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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen mandy.zuo@scmp.com Capital to harness sea and mountains to secure fresh air and water A Beijing government think tank has made two ambitious proposals to tackle the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... of the neighbourhood'."   Toledo, Ohio, residents told not to drink water due to contamination Toxins, possibly from algae on Lake Erie, have fouled the Toledo water supply, triggering warnings not to drink it, ... shipments of water also put limits on how much people could buy. Mayor Michael Collins pleaded with residents not to panic as there had been no reports yet of people becoming sick from drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... was rated as polluted or extremely polluted, while nearly 80 per cent of groundwater was clean enough for direct drinking. In 2011, China published a 10-year plan to tackle groundwater pollution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... on the menu," Villagomez told Agence France-Presse in September last year, commenting on the impact of China's graft crackdown on shark fin consumption.  "The culture is [also] changing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... consumption of about 610 billion cubic metres. Two-thirds of its cities suffer from water shortages, while close to 300 million people living in rural areas lack access to safe drinking water. Wang ... that in today's China, it was impossible to find an absolutely safe source of drinking water. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... forests are an important component in the ecosystem and also in supplying clean drinking water. "The dense vegetation of forested mountains acts as a water catchment, almost like a sponge," department head Gunter Fischer said. "The forest takes up rainfall, filters it and slowly releases it as clean drinking water all year round," he said. Forested mountainsides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... a doctor at the Fuyang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, said the accident had a limited impact. "At home we usually drink bottled water," he said. "In rural areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515151/tonnes-toxic-chemical-spill-hangzhou-river-after-tanker-overturns
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... drinking water contained excessive levels of a carcinogenic chemical. The Lanzhou government yesterday afternoon asked residents not to drink tap water for 24 hours, Xinhua reported. The water ... industrial chemical, when ingested through food or drinks, can cause vomiting, dizziness, convulsions and even death in large enough doses. If the Yellow River is polluted... downstream cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1476174/panic-northwestern-chinese-city-after-severe-benzene-contamination-found
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, ... not to drink tap water for a day and the incident caused panic-buying of bottled water. The chairman of the city’s main water supplier, Lanzhou Veolia Water Company, has apologised for the incident. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495838/thousands-wuhan-see-taps-shut-day-amid-stinky-water-contamination

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