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Hong Kong’s Killer Pollution - China Real Time Report - WSJ

With its iconic skyline, world-class infrastructure and China’s giant economy at its doorstep, Hong Kong has long been an attractive choice to those looking for a perch in Asia. But there’s a not-so-hidden catch: Its toxic air pollution is killing people at a rate worse than in mainland China.

Mutated Trout Raise New Concerns Over Selenium

Images from the appendix of a report by the J. R. Simplot Company show the mutated offspring of trout from Idaho creeks. The report concluded that selenium should be allowed in higher levels in creeks than is now permitted under regulations.

Dow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties

Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters and a plant that polluted the area with dioxin for much of the past century.

NASA Study Solves Case of Earth's 'Missing Energy'

What is missing in this discussion is how the Antarctic in particular drains this surplus accumulated heat and puts it all back in balance. The core of Antarctica is a close as one can get to the chill of space and the continent acts as our heat sink.

Dying Honeybees: It Was the Insecticides All Along

With news that the U.S. honeybee population has been so devastated that some beekeepers will qualify for disaster relief dollars, comes a report from Purdue University that one of the causes of honeybee deaths is - as long suspected - neonicotinoids.