Who said that getting off the couch is good for your health? In China's capital Beijing, people are told to stay indoors, or at least wear a mask, as the city is besieged by the worst air pollution in nearly a year.
The revelation from a new global survey into microplastics in bottled water serves up a bitter irony. What we drink may well be contaminated. Possibly from the bottles themselves.
We are most sensitive to sounds when they disturb us. This is when sound becomes noise, knocking many species — on land, underwater and in the air — off balance. How big a problem is it?
Although air quality improved across China in 2017, in cities like Beijing, pollution masks aren't going out of style just yet.
China's finance minister has said Beijing is fully confident of its capacity to avoid systemic debt risks. The remark came as international organizations including the IMF kept warning of the country's ballooning debt.
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