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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... pumping polluted water into the desert. The official, surnamed Chen, told the paper local authorities had closed 15 factories in 2012 after state television unveiled a similar case. But a lack ... to the ponds. The factories also buried industrial waste in the sands after the polluted water dried up in the ponds, residents told the paper. Liu Shurun, an ecologist at Inner Mongolia Normal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587460/factories-investigated-emptying-waste-water-inner-mongolia-desert
  2. 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
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen mandy.zuo@scmp.com Capital to harness sea and mountains to secure fresh air and water A Beijing government think tank has made two ambitious proposals to tackle the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving the construction of a huge canal to Tianjin and the other creating a massive artificial fresh air intake in the municipality's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water
  4. News - China - PROTEST

    Pollution fears prompt protests against chemical plants and incinerators

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... went out on Weibo. One said the incinerator "will directly pollute the water and air of the entire Boluo county. For our families, reject cancer!" Video from the protest suggests ... of the country's arable farmland. The World Health Organisation says air pollution levels in Beijing are 40 times higher than deemed safe to breathe. Dangerous levels of heavy metals show up in its rice. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594929/pollution-fears-prompt-protests-against-chemical-plants-and-incinerators
  5. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies ... in Wushan county, Xinhua reported. The compound is widely used in the mining industry and repeated exposure to the chemical can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575656/sulphur-plant-pollutes-reservoir-chongqing
  6. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan I refer to the report (" Tai Po beach clears court hurdle ", August 13). Why does the government rush ahead with this project when water quality in existing beaches is deteriorating? I refer specifically to Hoi Ha Wan. I have been swimming there regularly since 2006 and the water has always been crystal clear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580465/department-failing-stop-pollution-pristine-hoi-ha-wan
  7. News - China - WATER CRISIS

    Beijing residents defy law to sink own wells in search of clean water

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Li Jing

    ... is slightly muddy. Ma said they would let the water flow for a few days to clear it of pollutants before piping it into nearby households. None of this patchwork of essential infrastructure has ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents take matters into their own hands as capital struggles to provide water for swelling population- but it's not a good solution Beijingers defy law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590237/beijing-residents-defy-law-sink-own-wells-search-clean-water
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cities in the region have no guidelines when it comes to environmental impact on each other Pollute thy neighbour: no rules in Pearl River Delta Campaigners called for central oversight of construction projects in the Pearl River Delta yesterday- because none of the city governments in the region prohibit the pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588889/pollute-thy-neighbour-no-rules-pearl-river-delta
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to the ocean to ease water shortages Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, ... of the Yellow Sea, has some of China's most polluted waters. The pollution in the gulf, also known as the Bohai Sea, comes mainly from a large number of coastal industrial zones in Tianjin, Dalian, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  10. 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 the system on the mainland, which is battling pollution after decades of rapid industrialisation. Team leader Irene Lo Man-chi said the system worked by injecting reusable magnetic particles ...

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

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