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US study links pollution to autism risk

In this May 7, 2013 photo, a foreign tourist wearing a mask walks in front of Tiananmen Gate on a polluted day in Beijing, China. AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan

Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a US study said on Tuesday.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

World’s second most polluted city turns to buses

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This picture taken on December 17, 2011 shows smoke rising from a smokestack above the smog over the capital Ulan Bator. AFP FILE PHOTO

On the streets of Ulan Bator a people renowned for their horse riding skills have to contend every day with ever more Hummers, Land Cruisers and Range Rovers.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Photogs capture beauty, slow destruction of Hinulugang Taktak

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Hinulugang Taktak. HANDOUT PHOTO

Professional photographers and photo enthusiasts in Rizal province have taken up a cause: to expose both the beauty and the appalling state of Hinulugang Taktak, the famed waterfalls in Antipolo City.

Posted: May 10th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Searching for the heritage of water on the perfumed Pasig


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HAVING to think about the “heritage of water” for a recent cruise on the Pasig for the annual Unesco-Icomos World Heritage Day reminded me of a question asked by a Middle Eastern colleague, whether “it rains in the Philippines.” Oh, it does! It rains a lot in the Philippines. We live surrounded by an abundance [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Arts and Books,Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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