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  1. Collision sinks PLA boat, crew missing

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan At least 13 Chinese naval personnel were left missing after their military vessel collided with a Hong Kong cargo ship near Zhuhai, according to a state media report. The accident happened last Thursday when the PLA patrol vessel collided with ...

  2. Toxic spills heighten water safety concerns

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in Hunan province claimed drinking water from a tributary of the Yangtze was safe after a cadmium spill last week, while an oil slick originating in Henan province had flowed into Shandong ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Two environmental accidents involving sulfuric acid were reported yesterday, including a spill from a fertiliser plant in Chongqing which left 30,000 people ...

  3. Israeli bombs' oil-slick threat to Med

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of fuel gushing into the sea, the country's environment minister said yesterday. 'Up until now 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil have spilled out into the sea after Israel's ... now stopped but another containing 25,000 tonnes of oil is still on fire and is in danger of exploding. Between 8,000 and 10,000 tonnes of fuel are on the shore and 5,000 on the open water. ...

  4. Say goodbye to foul black smoke

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... fuel that spews far less black smoke and other pollutants than conventional diesel. If spilled in the sea, it will decompose after 28 days. The fact is, biofuels, or fuels derived from ... of bio-diesel, to Osaka-based Hatakeyama Oil Corp, which supplies the fuel to bus and truck operators in the Japanese city. Many countries, including Japan, do not tax methyl ester but impose a duty ...

  5. Shanghai to bring in new rules on use of chemicals

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... population density made it necessary to improve regulation and management. The city has seen chemical spills from tanker trucks and oil spills from ships on local rivers, some of which supply ...

  6. The Exhibition

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chen Beixin Under the tutelage of Soviet oil painter KM Maximov (1913-1993) and one of the first graduates from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, Chen Beixin paints expressionist landscapes and boats, including The Village Access (top) and Bodega Bay (below). Tomorrow-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Hanart TZ Gallery, 202 Henley Bldg, 5 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: ...

  7. In a grim irony, cleanup spills cadmium into Yangtze tributary

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was stopped and 20 tonnes of lime put into the water to dissolve the cadmium. Water was also released from a nearby dam in order to dilute the toxic spill. The river supplies tap water ...

  8. In a grim irony, cleanup spills cadmium into Yangtze tributary

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from a nearby dam to dilute the toxic spill. The river supplies tap water to the provincial capital, Changsha, which has about 6 million residents, and nearby Xiangtan city, which has 700,000 ...

  9. Experts spill beans on bag of tricks

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Vanessa Mulquiney

    ... Vanessa Mulquiney Four makeup artists reveal their essentials when it comes to cosmetic bags:- US-based Natasha Sowry's must-haves are a good lip gloss and lip moisturiser (coloured or plain), lip liner, a moisturising foundation, an eye shadow compa ...

  10. All-clear on water supply despite chemical spill

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang A chemical spill polluted a reservoir providing drinking water to about 100,000 people in northwest Shaanxi province, but water quality was back to normal yesterday, a local official said. The spill occurred on Friday night when a tanker carrying 25 tonnes of liquid caustic soda skidded in wet conditions into the upper stream of the Xuefeng Reservoir in Hancheng, ...




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