to avoid outdoor activities. The assessment said that the pollution was either hazardous or "beyond index," meaning that air quality had plunged below the worst level on the scale. Air quality in a majority of the city was at level five, -- the worst possible rating -- according to the Beijing...

2010-12-16 13:54:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Electronics Supply Networks and Water Pollution in China," a report recently released by BSR, provides global electronics companies with context for China's water challenges, discusses results of a supplier risk assessment conducted on behalf of Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) member companies, and presents recommendations and resources for identifying water pollution risks in the global electronics supply chain....

2010-11-12 11:40:00

BEIJING, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that Tri-Tech and its subsidiary Yanyu will participate in the( )5th International Water Summit Forum of China in Beijing on November 17 and 18, 2010. The forum is hosted by the Water Resources Division...

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2010-09-07 13:05:00

A top Chinese official was quoted Monday as saying that the number of vehicles on the country's roads will more than double to at least 200 million by 2020. Wang Fuchang, vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, told China Securities Journal that the country must make it a top priority to develop fuel-efficient and alternative energy cars. Last year, China's auto sales hit 13.64 million units, overtaking the U.S. as the world's top car market. According to...

2010-06-16 18:29:00

Fully-staffed office to work directly with product manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region to certify products for low chemical emissions and help reduce indoor air pollution BEIJING, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major move toward global expansion, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) announced today the successful debut of its overseas operations in Beijing, China--including the launch of its new Chinese Web site, www.greenguard.org.cn. (Logo:...

2009-11-02 15:18:23

Official efforts to protect China's environment have had some success, although severe problems remain and some are still worsening The rapid growth of China's forests over the past 20 years makes them the fastest growing forest resources in the world, according to an assessment published in the November issue of BioScience. The study, by Haigen Xu of the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences and nine colleagues, examined an array of indicators of biodiversity in China as part of an...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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