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  1. Mountain regions in race against pollution disaster

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... ago, when polluters seriously damaged the environment. He said pollution could be controlled with new technology and moving factories into well-planned industrial zones, but admitted ... not capable of protecting important river sources. 'The Dongjiang will be completely polluted in 10 to 20 years if we don't do anything now,' he said. Investigating in Zhongxin ...

  2. Release the man who first raised the alarm about Tai Lake's pollution

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... residents as a blue-green algal bloom from the heavily polluted lake contaminated the city's tap water, making it foul-smelling and undrinkable. After scrambling for six days with emergency ... and favourable wind conditions, and the lowest water level in the lake in five decades. In fact, the fundamental cause of the crisis is the lake's heavy pollution- as several mainland ...

  3. Hong Kong investment adds to pollution problem

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

    ... It seems that every few months a new and equally alarming report on the polluted state of the waters in our region is released. Decades of rapid economic growth have brought the kind ... life- much less human use. The result should add urgency to cross-border efforts to deal with the marine pollution problem. The good news is that the regularity of the reports coming from ...

  4. Pollution, global warming main fears for young

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Young people in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou say air pollution and global warming are their top environmental concerns, well ahead of other problems such as deforestation and desertification, a survey shows. More than three-quarters of those polled in all three cities said the top environmental issue was air pollution and climate change. Hong Kong students said limited ...

  5. Air pollution drives up the cost of hiring

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... health concerns among residents, they are hurting the city's competitiveness. Companies are being forced to offer more money to attract top talent to work in our increasingly polluted city. ... infrastructure, Hong Kong has plummeted 12 places from the number 20 position it held in 2005 because of pollution levels. The ECA said worsening air quality created by Hong Kong vehicles, power producing ...

  6. HK-owned textile factory in delta faces fines over pollution

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dongguan's deputy mayor Li Yuquan blamed Dongguan Fuan Textiles factory for river pollution and said it should be severely punished. The factory is alleged to have discharged at least 47,000 tonnes ... River Delta expert at the China Development Institute, predicted more fines would be imposed as the local government moved to drive out polluting industries. 'We will see tougher measures ...

  7. Guangdong to go ahead with drive against pollution

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Up to 1,000 factories, some Hong Kong-owned, are affected The Guangdong authorities have stood firm on a new policy to crack down on polluting industries under which 1,000 ... There was no breakdown on how many of them were Hong Kong owned. The crackdown on these factories was seen as a part of a wider policy targeting polluting industries for better industrial sustainability. Other ...

  8. Fisherman's wife battles to turn the tide against polluters

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the ravages of pollution, caused by 26 chemical factories indiscriminately dumping toxic waste into the village's water system and the river. Together with her husband, she often takes their fishing boat down the Qiantang River in the middle of the night to catch polluters attempting to release poisonous effluents without being detected. 'We common folks need to defend ...

  9. Pollution protests a powder keg, say activists

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Meishan township, Xincheng county and Huaxi village lie within a 200km radius, stretching in a north-south band across Zhejiang, one of the mainland's richest provinces. But they have something else in common: in the past four months, all have witnessed violent protests against polluting factories. Although the provincial government has improved ...

  10. Guangdong waters still filthy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Nearly 12 per cent of Guangdong's estuaries remain severely polluted and have not improved in the past year, the province's top ... that 11.8 per cent of the water in Guangdong's estuaries was classified as 'worse than class five'- equivalent to 'severely polluted'. 'The estuaries of the Shenzhen ...




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