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  1. Officials must act now to save our precious countryside

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'improvement' works- a concrete path on one bank; an ugly metal 'safety' railing along another stretch; part of the marine wall is being replaced to make it safe, which seems to require ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... & Ocean Grand Chemicals Holdings, through its subsidiaries, is engaged mainly in the production and sale of chemicals for electroplating of precious metals. The company's name and business scope were incorrectly reported in a B2 report on December 14. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com As concerns grow over the safety of food supplies, officials plan to undertake a survey of heavy-metal contamination's distribution Ministry to put soil pollution on the map The Ministry of Land and Resources is compiling a nationwide "pollution map" to gauge the level of heavy-metal contamination in soil due to human activities, according ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's heavy metal and chemical pollution worsening

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Expert warns policymakers yet to address most health-threatening of contamination problems Heavy-metal pollution crisis worsening A senior environmental policy ... which pose even greater health risks to the public have yet to gain policymakers' attention." Wang cited heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals that can accumulate in human bodies, ...

  5. out of the woods

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... Jonathan Hopfner The 19th-century American philosopher Henry David Thoreau is best known for living a back-to-basics existence in a spartan forest cabin, an experience chronicled in his work Walden. Germany-based Faber-Castell has released a pen that honours Thoreau's legendary retreat. The Walden Woods limited-edition rollerball pen is made from precious metals and ash ...

  6. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic development and environmental protection. Non-ferrous metals are precious resources which need careful handling, said Liao Jincheng, a Hechi official in charge of economic planning. ... of the river. The chimneys mostly belong to metal smelters, one of which was responsible for January's poisoning of the Longjiang, an upstream tributary of the Pearl River. The authorities ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach found to be contaminated with heavy metals

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Activists uncover government records showing there was a dumping site nearby, which they say makes it unsuitable for swimmers Heavy metals found at new beach site More doubts have been raised about water quality near the site of a proposed artificial beach in Lung Mei, Tai Po. Green groups said yesterday it had high levels of heavy metals, making ...

  8. Water is ver precious

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck China's northwest is a giant desert with kilometre after kilometre of sand dunes, rocky mountain ranges and low scrubby plants. I've just come back from a motorcycle trip across northern mainland, from Beijing to Kashgar, in the Xi ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Happy Valley residents protest rollout of artificial grass plan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... "The natural pitches are something precious to the valley as it helps to cool down our living environment," said Happy Valley Residents' Association chairman Patrick Lau Hing-tat, who ... years. The natural pitches are something precious to the valley as it helps to cool down our living environment. Filling the area with asphalt and plastic carpet is a very bad move Happy Valley ...

  10. Preserving precious assets

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... is precious to us, and we do everything possible to preserve them. First, we try to prevent risk through proper tree maintenance. 'Every year, we conduct at least one risk assessment for every ...




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