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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1199587/dead-ducks-china-river-swine-flow-eases
  2. A yellow river runs in Shanghai's taps

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... World Expo along the Huangpu River and attract more foreign companies, water quality is a big issue. Shanghai has set a goal of making it possible to drink water directly from the tap by 2010. ... water source is the Huangpu, a main shipping lane and a dumping ground for factories and households. Besides cleaning up the Huangpu, authorities have announced plans to bring more drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540532/yellow-river-runs-shanghais-taps
  3. Everyone talks about the new Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze. But where does the river actually go from and to?

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Kingdom. The Yangtze waters spill into the ocean just outside Shanghai; the river that runs through the city, the Huangpu, is one of its many tributaries. The Yangtze is a key trade and transport ... Mark Graham Believe it or not, it was a Hong Kong-based explorer who discovered the definitive source of the Yangtze River, up on the Tibetan plateau. Wong How-man, president of the China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547743/everyone-talks-about-new-three-gorges-dam-yangtze-where-does-river-actually-go-and
  4. 3,500 plunge into 'very clean' Pearl River for swimathon

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou More than 3,500 people led by Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua and Guangzhou Mayor Zhang Guangning plunged into the polluted Pearl River yesterday for the first swimathon since 1976, when 10,000 commemorated Mao Zedong's 1966 Yangtze River dip. They covered the 800 metres between Sun Yat-sen University and the Xinghai Concert Hall after much care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556396/3500-plunge-very-clean-pearl-river-swimathon
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... auspicious distinction: the origin of some 20,000 pig carcasses retrieved from Shanghai's Huangpu River and other waterways stretching to the coast. Jiaxing is the leading hog-raising centre ... Huangpu River scandal is a typical example of how the environment has been overloaded." The Jiaxing Daily reported that the city government was studying how to reduce the local hog population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204193/cradle-communist-party-centre-dead-pig-fiasco
  6. Shanghai plans to build its own artificial island

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... property project in October for US$28 million. It was named after Shanghai. It will build western style villas beside a river the company will create, mimicking Shanghai's Huangpu River ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623293/shanghai-plans-build-its-own-artificial-island
  7. World Expo's signature project is cancelled

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has scrapped plans for a footbridge across the Huangpu River designed to be the architectural signature of the 2010 World Expo, but an official denied the central government's push to slow investment was to blame. The 'floral bridge', a walkway decorated with flowers linking the expo site on both banks of the river, received high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464427/world-expos-signature-project-cancelled
  8. Yangtze's overall water quality worsening, first-time report says

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... seriously polluted tributaries, such as the Min, Tuo, Xiang and Huangpu rivers. More than 90 per cent of lakes linked to the Yangtze River have been affected by excessive nutrients in the water ... Alice Yan The water quality of the nation's longest river is deteriorating, with the risk of flooding exacerbated by building the Three Gorges Dam, a report on the Yangtze's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589157/yangtzes-overall-water-quality-worsening-first-time-report-says
  9. Shanghai to demolish 15,000 homes for 2010 World Expo

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Shanghai said yesterday it would demolish 15,000 homes to clear the site for the World Expo in 2010. The area, next to the Huangpu River, is crowded with apartment buildings, a large steel plant and one of the city's three shipyards. Plans for the clearance were announced by Huang Jianzhi, a senior official of the Expo Office Co-ordination Bureau. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436873/shanghai-demolish-15000-homes-2010-world-expo
  10. City vows to toughen safety standards

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai Shanghai officials have promised to improve safety on infrastructure projects after the collapse of an underground tunnel for a new road which forced the evacuation of 16 families. The accident is the second of its type in just more than a year following the collapse of an underground subway tunnel beneath the Huangpu River last July which caused 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475707/city-vows-toughen-safety-standards

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