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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-08-29 16:10


> Hainan to ban sales of fuel cars by 2030

Electric vehicles being charged at an EV station in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]

All new and replacement vehicles in public and commercial service in Hainan will use clean energy by 2025 and the sale of fuel vehicles will be banned by 2030, according to the implementation plan for carbon peaking issued by the provincial government.

The plan also stated Hainan will implement preferential policies on vehicle purchase taxes for new energy vehicles and advance the use of clean energy for various types of vehicles in the province.


> AI to save iconic species

Two of the quintuplet Bengal tiger cubs play with each other on April 8, 2022, at a safari park in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency announced it is developing an artificial intelligence tool to match tigers to stripes on skin products, tracing their origins to combat poaching.

There are now believed to be fewer than 4,500 wild tigers left in the world.

The biggest culprit in the iconic animals' decline has been poaching to feed the illegal trade of tiger parts.

Some of those illegal products are used in traditional medicines, but tiger pelts are also highly prized as decorative items.


The unique stripy coats that make them so sought after, however, are also helping conservation workers tackle the poaching problem — and they should soon get a big helping hand from artificial intelligence.


> Limited-edition sneakers have beer-filled soles

Credit: Heineken

To celebrate the launch of Heineken’s newest product, Heineken Silver, the Dutch brewer commissioned The Shoe Surgeon to create a sneaker that embodied the identity of their new beer.

The so-called “Heinekicks” feature the company’s iconic color scheme – green, white and red – as well as the Heineken logo and bottle openers built into the tongues.

But what really sets them apart from any other sneakers is the liquid floating in their transparent soles – actual Heineken Silver beer.

Using a specialized surgical injection method, Dominic Ciambone created the first ever pair of sneakers that allow the wearer to walk on beer.


> COVID linked to elevated risk of brain conditions

In this file photo taken on August 12, 2020 a pedestrians wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past shuttered shop fronts on an empty shopping street in London. [Photo/Agencies]


Millions of people who have had COVID-19 face a higher risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions, including brain fog, dementia and psychosis, two years after their illness, compared with those who have had other respiratory infections, according to the single largest study of its kind.

They also face an increased risk of anxiety and depression, research suggests, but this subsides within two months of infection.

Like adults, children recovering from COVID-19 were more likely to be diagnosed with conditions including seizures and psychotic disorders.

More neurological and psychiatric disorders were seen during the Delta variant wave than with the prior Alpha variant.

The new study, by the University of Oxford, analyzed 1.28 million COVID -19 cases over two years.

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