pollution

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Life in a Toxic Country

Published: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:57pm
Category: 
Chemicals

I recently found myself hauling a bag filled with 12 boxes of milk powder and a cardboard container with two sets of air filters through San Francisco International Airport.

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Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles

Published: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:53am
Category: 
Chemicals

You won't find any homes of the stars on this tour bus as it shuttles rubber-necking sightseers through Los Angeles.

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University creates world's lightest material

Published: 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Chinese scientists say they have developed the world's lightest material, which they expect to play an important role in tackling pollution.

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China's smog taints economy, health

Published: 
Sat, 01/26/2013 (All day)
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Factories, flights, highways and hospitals are affected by pervasive pollution. The country is home to seven of the world's 10 dirtiest cities. When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.

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A Cancer Cycle, From Here to China

Published: 
Tue, 01/15/2013 (All day)

MORE than one million people in the Chinese city of Handan awoke last week to the alarming news that an essential source of their drinking water, the Zhouzhang River, had been dangerously contaminated by a 39-ton chemical spill in the nearby city of Changzhi. What made the news even more shocking was that the leak, from a factory pipe, had started at least five days earlier but had been kept secret by government officials, who allowed millions of their neighbors to keep drinking.