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  1. Big stink as Pearl River Delta battles a rising tide of sewage

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Officials in the heavily polluted Pearl River Delta are waging war on sewage sludge swamping the region. Winning the war, however, might be difficult. It's well known that Guangdong has a big problem. Foul-smelling landfills are filling up and waste incinerators are being planned close to residential areas, sparking protests about health concerns. But while most ...

  2. Source of Pearl River is slowly drying up

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... areas in non-polluting enterprises and organic farming in underdeveloped, mountainous areas upstream. 'Businesses from the Pearl River Delta could also co-operate with upstream provinces ... It runs through most of the southern region and helps nourish more than 300 million people. According to a 2008 report on the Pearl River's water resources, the delta consumed more water from ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Putting a brake on torrents of filth

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou While rich delta cities can afford expensive cleanups, poor upstream provinces continue to pollute the Pearl River Pearl River Delta cities are rich enough to start cleaning up the mess they have made of the river, but experts warn the problem is moving upstream as poorer inland provinces attract more polluting industries. The Pearl River dumps 8,655 ...

  5. Illegal Vietnamese workers flood delta factories

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

    ... He Huifeng Thousands of illegal Vietnamese workers have found work in the Pearl River Delta's factories, thanks to a severe labour shortage and unintended side effects ... of a growing but illegal foreign labour force in the delta, mainly from Vietnam and other neighbouring countries. Guangdong government statistics show that police investigated 7,940 cases involving ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  7. Hong Kong investment adds to pollution problem

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The evidence also points to an 18 per cent reduction in the sea area at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta, which covers all of these bays. The report attributes the problem to illegal dumping, aggressive reclamation and unbridled development. It also predicts that the entire sea area at the mouth of the Pearl River could disappear within 70 to 100 years. It should not take such dire ...

  8. Macau catching more MICE

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau The former Portuguese enclave is working hard to promote its corporate events and conference facilities PAIRS OF PRIMLY dressed foreigners stood on the steps leading to the Ruins of St Paul's, holding a crossword puzzle in their ha ...

  9. Recordin' a record

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... Some 7,000 Hong Kong children and the Philharmonic Orchestra are tuning up to make history in harmony- hopefully. Joshua Samuel Brown reports January 30, 1969: The Beatles perform together for the last time on the roof of their London headquarters. June 8, 1977: The Sex Pistols blast God Save the Queen! from a barge on the River Thames during Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Couple found dead in bath, gas leak suspected A Hong Kong man and his mainland girlfriend were found dead in a bathtub at their Shenzhen home yesterday. A gas leak is thought to have killed them. The bodies of the 57-year old and his 36-year old girlfrien ...




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