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China's city dwellers to breathe unhealthy air 'for another 20-30 years'

China's city dwellers to breathe unhealthy air 'for another 20-30 years' | Nico - News | Scoop.it

Summary: In China, millions of citizens will continue breathing polluted air for at least 20 years more. This comes out when many Chinese metropolises will begin publicly releasing data on tiny particulates known as PM2.5 that abounds and is the major contaminant in China’s air, carrying on also the most damaging impact on human health.

Although the promise of a more transparency has been welcomed as an important step, environment officials say that it’s going to be needed more time to have blue skies in China.

Cities have been monitoring the pollution data for many years. In 2006, US embassy noted that China was failing to release data on the PM2.5 and Ozone because the levels were unsafe and politically sensitive. This information was released by Wikileaks when they revealed the US diplomatic cables.

Us embassy in Beijing is releasing via Twitter, real-time data on PM2.5 at that Chinese city. It has revealed that pollution is often hazardous, contrary to what the municipality’s claims of “blue sky days” a term which is used for days when the air meets government’s ax standard.

For this year, the government has promised to changed the index this year in 5 cities and this system will be implemented nationwide by the year 2016.

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German manufacturing firms predict good year ahead

German manufacturing firms predict good year ahead | Nico - News | Scoop.it

Germany manufacturing companies announced that they expect growth for the next year. Car companies had to ask their employees to cut short their holidays to fulfill the number of orders. While in Germany they breath air of economical growth, Britain is leading with a black new year where the unemployment and redundancy are in first lines

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iPad dominated third quarter tablet sales, but Kindle Fire and Nook rising

iPad dominated third quarter tablet sales, but Kindle Fire and Nook rising | Nico - News | Scoop.it

As the tablet innovator, Apple Inc., continue selling millions of iPad which is the most favorite tablet nowadays. As an Apple consumer I can say that I’m buying quality as well as durable products. For many years Apple has been a tech-reference and anyone who had the opportunity to try any Apple’s product can confirm that. In my opinion Apple is still going to dominate the tablet market as they introduce new features to the following iPad versions. It’s rumored that next year we’re going to have iPad 3 in the Apple Store, which is going to take Apple one step forward.

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