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  1. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, the Beijing News reported on Friday. Xinglong county began depositing rubbish in Qingsongling rubbish dump in 1989. Once a 50-metre deep valley, the rubbish dump was completely full when it was closed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197470/mountain-rubbish-potential-threat-water-resource-beijing
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of Changshou in Hunan province’s Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination, the People’s Daily reported on Monday. Mountain spring water has become the source of choice for many residents in recent years. They believe tap water is too polluted to drink, cook, bathe and even clean with, because a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1193667/hunan-villagers-refuse-drink-tap-water-deemed-safe
  3. Actions speak larger than words

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many commentators more eloquent than Toast rack have urged world leaders to do the right thing when it comes to climate change- and those calls have always fallen on deaf ears. So, on the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731867/actions-speak-larger-words
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, contains excessive levels of heavy metals and industrial pollutants and is not suitable for drinking for at least six months of the year. The Dongjiang, one of the world's most polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1020422/dongguan-authorities-admit-water-dongjiang-not-fit-drink
  5. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese internet users have attacked a British newspaper’s claim that the Chinese should swap chopsticks for knives and forks, calling it a cultural ... chopsticks. The Telegraph ’s report and its headline provoked widespread condemnation on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Friday. “Chopsticks have been part of our culture and tradition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1191444/chinese-netizens-slam-british-newspapers-cultural-intervention-over
  6. Focus on food security amid rising prices

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Conference delegate, said that was far from enough to achieve food security for China. 'When I went back to the village where I had been sent to live and work [during the Cultural Revolution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740773/focus-food-security-amid-rising-prices
  7. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as serious long-term implications. Villagers living along the river are still being given bottled water by the government and warned off drinking from local water sources. Hechi and the surrounding ... 'We've never seen contamination on this scale and it is the first time that local authorities have explicitly warned us against drinking from the river,' said the 40-year-old, who has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992873/dead-fish-toxic-drinking-water-now-human-toll
  8. The village that's too scared to drink

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Yizhou, Guangxi jiangtao.shi@scmp.com At least 200 villagers living next to a poisoned river say they have been left to drink polluted water while people living on the opposite bank are being told their drinking water is contaminated and they must drink bottled water only. The allegation came as authorities in Guangxi autonomous region tried to show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991661/village-thats-too-scared-drink
  9. 'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material. The Consumer Council tested 50 soy drinks- including ready-to-drink and powder- from supermarkets, convenience stores ... quantifiable amounts of GM elements. Chiba Soybean Milk contained 1.1 per cent of GM elements, the largest amount in all samples. Yon Ho Soybean Drink and Tai Wo Soybean Milk claimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979167/gm-free-soy-drink-claims-deceptive-watchdog-says
  10. Less rubbish, fewer mooncakes go to waste

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Less rubbish was generated during the festival this year- 63 tonnes was collected at parks, beaches and other public sites, the Leisure and Cultural Department said, down from 86 tonnes last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725646/less-rubbish-fewer-mooncakes-go-waste

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