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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Tap water may be better than the bottled variety

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... breathing. In severe heat a human can lose up to 1.5 litres of water an hour. Our bodies are mostly comprised of water - it's in every cell, tissue and organ, it keeps our body temperature ... Nadine Bateman life@scmp.com It's important to drink about two litres of water every day, but what's the best source - filtered from the tap or bottled? Nadine Bateman asks ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Water wars pit thirsty Dakotas against barges for Missouri flow

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:21pm

    ... The Missouri River has blessed and cursed Kevin Schmidt, alternately nourishing or overrunning his farmland. This year its water saved his cows, and it may do so again next year if a lack of rain dries out his soil. The river sustains farmers and ranchers in its upper basin, 1,000 miles from where shippers are pushing to have more of its water released into the drought-depleted ...

  3. Head in the clouds

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Kristina Perez

    ... (475BC-221BC). And while White Dew alerts farmers to the time of year when the water droplets gather on the ground as the summer's heat fades, the calendar's 24 Solar Terms highlight other periods such as the Summer Solstice, the End of Heat, the Frost's Descent and the Great Cold. The five-week White Dew show is the second in a series that will comprise all 24 Solar Terms ...

  4. 747 days to go

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... complaint via the subtitles. Last week, the National Sailing Championships took place on the waters off Qingdao, host regatta city for the 2008 Games- and it was perfect weather... for rowing. ... will come down to one heat when the winds might not allow them to perform to their best,' he said. World sailing governing body ISAF said there was 'nothing on the cards' to move ...


    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Lance Cherry

    ... to place a fresh fillet on my Shek O table, I am perpetually shocked at how ravaged local waters are. Then I chanced upon a website full of monster pelagics - surface-dwelling ocean fish ... steamed out past Shek O, where I grinned at friends on the shore I couldn't see sitting at their favourite watering holes. People found their nooks, and the different characters began ...

  6. Shellfish crackdown looms as 19 fall sick

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... of shellfish exposed to toxic algae. It warned that the toxins were heat-resistant and not destroyed by regular cooking. ...

  7. Another 10 days of misery forecast for a city living in fear

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A city of 4 million people experiencing a sub-zero winter. No access to water, electricity, heat or food and no escape for nine days. Ice and snow everywhere, people living ... cut off, tap water has dried up, and nearly every means of modern transport- the railways, roads and expressways- have been shut down. In the urban areas, most shops have quickly run out ...

  8. Water torture

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to arrive again. Apparently, the winter rains soak into the water table, but spring rains either evaporate in the 'heat' or are drunk by the daffodils. Thus, while reservoirs in the north ... Tim Bryan It rained last Monday- the day that water bills rose 5.5 per cent, twice the rate of inflation. Londoners took it in their stride (there are no water meters, yet). It poured down ...

  9. India thirsting for a solution to water crisis

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... eastern India, where homes had been without water for a week in raging summer heat. In Gurgaon, a bustling new township outside the capital where massive shopping malls and commercial complexes ... Taps are running at a trickle and the prospect of social unrest looms, writes Amrit Dhillon A retired teacher in the New Delhi suburb of Vasant Kunj, Anita Duggal, has access to water from ...

  10. Splendid isolation

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the United States, past Canada's British Columbia and along the Alaskan coast, which is, again, US territory. We are in Canadian waters, between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast, ... for the night, before lighting the barbecue for dinner. We could be in any number of anchorages nearby; these waters offer a plethora of small coves and inlets, all of which are inviting places in which ...




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