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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Swimmers not told for hours about large leak of raw sewage into the sea

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAIR, Ernest Kao

    ... in the environmental monitoring and audit documents for the treatment works, the operators must inform the Drainage Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Water Supplies Department, and Leisure and Cultural Services Department within an hour of a discharge being discovered. The Water Supplies Department said yesterday that it had still not had official notification of any leak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581292/contractor-slow-reveal-sewage-leak
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Demonstrators in northern Lantau fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if area nearby gets protected status Villagers in zoning ... includes Pak Mong, Ngau Kwu Long and Tai Ho villages, fear their rights to farm and build small houses will be restricted if the restrictive development plans are agreed to. "Step by step, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580476/villagers-northern-lantau-destroy-mangrove-protest-over-potential
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... the winter months to power turbines, starving Poyang of supplies. Water levels in Poyang have been dropping since 2003 and in December fell by 7.5 metres, a record low, according to official figures. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

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

    ... the water supply of the state's 38 million inhabitants. Two weeks ago, governor Jerry Brown introduced emergency measures forbidding residents from watering lawns more than twice a week. He has ... with the lawn and... you know there is something maybe in our childhoods or whatever about the way our house should look," she said. "I think we just need to move beyond that." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... supplies run short. Casualties involving human are rarely reported in summer. The website quoted Professor Yang Weikang, biologist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, as saying that intensifying confrontations in Xinjiang between humans and wild animals in recent years have severely reduced the animals’ habitat and food supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572753/six-injured-rare-xinjiang-wolf-attack
  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... sharks are killed every year for their fins, primarily to supply the mainland market. Some shark populations have declined by up to 98 per cent in the past 15 years. High-profile media campaigns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Increase food imports to save water, official says Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, ... of Environmental Protection, told a conference the nation should open up further to overseas food supplies and put stricter limits on the consumption of water for agriculture in areas like Xinjiang. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... carried out on a rooftop of a public housing estate in Tseung Kwan O found the opposite, which surprised many in the field. Soil contains water and water carries heat," he said. He urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  9. 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
  10. 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

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