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  1. 17 water polluters get 'yellow cards'

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a concern. The city's plan to host the 2010 World Expo on a site along the Huangpu River has prompted authorities to do more about the problem. Under new rules, Shanghai has given the 17 worst ... takes precedence. State media says about 80 per cent of Shanghai's water comes from the polluted Huangpu, which winds through the city. Officials say local seafood contains toxins ...

  2. Cleaner air on horizon by year's end: Liao

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... in power plants in Shajiao, Huangpu, Taishan and Zhuhai in the Pearl River Delta region by 2005. Similar works will be carried out on all oil-fired and coal-fired power plants with a capacity over ... of the year as some of the heavily polluting power plants in the Pearl River Delta are cleaned up, the environment minister says. Guangdong's biggest cluster of power plants, at Humen ...

  3. Yellow River Delta faces huge challenges in halting pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Dongying, Shandong The Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilisation, is now giving birth to what is claimed to be the country's first environmentally friendly ... and adviser to the Ministry of Environmental Protection who has visited the region many times, says the Yellow River Delta faces greater challenges than other areas in achieving environmentally ...

  4. 515m yuan fraud in river clean-up campaign

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Eleven of the 13 provinces in a river clean-up programme across the mainland either misused or faked spending totalling 515 million yuan (HK$584 million) over seven years, a state ... in clean-up projects. The audit report also said it was reviewing the 91 billion yuan in state investment meant for the clean-up of the Liao, Hai and Huai rivers, and Tai, Chao and Dianchi lakes from ...

  5. How we sold the pink dolphins down the river

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is not in doubt. It will further integrate Hong Kong into the economy of the Pearl River Delta and facilitate development of the western side of the delta. What is in doubt, however, is the ecological ... they are smart and know how to get out of the way. Tell that to the Yangtze River dolphins, which are now extinct. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. ...

  6. Residents in the Pearl River Delta region worried about pollution and water quality, survey shows

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 80 per cent of Pearl River Delta residents say pollution is adversely affecting their lives, while 60 per cent are concerned about the quality of the region's ... in Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan and Jiangmen worried that pollution would affect their health. Exhaust fumes and industrial pollution were seen as the main threats. Nearly 60 per cent said rivers ...

  7. HK firms share blame for polluted Pearl River

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Greenpeace has lashed out at three enterprises for discharging industrial sewage into the Pearl River, with one sample containing an amount of a cancer-causing metal 25 times over Guangdong's legal limit. In a report titled 'Hazardous Chemical Pollution of the Pearl River' published yesterday, the environmental watchdog targeted enterprises- mostly those involved ...

  8. Metal poisoning part of everyday life along Xiang River

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... water. Cadmium is just one of the toxic heavy metals that have contaminated the river, which is a lifeline for tens of millions of Hunan natives. The Xiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze that runs through the provincial capital, Changsha, has been known for its metal pollution problems since the early 1970s and has become one of the dirtiest rivers in China over the past three ...

  9. 50b yuan for river cleanup

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangzhou will spend nearly 50 billion yuan (HK$56.66 billion) on cleaning up the Pearl River and its tributaries by mid-2010, in time for the Asian Games that November. Zhang Hu, director of the Guangzhou municipal bureau of water affairs, said the city government would clean up 121 rivers with a total length of 388km in 18 months. It would order ...

  10. River pollution remains chronic

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung The nation's eastern waterways continue to be heavily polluted, with the Huai and Liao rivers topping the list of the country's dirtiest rivers, according to the State Environmental Protection Administration. Released yesterday, the agency's monthly freshwater quality report said more than 80 per cent of the water sampled from the Huai River was unfit for human ...




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