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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... forests are an important component in the ecosystem and also in supplying clean drinking water. "The dense vegetation of forested mountains acts as a water catchment, almost like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal ... times higher than national limits. An investigation continues, but lax supervision, the proximity of petrochemical facilities and corroded supply pipes have all been identified as possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... the government said supply had returned to normal but warned of possible interruptions in the future. The contamination was initially believed to have come from a leaking pipeline belonging to Lanzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Water supplies returned to normal in the western city of Lanzhou yesterday, but the city government warned residents there was a "danger" of more interruptions in future. "The ... by the government not to use tap water after tests showed excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene in the city's water supply. [The water] still has a strange smell. I won't drink it. I won't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482128/lanzhou-water-plant-replace-corroded-pipe-after-benzene-contamination
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... and industry experts. Obama said he would use his executive powers to expand the Pacific Islands marine park, where the White House said "tropical coral reefs and associated marine ecosystems ... as the people who depend on them for food and their livelihoods," Obama said. But the White House pledged that fishermen, scientists and conservation experts would be consulted before the outlines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535698/us-joins-island-nations-creating-vast-pacific-ocean-sanctuary
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... a tanker overturned, prompting the authorities to cut off water supplies to people in the area for several hours. The tanker was carrying the chemical tetrachloroethane when the accident happened ... vapour is inhaled. Prolonged exposure to the chemical may cause cancer, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Water supplies were cut off for about three hours after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1515151/tonnes-toxic-chemical-spill-hangzhou-river-after-tanker-overturns
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... at the construction site, where 20 village houses are being built on one side of a single-track road adjacent to the stream. The area is part of one of 54 enclaves which the government is drawing up plans ... that construction of the 20 village houses will pave the way for more environmental destruction. Local geologist Kevin Laurie said he was concerned about Tai Tan's mudflats, the last place in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen to hold first-ever auction of carbon permits

    Posted May 28th 2014, 12:50pm by Reuters

    ... supply, taken from a reserve set aside by the city government last year, will help companies meet their carbon reduction targets under the scheme. But speculators complained the minimum price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1520266/shenzhen-hold-first-ever-auction-carbon-permits
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Crippled HK$27 billion Jinsha River hydro plant badly built, says official

    Posted May 27th 2014, 02:47pm by Li Jing and Alice Yan

    ... electricity as it had contracted to supply. The hydropower station first came under the spotlight when construction of its 140-metre dam was halted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection in June ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1519858/vast-hydropower-station-left-idle-year-after-sluice-gate-ripped

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