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  1. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: The real cost of water scarcity Mainland water is widely regarded as an underpriced asset, given the huge demand and its relative scarcity. The mainland has about 7 per cent of the world's water yet uses about 16 per cent of it- a trend that is only likely to increase. Polluted water creates an additional stress on the system. The increase in polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1579493/chart-day-real-cost-water-scarcity
  2. News - Hong Kong

    HKUST scientists invent new water purification system on trial in Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com HKUST invents new system to purify water Local researchers have teamed up with a private electroplating firm in Shenzhen to test out a filtering ... of a material known as zero-valent iron to remove metals that can cause disease. "After wastewater treatment, if the water meets a discharged standard, it can be sent to the river," said Lo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577879/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purification-system-trial-shenzhen
  3. FUNDRAISING

    Mainland business moguls, celebrities catch 'ice-water fever' at the weekend

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:04pm by LAURA ZHOU; PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... ice water was dumped on their heads to raise money for research on ALS, a disease of the nervous system that leads to paralysis and popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Videos ... OnePlus, shared what he called “China’s first ice bucket challenge” on Sunday. He called on three household names in the domestic information technology industry to either pour the ice water over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1576055/mainland-business-moguls-celebrities-catch-ice-water-fever-weekend
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... off Kowloon Bay last week. Coral experts said while the species was not uncommon in local waters, they were not aware of it having been found so close to the central harbour before. However, ... coral entangled in the net. "We never expected to see this coming out of the water," Tsang Kin-sing, who was among the activists on board, said. "We released it back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575619/diaoyu-boat-sticks-fishing-unexpected-result
  5. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    SFC begins insider trading case against Water Oasis ex-chief Salina Yu

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:29am by Langi Chiang

    ... Lai-si, the former chief executive of Water Oasis Group, for alleged insider dealing of her company’s shares. The commission said Yu avoided a loss of about HK$281,346 by selling all her Water ... on the same day. That was the last trading day before the Lunar New Year holiday weekend. Water Oasis shares dropped 14.08 per cent to close at HK$1.22 on January 26, the first trading day after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1574120/sfc-begins-insider-trading-case-against-water-oasis-ex-chief
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung.@scmp.com Department says its relaxation of rules for work on bridge to Macau and Zhuhai is reasonable Water quality standards at bridge defended The environmental watchdog has defended its decision to relax the water quality standards for the Hong Kong section of the bridge linking the city with Zhuhai and Macau, saying that the change is both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570814/water-quality-standards-bridge-defended
  7. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Tabloid apologies for 'fake' claim over report of quake-zone soldiers cooking in muddy water

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:43pm by Kathy Gao Kathy.gao@scmp.com

    ... tabloid newspaper was caught up in controversy after its website alleged that a report of soldiers cooking noodles in muddy water while carrying out rescue work in quake-stricken Yunnan province ... account, saying that the soldiers “have indeed eaten instant noodles cooked in muddy water”. His apology has since been reposted on the newspaper website’s official Weibo account. A post on Global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567694/tabloid-apologies-fake-claim-over-report-quake-zone-soldiers-cooking
  8. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships advance in waters near Diaoyus defying Japan’s white paper warning

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... into waters off Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday, officials said, after Tokyo's annual defence paper warned of China's "dangerous acts" near the disputed archipelago. Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567585/defying-japans-warning-chinese-ships-advance-waters-near-diaoyus
  9. News - World - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Prague, Johannesburg zoos in hot water over deaths of eight antelopes

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Zoos in hot water over deaths of 8 antelopes Animal welfare campaigners have criticised two leading international zoos after eight antelopes shipped ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said. It claimed they had been without water for four to five days. "All the animals were in various stages of dehydration and four had already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567761/prague-johannesburg-zoos-hot-water-over-deaths-eight-antelopes
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Increase food imports to save water, official says Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, ... of Environmental Protection, told a conference the nation should open up further to overseas food supplies and put stricter limits on the consumption of water for agriculture in areas like Xinjiang. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment

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