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WHO confirms air pollution as leading cause of lung cancer

The World Health Organization has confirmed what many people choking on city smog have long suspected, that air pollution is a leading cause of lung cancer. The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm says that after years of investigation and thousands of scientific papers the evidence is now indisputable. (Xinhuanet, October 19 2013)

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Wild Beijing – part 8: Huang shu lang

The yellow weasel or Huang shu lang in Chinese is native to Beijing. There is much folklore and superstition surrounding this small mammal. In part 8 I explore the hutongs around Gulo Beijing to ask some of the local residents for their stories. (China Daily, August 14 2013) 

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Wild Beijing - part 7: Keeping Crickets

Beijingers have a long tradition of keeping wild animals as pets, there are records of the royal family in the Qing dynasty keeping song birds and crickets. In part 7 we meet Mr Liu who keeps crickets in his hutong home. (China Daily, August 7 2013) 

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Wild Beijing - part 6: Rescuing Raptors

In Part 6 staff and volunteers at Beijing's first Raptor rescue centre talk about their pioneering rescue and rehabilitation work, and the importance of the raptors role in keeping a healthy and balanced ecosystem. (China Daily, July 30 2013) 

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Wild Beijing – part 5: Swift Capital

In Part 5 Professor Gao Wu talks about Beijing's historic relationship with the swift. And how this migratory bird has been managed to adapt to Beijing's changing urban environment. (China Daily, July 24 2013) 

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Lifestyle changes may hike child asthma cases

“About 90 percent of the air people breathe is indoors.  It’s not sound enough to attribute the increase of respiratory diseases directly to outdoor atmospheric pollution. “ said by ZHANG Yinping Professor at Tsinghua University.  (China Daily, July 16 2013)      

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Wild Beijing – part 4: Caught on Camera

In Part 4 we follow a group of wildlife enthusiasts who lay camera traps in the mountains north of Beijing, capturing footage of some of Beijing's most secretive wildlife.  (China Daily, July 16 2013)

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Wild Beijing – part 3: Birding in Beijing

In Part 3 We meet Fu Jianping, president of the Beijing Bird Watching Society who guides us through the Olympic forest park, giving an insight into Bird watching in the green lung of China's capital city.  (China Daily, July 10 2013) 

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Wild Beijing – part 2: Beijing's Wetlands

In Part 2 we get a foreign perspective from Terry Townshend, an environmental lawyer and bird blogger living in Beijing, on the importance of Beijing's wetland areas.  (China Daily, July 4 2013) 

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Wild Beijing – part 1: The Black Stork

Li Li is the founding member of the Black Leopard Wildlife Conservation Station. He started his career in traditional Chinese painting. He would capture wild birds to paint in his studio. They would inevitably die and he felt guilty. Touched by the loss of the birds and their habitats, Li decided to protect these birds.  (China Daily, June 26 2013) 

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Wild Beijing Infographic

The last thing you would expect to find in a heavily polluted ever expanding city like Beijing is Wildlife. This is the introduction to an eight-part series exploring the often hidden wildlife of Beijing.  (China Daily, June 21 2013) 

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Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Premature Deaths in China

Outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China in 2010, nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new summary of data from a scientific study on leading causes of death worldwide. (New York Times, April 1 2013) 

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