A better way to measure global poverty

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new poverty measure that gives a 'multidimensional' picture of people living in poverty is launched today, which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

Hong Kong announces new air pollution index

Hong Kong on Friday announced a new air quality health index, the first in Asia to use the system, in its ongoing battle to combat air pollution.

Smog shuts schools in Bosnia's Sarajevo

Air pollution forced Bosnian authorities to shut schools in the capital Sarajevo on Thursday, while smog levels also spiked in other parts of the Balkan country due to a lack of rainfall, local officials said.

Food scientists create healthier, diabetic-friendly bread

A team of food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully formulated a recipe for making healthier bread by adding a natural plant pigment, called anthocyanin, extracted from black rice. This ...

'Ocean Health Index': Global ocean health gets passing grade

Using a new comprehensive index designed to assess the benefits to people of healthy oceans, scientists have evaluated the ecological, social, economic, and political conditions for every coastal country in the world. Their ...

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