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  1. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A leak from a zinc and lead mine is threatening to contaminate Qiandao Lake, a famous resort near Shanghai and a major source of drinking water. The accident happened at noon ... of drinking water, but also posed a serious threat to the lake, it said. Xinhua said the pollutants had not yet reached the lake. Officials of Chunan county, where the lake is located, said the local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719913/collapse-waste-water-treatment-pool-zinc-and-lead-mine-poses-threat-major-drinking
  2. Pledges fail to ease drinking water shortage

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... drinking water despite government pledges four years ago to spend 3.79 billion yuan (HK$4.3 billion) on rectifying their plight. The National Audit Office yesterday published an investigation report on drinking water safety in 103 rural townships with a total population of 7.8 million. Under the 11th Five-Year Programme, the government promised that 3.79 billion yuan would be spent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709556/pledges-fail-ease-drinking-water-shortage
  3. Greenpeace alert over unsafe drinking water

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than half of Hong Kong and Guangdong residents surveyed by Greenpeace said they were concerned about water pollution along the Pearl River. Thirty-seven per cent of the 1,106 respondents said the water quality was not good, with 83 per cent attributing it to industrial sewage. A Greenpeace spokeswoman said more than 7 million people in Guangdong were drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708676/greenpeace-alert-over-unsafe-drinking-water
  4. Fights break out over scarce drinking water

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The PLA Air Force dispatched aircraft to trigger artificial rain to ease the worst drought in a century that has seen dozens of fights break out over drinking water ... their communal water tank after he ran out of drinking water on February 27, the report said. Wang Fude, director of the village, yesterday confirmed that tempers had flared. 'The confrontation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709996/fights-break-out-over-scarce-drinking-water
  5. Travellers warned about drinking water in areas affected by oil spill

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... drinking water in the country's second-longest river. The commercial medical agency warned travellers yesterday to stay alert when drinking water in areas affected by the oil spill. Last ... 'basically contained' in Sanmenxia Reservoir and caused no further contamination of the water in Xiaolangdi Reservoir and the downstream supply of drinking water. It also said part of the diesel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702958/travellers-warned-about-drinking-water-areas-affected-oil-spill
  6. Water is the essence of life

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like other children, I didn't like to drink water when I was young. I drank only fruit juices and soft drinks. This continued until my teeth started going bad and I put on a lot ... the benefits of water. I drink several glasses a day now. Many people are not aware of the goodness of water. To remain healthy and hydrated, have a glass of water right now. Iris Lau, Leung Shek Chee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705366/water-essence-life
  7. Drink to your health

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Dorothy asks: Does water make us fat? Wynnie says: One litre of water weighs one kilogram. If you drink water and then jump on the scales, you will weigh more than usual, but you won't actually have put on weight: there aren't any calories in water, so there are no 'excess' calories to cause weight gain. Any water you drink is used to rehydrate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709153/drink-your-health
  8. The truth about water

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Bottled water has been making inroads in Hong Kong and on the mainland. It is convenient for people who do not trust their water sources and drink only boiled water. Hong Kong and the mainland lead the global pack in drinking bottled water. For several years, percentage growth of bottled water drinkers on the mainland has registered double digits, and it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715124/truth-about-water
  9. You can lead a horse to water, but...

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Vivian Chen. We consider the latest issue of Food & Wine a royal diss. The May issue of the monthly American gourmet publication, which is linked to the popular show Top Chef (the winner gets a feature in its pages), has a story about the 100 best new food and drink experiences in the world. As Hong Kong is said to be one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711550/you-can-lead-horse-water
  10. Whisky and water

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan The Macallan and Lalique decanter launch cocktail reception Where: British Consulate, Central When: July 16 What: Whisky maker The Macallan and French crystal maker Lalique held a reception to unveil a new decanter. Guests took part in raising money for non-profit organisation Charity: Water, which helps provide clean drinking water to people in developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722034/whisky-and-water

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