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  1. Pearl River Delta reels under more rain

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam in Guangzhou Heavy rain continued to wreak havoc across the Pearl River Delta as 1.66 million people over nine provinces and regions in south China were displaced from ... Administration said water was receding in cities including Sanshui and Dongguan in Guangdong. However, water levels would remain high in the Pearl River until the weekend, as upstream water continued ...

  2. Water diverted into Pearl River system to ease salinity problem

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Guangdong authorities yesterday began diverting 900 million cubic metres of water into the Pearl River Delta system to try to ease a water salinity problem in Macau, ... Zhuhai and Zhongshan has turned excessively saline in recent months as a result of a prolonged drought in the Pearl River Delta basin. Meanwhile, Mr Tang told a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Portugal ...

  3. Hong Kong swamped, delta braced for worse

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu and Alice Yan Cities across the Pearl River Delta were last night bracing for record-high flood crests on two rain-swollen rivers. Floodwaters rushing eastwards down the Xijiang ... Shaoqing yesterday, but when they merge with floodwaters rushing down the Beijiang, or North River, water levels will reach the highest in local history. Mr Chen said the Pearl River would remain ...

  4. Down in the Delta

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... at thousands of other plants across the Pearl River Delta, where workers churn out everything from golf clubs to DVD players, toys and even Christmas trees. The delta is being hailed by many ... period last year, while exports grew 26 per cent to US$121.73 billion. Analysts and business owners say that the Pearl River Delta's future lies in innovation. 'The key challenge ...

  5. Disaster warning over plan to link rivers

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... on the Gan-Yue Canal proposal. The 1,237 kilometre canal would connect the Gan River in Jiangxi with the Pearl River in Guangdong, creating a new route for shipping and trade. A Jiangxi Waterways Bureau ... Connecting the Pearl with the Gan could cut the distance ships cover between the Pearl and Yangtze deltas by more than 1,200 kilometres, avoiding the coasts of Fujian, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Citing ...

  6. Pan-delta weather news at one click

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Local meteorologists came a step closer to achieving their goal of a standardised Pearl River Delta weather warning system with the launch yesterday of a weather website ... and differences in geography shape how we explain our weather The combined number of weather warnings used by Hong Kong, Macau and Pear River Delta cities is: 26 ...

  7. Pearl River's source now 'almost dry'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The source of the Pearl River in Qujing, Yunnan, has almost dried up. Zeng Lingyan, administrative director of the Pearl River Source Natural Reserve, said yesterday ... provinces such as Guangdong are not the only ones worrying. Many countries in Southeast Asia have also raised concerns. Zeng said the Pearl River's source began to dry up at the end ...

  8. Delta sea level to rise sharply, scientists predict

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Pearl River Delta faces serious flooding, according to mainland scientists who say the sea level in the region is likely to rise by as much as 30cm by 2030. The Xinhua report quoted the scientists as saying that as a result, 42 per cent of land in the delta would be below sea level, making cities vulnerable to flooding, storm and typhoons. The study by more than 100 researchers from ...

  9. State oil refinery blamed for turning Pearl River tributary black

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Environmental protection officials in Guangdong are scrambling to institute cleanup measures after heavy rain flushed toxic effluent into the Pearl River system, ... the central-government-owned refinery had stealthily discharged effluent which washed into the Dongjiang, one of the Pearl River's tributaries. 'They take advantage of the rain to discharge their effluent. ...

  10. Delta air quality 'making huge gains'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmental officials have claimed 'huge' success in efforts to improve air quality in the Pearl River Delta, although they admit plummeting industrial ... Despite the improvement, a Hong Kong environmental official was cautious about saying last year represented a watershed in the battle to reverse the trend of worsening air quality in the delta ...




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