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Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 23rd January, 2018, 09:44

The winter months regularly bring worse air quality to Hong Kong and other parts of the region due to wind direction and weather conditions

Hong Kong engulfed in smog as fears grow over air

Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish

The reef is also reeling from significant coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change


Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

The move is perhaps not surprising given that President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax


280-million-year-old fossil forest discovered in Antarctica 280-million-year-old fossil forest discovered in Antarctica

Professor Gulbranson says people have known about the fossils in Antarctica since around 1910 but most of the region remains unexplored


2017 'warmest year without El Nino' 2017 'warmest year without El Nino'

"It's extraordinary that temperatures in 2017 have been so high when there's no El Nino. In fact, we’ve been going into cooler La Nina conditions


Experts say worst-case global warming scenarios not credible Experts say worst-case global warming scenarios not credible

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up earth's temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes drastically


Two more active Philippine volcanoes are restive: authority Two more active Philippine volcanoes are restive

The institute says alert level 2 prevails over Kanlaon Volcano, "which means that the volcano is undergoing a moderate level of unrest"


New spider species named after literary characters, including Harry Potter, GOT New spider species named after literary characters, including Harry Potter, GOT

The new species, discovered by scientists from Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, all belong to the same Neotropical genus Ochyrocera


Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano

Lava had advanced up to 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the crater, and ash reached up to 2 kilometers and fell on nearby communities


Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, went under on Sunday


Philippines raises alert level for Mayon volcano Philippines raises alert level for Mayon volcano

The alert on Albay's Mayon Volcano raises from Level 1 (abnormal) to Level 2 (increasing unrest)


Global warming to put millions more at risk from floods in two decades: study Global warming to put millions more at risk from floods in two decades: study

Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters


Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand Giant bat remains discovered in New Zealand

The bat has been named Vulcanops jennyworthyae after research team member Jenny Worthy who found the fossils


UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

The government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation


Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau Black snow covers central Kazakh city

A special group of scientists, made up of both independent ecologists and government experts, is working to identify the causes



Climate change: Trump says US 'could conceivably' rejoin Paris deal US 'could conceivably' rejoin Paris climate deal

The Paris agreement commits countries to keeping the rise in global temperatures "well below" 2C more than pre-industrial levels

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