Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:15:31 +0000

This this photo taken on March 17, 2019, the leaf-shaped ventilation shaft (C) for the air purification system of the Central-Wan Chai bypass tunnel is seen beyond anchored boats in Hong Kong. - Hong Kong this year opened a 3.7km tunnel equipped with an air purification system touted as the largest of its kind in the world in terms of volume of air handled - 5.4 million cubic metres of vehicle exhaust every hour. As millions of people in Asia choke under polluted skies, authorities have turned to water-dispersing drones and outdoor air purifiers to improve air quality, while companies have tried to cash in by selling everything from canned air to lung-purifying teas. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

As millions of people in Asia choke under polluted skies, authorities have turned to water-dispersing drones and outdoor air purifiers to improve air quality.

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Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: Fall armyworms

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:26:37 +0000

THA MUANG, Thailand  – Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.

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‘Southeast Asia’s longest suspension bridge’ opens in Indonesia

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:37:18 +0000

'Southeast Asia’s longest suspension bridge' opens in Indonesia

Visitors to West Java may want to plan a visit to a suspension bridge said to be the longest of its kind in Southeast Asia

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Malaysians who joined IS in Syria can return if they meet set conditions

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:19:04 +0000

Malaysians who joined IS in Syria can return if they meet set conditions

PETALING JAYA — Malaysians who left the country to join the Islamic State in Syria will be allowed to return provided they comply with enforcement checks and complete a rehabilitation program, Al-Jazeera reported.

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N. Korea to limit number of foreign visitors starting next week—report

Credit to Author: dmorcoso| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:35:29 +0000

SEOUL — North Korea will begin restricting the inflow of foreign visitors starting next week as it is struggling to cope with a surge in the number of tourists following the first US-North Korea summit last year, Chinese media reported Tuesday. North Korea plans to restrict the number of visitors to the country to 1,000 per […]

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Energy Secretary Wants to Fast-Track U.S. LNG Export Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:09:41 +0000

Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. continue to rise, as the use of natural gas for power generation increases in countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, and Mexico. Data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that four U.S. LNG export facilities combined to ship 483 LNG cargoes in 2018, a […]

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Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:40:08 +0000

Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

JAKARTA — An aviation expert who is also an official at the Indonesian Ombudsman, Alvin Lie, demanded that the Indonesian government ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that were still operating for Indonesian airlines following a fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight on Sunday, which killed 149 passengers and eight crew members in a town 60 kilometers southeast of Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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