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Apocalyptic scenes as smog engulfs Singapore

Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Environment
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Plastic waste: better to burn?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Burning plastic can give off less carbon dioxide than burying it, scientists claim in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

dateAug 25, 2009 in Environment
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Primordial fear: why radiation is so scary

Nuclear radiation is frightening stuff. A quarter century after Chernobyl, and more than 65 years after atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, fatally sickening thousands not killed outright, even ...

dateApr 24, 2011 in Environment
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Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

(AP) -- The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Environment
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