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Asian Cities’ Air Quality Getting Worse, Experts Warn

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Bettina Wassener
New Delhi is enveloped by a blanket of smog, caused by a mixture of pollution and fog. Credit Altaf Qadri/Associated Press
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HONG KONG — Air pollution has worsened markedly in Asian cities in recent years and presents a growing threat to human health, according to experts at a conference that began on Wednesday. ... Read more about Asian Cities’ Air Quality Getting Worse, Experts Warn

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Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan to Build Joint Power Line

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june 25 2012

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou announced that Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan are due to build a joint power line after a final agreement on the project.

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Report says women’s lagging political, economic status in Asia a liability for future growth

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Elaine Kurtenbach
Report says women’s lagging political, economic status in Asia a liability for f
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SHANGHAI — The 2 billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, according to a report that estimates limits on female employment cost the region $89 billion a year in lost productivity.

The Asia Society survey on women’s status in health, education, economic activity and political leadership urges improvements to ensure the region benefits fully from its underused pool of human talent.

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Asia Report: After Quake, Japan Pushes for Asia Supergrid

After Quake, Japan Pushes for Asia Supergrid
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New Hampshire, USA -- Japan this week marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has since forced it to re-evaluate its nuclear strategy. In doing so, it also unveiled a plan that could have big implications for renewable energy across the continent. ... Read more about Asia Report: After Quake, Japan Pushes for Asia Supergrid

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Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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Stewart Taggart
Could an Asian supergrid learn from visions for Europe and North Africa? One ini
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By 2050, Asia could be connected by a massive energy and information architecture, believes Stewart Taggart.

A ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ could be inspired by – and dramatically extend – the concept of cross-border grids elsewhere, most notably in Europe and North Africa. Examining infrastructure projects now underway in Asia, how might these organically develop into a ‘Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure’ by 2050? ... Read more about Could Asia have its own supergrid?

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Map study finds vivax malaria has firm grip in Asia

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Kate Kelland
Iren Salama (L) holds her baby Pendo as it is given an injection as part of a ma
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(Reuters) - Progress is being made in the fight against the most common form of malaria in Africa, but a long-lasting type of the mosquito-borne parasitic disease has a tight grip on swathes of South Asia and parts of Latin America, scientists said Monday.

In a new global map of the plasmodium vivax malaria parasite, researchers from Britain's Oxford University found the disease -- which is often recurring and can be deadly -- is endemic in substantial parts of the world. ... Read more about Map study finds vivax malaria has firm grip in Asia

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