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Sex selection gender skew in East raises concerns

A preference for sons in China, India and South Korea combined with easy access to sex-selective abortions means that some provinces in China have 130 males for every 100 females, leading demographers to estimate that there may be a 20 percent “excess” of young men in the near future. The analysis, in the Canadian Medical […]

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CO2 Emissions In China Rocketing

The growth in China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is far outpacing previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases even more difficult, say economists at the University of California. The previous estimates used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predict China will see a 2.5 to 5 percent annual increase in CO2 […]

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Chinese Seafood Tainted With Organochlorines

China, the largest producer and exporter of fish and fish products in the world, is likely to come under pressure to more closely monitor shellfish contaminant levels after a study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found worryingly high levels of organochlorine pesticides in oysters, mussels, and squid. The report says that samples from fish markets […]

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