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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... kilometres, is the fourth-largest desert in China and is situated close to the more well-known Gobi. The Tengger is home to various lakes, including the popular tourist spot Moon Lake, according ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Factories 'empty waste water in desert' Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again being discharged into the southern Tengger Desert. Experts fear the pollution could permanently damage groundwater sources. Citing an official at Tengri industrial park, The Beijing News ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... residence were covered with dust blown in from the desert 3,320 kilometres to the south, and the offices of some of the world's biggest banks faded into the haze in east London's Canary ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

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

    ... such as drought-tolerant plants, rocks and pebbles. Under the "Cash in Your Lawn" incentive, property owners can get up to US$6,000 for making the conversion. "People forget we live in the desert ... "It isn't something that has to be just boring and unattractive and really dry looking," she said. Dry or desert gardens are gaining ground in Los Angeles, especially in trendy parts ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the Eiffel Tower." The 50-metre high test "solar updraft tower" has been running in the Gobi desert in Wuhai for nearly four years. Scientists wanted to build a chimney as high as 200 ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... and prominent problems with deserted industrial and mining land.” More than 80 per cent of the pollution is the result of inorganic toxins, with the top three contaminants identified as cadmium, nickel ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    New study uproots popular belief in Central China's leafy Loess Plateau

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... from the Gobi desert, the 440,000 square kilometre area, centred on Shaanxi province, gave birth to Chinese civilisation, but is now characterised by a denuded, yellowish and deeply eroded ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    New Delhi conference weighs plight of India's bears at hands of villagers

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of the bear in Indian culture to how many Mongolian Gobi bears remain. In India, the animals have traditionally had a bad time, either being tamed and used as dancing bears, or being attacked ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Google map shows 29 years of change

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi, LAURA ZHOU

    ... of Dubai, once a desert and now one of the Middle East's modern cities, the growth of Shanghai, the effect of harvesting from oil sands in Canada, and the razing of the Amazon to make way ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Darkness at noon as worst dust storm in months mixes with morning smog

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... An acrid mix of desert dust and urban smog pushes capital's air quality index off the scale before arrival of lung-saving northwesterly change The sun vanished and nearby buildings disappeared from view across northern China yesterday morning as the worst dust storm in months combined with thick, stagnant smog to create an acrid mix of air that deepened health concerns. Just ...




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