Seven square meters of a HK oyster reef can filter up to one Olympic swimming pool of water in a single day — ScienceDaily

New research produced jointly by The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published recently in the scientific journal Restoration Ecology, shows the enormous potential of restoring lost oyster reefs, bringing significant environmental benefits. Benefits of oyster reefs Hong Kong was once […]

Teen contracts ‘hot tub lung’ from indoor swimming pool

Severe breathing difficulties sent a 17-year-old in Queensland, Australia, to the emergency room with “hot tub lung” — inflammation caused by inhaling microbes in steam, usually contracted from hot tubs.  But the teen picked up the lung infection not from a hot tub, but from his family’s humid indoor swimming pool, after they started using […]