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Health and Environment


A trail of cancer leads to tap water in NY

AFTER his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were ...

January 30, 2016, Saturday


Poppy seasoning scandals expose malpractice

A string of restaurants discovered using poppy capsules for seasoning have exposed a shocking practice in China’s food industry. On Wednesday, authorities busted a noodle restaurant for adding the potentially-addictive ...

January 30, 2016, Saturday


With bird flu scare and firework discussion, winter has come

THIS week’s Street View touches on news involving fireworks and bird flu, two rites of winter that bring pleasure for some but headaches and even fear for many in the case of bird flu. The first brought ...

January 23, 2016, Saturday


Once a leader in renewable energy, Spain looks to regain lost ground

A former global champion of renewable energy, Spain wants to make up the ground it lost during the economic crisis when it reversed its policy slashing subsidies and decimating the sector. With roughly ...

December 19, 2015, Saturday


Hoping to breathe easy

DOZENS of patients lying down on their stomach with a plaster on their upper backs, just below the neck. This has been a common scene recently in some treatment rooms at hospitals around Shanghai that ...

July 31, 2015, Friday


Dangerous ingredients can be beneficial

Quite a few TCM herbs and ingredients are considered toxic, some of them outright poisonous — from scorpion venom and monkshood root to arsenic — but when used properly they can be beneficial, according ...

February 8, 2014, Saturday


Healing with hemp

Some plants and minerals are considered toxic in traditional Chinese medicine, but combined with other herbs they can be beneficial. Marijuana is one of them, according to Zhang Qian.While marijuana has ...

February 8, 2014, Saturday


New Tianjin eco-city boasts 5,000 residents

Tianjin Eco-City, the best-known eco-city project in China, has 6,000 residents as well as 5,000 workers five years after its first stage opened, according to the developer.The environment-friendly city ...

January 11, 2014, Saturday


GM food in China

• China does not plant GM staple crops for human consumption (rice, wheat, corn).• China bans imported GM rice, wheat and corn for human consumption.• GM papayas and cotton are grown commercially. • GM ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday


Imported GM soybeans and corn

Eighty percent of soybeans in China are imported (more than 58 million tons), mostly GM, mainly to extract cooking materials, oil and meal, which do not contain transgenic material. The rest is used as ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday




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