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A school bus full of South Korean children was traveling through a tunnel near Weihai, China when it caught on fire.

China’s Attitude of Hands-Off Costs Lives

“None of my business” is the motto of most Chinese and it is costing lives.  A school bus full of South Korean children was traveling through a tunnel near Weihai, China when it caught on fire.  No one stopped to ...
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Urbanization Helps China Eliminate Poverty

BEIJING - The greatest risk China faces in its historic modernization is the massive imbalance between urban and rural areas, according to the country's top agriculture official. "The most important and difficult task is to resolve issues concerning agriculture, countryside ...
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Human brain MCPH1 gene cloned into baby monkeys

MCPH1 Human Brain Gene & Monkeys – China

Chinese scientists have been modifying certain brain genes to create a new kind of monkey. Chinese researchers have incorporated the MCPH1 human brain gene into monkey embryos, in an experiment with hopes of crossing the wires of human and animal ...
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China’s Environment Authorities To Screen Chemical Hazards Following Explosion

On Aug 12, two blasts ripped through a warehouse in Tianjin Port, where large amounts of toxic chemicals were stored, including around 700 tonnes of sodium cyanide. Death toll from the blasts exceed 160. Thousands of dead fish washed up ...
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The Deafening Silence On Gun Control In America

There is a deafening and horrific silence in the USA about the problem of gun control, Piers Morgan told the Today program, responding to US radio host Alex Jones' defence of guns. "The product of this demented attitude is you ...
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Almost Half of Americans Don't Have 500 Dollars in Savings

Almost Half of Americans Don’t Have $500 in Savings

If you don’t have money in your savings to cover an emergency bill of at least $500 you are not alone.  About 46% of Americans don’t have the money to cover any emergency which is lower than it was in ...
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AIR PURIFIER IN XI’AN, CHINA HEADER

AIR PURIFIER IN XI’AN, CHINA

The city of Xi’an, China has built an air purifier that stands 330 feet tall to clean the air of its pollution.  Xi’an is home to 8.7 million people, is one of the oldest cities in China, and it has ...
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Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerous levels.  If drastic action is not taken soon it will become a bigger killer than cancer by the year 2050.  The ...
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Mutant Butterflies

Mutant Butterflies In Fukushima

Researchers in Japan say they have found evidence that radiation from the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident has caused the mutation of dozens of butterflies. The mutant butterflies are assumed to be just one of many affected ...
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China’s Ecological Mess

Thousands of pigs were found dead in rivers supplying Shanghai’s water, a grisly discovery that has drawn attention again to China’s toxic pollution, which contributes to some 700,000 deaths each year. Here are some points of concern: WASTE Tai Lake—a ...
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