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Hong Kong Pollution Link to 7240 Premature Deaths, Group Says

Natasha Khan BusinessWeek 01/13/2012
Hong Kong Pollution Link to 7240 Premature Deaths, Group Says

Roadside pollution in Hong Kong, which benchmarks itself against a 25-year-old air standard, contributed to about 7,240 premature deaths from 2005 to 2011, a public think tank said, citing data from an environmental index.

Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

Hong Kong wants to slap tax on garbage disposal

Environmentalists Wednesday welcomed plans for Hong Kong to introduce a "pay-as-you-throw" tax on rubbish disposal as the city moves to tackle a growing waste problem.

Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

City roads were flooded and thousands of Houston residents lost power Monday after powerful thunderstorms plowed through the area, with a possible tornado damaging and shutting down a nearby mall.

Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy

Alexei Oreskovic Reuters 11/24/2011
Google quits plans to make cheap renewable energy

Google Inc has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page's moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts.

Fresh round of hacked climate science emails leaked online

A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorised publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009.

Room for one more? World population to reach 7 BILLION in next few days

The world's population looks set to smash through the seven billion barrier in the next few days, according to the United Nations. It comes just 12 years since the total reached six billion - with official estimates saying the figure will top eight billion in 2025 and 10 billion before the end of the century. And it is most likely the baby will be born in the Asia-Pacific region - where the population growth rate is higher than anywhere else in the world.

Bo Man-Hong, 66, has been swimming in Hong Kong Harbor almost every morning since he retired three years ago.

This weekend, a few of the harbor regulars will take part in the first Hong Kong Cross-Harbor swim, which has been resurrected after a 33-year hiatus over pollution concerns with the water.

Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns

Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer:

Ex-President Clinton: Green movement needs money

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the success of the alternative energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing. His comments came as world leaders attending his annual philanthropic conference expressed fears about rising seas.

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