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  1. 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
  2. Water to drink- but at a price

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for it can be found in Hong Kong, a 10-hour bus ride from the village at the head of the Dongjiang, the river from which the city draws its water. Under measures imposed since 1985, most of the economic activity in the area has been shut down to preserve the purity of the water supplied to Hong Kong and cities in Guangdong. Now, apart from the children and left-behind old folk, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674342/water-drink-price
  3. Many areas face shortage of clean drinking water

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Josephine Ma

    ... the relief workers and soldiers are short of water. Doctors warned that clean drinking water would be crucial to the control and prevention of epidemics and only bottled water should be used for drinking. Yue Lin, who was in charge of sanitation teams after the Tangshan earthquake in 1976, urged the central government to secure clean drinking water because most water supplies were likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637967/many-areas-face-shortage-clean-drinking-water
  4. More than 40pc of drinking water unsafe in countryside

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma More than 40 per cent of drinking water in rural areas of the mainland is unsafe, a national survey of drinking water and rural sanitation has found. The worrying figure ... supplies come from underground sources, and 46 per cent of underground water was found to be unsafe, while 40 per cent of surface drinking water was unsafe. Fifty-five per cent of rural drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626760/more-40pc-drinking-water-unsafe-countryside
  5. Drink bottled water? No way, say councillors

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... vacation years ago. He only did so, he said, because of strong warnings against drinking from a tap. 'Never,' said Mr Stevenson when asked if he had bought bottled water in Vancouver. 'I would never think of drinking bottle water. There's no reason why anyone needs to drink it in Vancouver.' The councillor, who is also head of the region's water committee, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646828/drink-bottled-water-no-way-say-councillors
  6. FUNDRAISING

    Mainland business moguls, celebrities catch 'ice-water fever' at the weekend

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:04pm by LAURA ZHOU; PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... ice water was dumped on their heads to raise money for research on ALS, a disease of the nervous system that leads to paralysis and popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Videos ... OnePlus, shared what he called “China’s first ice bucket challenge” on Sunday. He called on three household names in the domestic information technology industry to either pour the ice water over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1576055/mainland-business-moguls-celebrities-catch-ice-water-fever-weekend
  7. More funding for food, rural drinking water

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The mainland's powerful economic planning body has allocated 73.9 billion yuan (HK$82.1 billion) to boost agricultural production and tackle the problem of drinking-water ... be invested to bring safe drinking water to 32.05 million drought-affected people. The drought threat was highlighted recently in a national survey showing that more than 40 per cent of drinking water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632022/more-funding-food-rural-drinking-water
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ... coral entangled in the net. "We never expected to see this coming out of the water," Tsang Kin-sing, who was among the activists on board, said. "We released it back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  9. Pollution leaves 50,000 villagers without clean drinking water

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan More than 50,000 villagers living on the lower reaches of Hebei's Futuo River have no clean drinking water because of serious water contamination upstream, a local official and state media said. Despite going down to a depth of 120 metres, well-diggers searching for clean supplies found only red- or green-coloured water in Hengshui's Anping county, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614643/pollution-leaves-50000-villagers-without-clean-drinking-water
  10. Drinking water crisis in north

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and ensure drinking water supplies. The call came after Zheng Guoguang, director of the China Meteorological Administration, admitted for the first time that his agency had failed to make a proper ... on the mainland, and 2.43 million people and 1.89 million cattle were short of drinking water. As many mainland experts blamed La Nina for the acute weather conditions in the central and southern parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627549/drinking-water-crisis-north

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