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Study shows that control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in China’s coastal Seas — ScienceDaily

A new research led by MPhil student Miss Yu Yan Yau and supervised by Dr Benoit Thibodeau from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also […]

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Air quality and climate change intertwine in unexpected ways; a concrete example — ScienceDaily

Sometimes, fixing one problem can create another. Concrete production contributes 8 percent of global greenhouse gases, and demand continues to rise as populations and incomes grow. Yet some commonly discussed strategies to reduce the sector’s global GHG emissions could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damages, according to a study from […]

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Google’s collection of medical records sparks privacy concerns

The apparent whistleblower who revealed Google is collecting medical records from about 50 million Americans said “Project Nightingale” raised red flags, including a security risk of “placing medical data in the digital cloud.” Google said it’s using the information to improve health care and reduce medical costs, under strict privacy and security standards. Wired Editor-in-Chief […]

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People’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years from different sources of air pollution — ScienceDaily

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research   today (Tuesday). Professors Jos Lelieveld and Thomas Münzel, of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry […]

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