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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Two weeks on and still no answers on source of dead pigs found in Shanghai river

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... after dead pigs were first found in Shanghai's Huangpu River, questions about who dumped them, where, and how they died still remain unanswered. So far, about 9,800 dead pigs have been ... safe. The authorities also said that no pork from dead pigs was discovered in markets. Jiaxing, which Shanghai's government has said is the source of the carcasses, insisted ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shanghai river made safe again, officials say, after flood of dead pigs

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 02:14am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health standards have been restored, officials say, after cleaning up thousands of carcasses After flood of dead pigs, 'river made safe again' Shanghai authorities say water quality in the main part of a river where thousands of dead pigs have been found since last week has been restored to a level meeting mainland standards ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Jining, Shandong province, said it was common practice for mainland farmers to dump dead pigs in nearby rivers. "Many people do so because this way the carcasses float away," he said. ... root cellars or biogas pools. He himself has fed dead pigs to the dogs that guard his farm. A black market for dead pigs exists in Shandong too, he said. Who buys them? "You'd better ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chemical plants probe as piles of dead pigs and dogs found in Henan

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:24pm by Associated Press and staff reporter

    ... Associated Press in Beijing and Staff Reporter Chemical plants linked to deaths of pigs and dogs Hundreds of pigs have been found dead in a northern province- this time together ... flu virus that has recently spread to humans. Last month, more than 16,000 dead pigs were found in rivers that supply water to Shanghai. The dumping has not been explained, though police had ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ... for some farmers living along its banks. The water was also used for agricultural production. In the wake of Shanghai's dead pig crisis, the dumping of dead ducks in Pengshan received ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... an endless underwater utopia is now riddled with bleached coral reefs and massive dead zones." "Unfortunately today, there's no proper law enforcement capacity and little ...

  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... allegedly shot dead at least 69 Cambodian loggers in 2013. The EIA urged China to do more to regulate the industry and curb demand. ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Sumatran elephants found dead

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Dead Sumatran elephants 'poisioned' Seven Sumatran elephants have been found dead in western Indonesia. It is thought the critically endangered ... that they were poisoned," he said. "Some people may consider the elephants a threat to their palm oil plantations and poison them." While Sumatran elephants are regularly found dead ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Something stinks in Lamma 'mystery' as hundreds of rotting dead fish wash up on beach

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SOFIA MITRA-THAKUR

    ... Sofia Mitra-Thakur sofia.taylor@scmp.com Something stinks in Lamma 'mystery' Hundreds of dead and rotting fish that washed up on a beach have caused a stink for Lamma Island ... on the beach, along with the "usual piles of litter". "The beach was littered with dead fish, with even more dead fish floating in the water near the pier," she said. "It's ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... a bacteria that can cause deadly outbreaks of pneumonia, Guan said. The professor was not permitted to reveal a full list of “sensitive micro-organisms” that had been uncovered, due to the risk ...




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