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  1. Business - Economy

    Water wars pit thirsty Dakotas against barges for Missouri flow

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:21pm

    ... again, said Phyllis Young, a member of the tribal council. “Water is not a commodity,” she said. “When it comes down to our reliance on this system for clean drinking water, human consumption ... Commission in Bismarck. “The importance for drinking water in our state is huge,” she said. Missouri River water also plays a role in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process in which millions ...

  2. 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, ... rivers, supplies drinking water to Hong Kong and a dozen Pearl River Delta cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Huizhou. The water used by Hong Kong does not come from the Dongguan ...

  3. Cathy Lee shares a simple recipe for maintaining that porcelain look- drink a lot of water

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Cathy Lee Chui Chi-kay, wearing a rainbow-coloured dress, looked even fresher than the Rose product line she was promoting for beauty brand Fresh. The mother of three- a former model and actress- shared her secret for maintaining her porcelain skin during Tuesday's event at the French Window restaurant. 'I drink a lot of water. Once your whole body's ...

  4. 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 ... the river are time bombs that will turn rivers black and verdant mountains barren. The smelters require a lot of water to operate, yet many are not even equipped with the facilities to tackle mining ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Alarm at poor quality of tap water

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... widespread contamination problems even worse. Their warnings, which shed light on a rarely talked about issue, come just days after a revised guideline on drinking water quality was put into effect ... of heavy metals and organic pollutants, as a major step towards the ultimate goal of residents being able to drink water directly from their taps. But environmental and medical experts have ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Quality of treated water in Hong Kong complies fully with WHO guidelines

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to safeguard the quality of Hong Kong's drinking water. The department routinely monitors the Dongjiang supply received at Muk Wu pumping station around the clock through its real-time online ... Organisation's "Guidelines for drinking-water quality". For the information of interested readers, the department publishes its monitoring data on Dongjiang water and drinking water in Hong ...

  8. Coca-Cola apology as drinks canned

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the Coca-Cola (Shanxi) Beverage Co revealed that a production flaw meant the factory had mistakenly mixed up lines carrying chlorinated water for disinfection with lines carrying drinking water used ... consumers on February 8, which led to an internal investigation. A high percentage of chlorine was then discovered in the water used to make the drinks, triggering a production stoppage. The worker ...

  9. Yet another good reason for drinking green tea

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Millions of people drink green tea daily. There are many reasons for doing so: aside from being a cultural habit, it aids digestion, helps students stay awake during ... 'bad' low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol went down in the men who drank the green tea extract. So, what does it mean for us? One should drink at least four cups a day. Green tea extract ...

  10. Battle to control herbal drinks market fires up

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com A new round in the battle for dominance in the herbal drink market has started between Hong Kong-based JDB and a mainland firm, following their dispute over the ownership of the Wong Lo Kat brand. Guangzhou Pharmaceutical said yesterday it planned to sell Wong Lo Kat drinks in their familiar red cans on the mainland from next month. Its ...




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