Typhoons (tropical cyclones) severely impact the half-billion population of the Asian Pacific. Intriguingly, during the recent decade, typhoon destructive potential (Power Dissipation Index, PDI) has decreased considerably (by B35%). This decrease, paradoxically, has occurred despite the increase in typhoon intensity and ocean warming. Using the method proposed by Emanuel (in 2007), we show that the stronger negative contributions from typhoon frequency and duration, decrease to cancel the positive contribution from the increasing intensity, controlling the PDI.

While pollutant counts fall in Pearl River Delta, concentration of harmful gas increases: report

A contraption that creates a kind of air bubble that could shield people against as much as 70 percent of the most harmful pollutants debuts next month in Beijing, as China’s capital battles the to

Levels of tiny particles polluting the air in Hong Kong's Central business district are 104 per cent higher than the World Health Organisation safety standard during evening rush hour, according to

Hong Kong’s historic double-decker trams are not just one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, they are also one of its most hazardous.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors, which is associated with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle interventions applied to people with MetS has considerable beneficial effects on disease preventive outcomes. This study aimed to examine the effects of 1-year of yoga exercise on the cardiovascular risk factors including central obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in middle-aged and older Hong Kong Chinese adults with MetS.

Densely populated Southeast Asian island states such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.

Experts cite study showing Hongkongers underestimate how vulnerable they are

Temperatures in the city are likely to hit new highs in the years ahead, Hong Kong's top weatherman has warned, as the city's Observatory predicted up to seven typhoons would come close in 2015.

The city has not seen any policy intervention with the power of producing "overnight" improvements in air quality for more than 25 years, according to a think tank researcher.