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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pollution at the heart of China's water woes

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says while China may recognise the scale of its water crisis, it is not doing enough to clean up its polluted waterways or reduce demand, focusing instead ... demand for water and lead to crop shortages by 2030, according to reports. A lack of water is compounded by the high levels of water pollution. Hu Siyi, vice-minister at the Ministry of Water ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour 'clean enough' without HK$30b sewage treatment upgrade

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... only marginal improvements to water quality in western Victoria Harbour and bring little benefit to near-shore pollution. They said the priority was to cut off improperly connected pipes ... such as ferric chloride to the waste water to remove pollutants. In 2010, chlorine-based disinfection was introduced to remove bacteria from the effluent. The plant handles about 1.8 million cubic metres ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Premier Li Keqiang has declared war on pollution in an attempt to head off growing anger over the quality of China's air, water and soil. ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities want assurances that areas near meeting venues will be in top shape, but play down concerns about air pollution Capital seeks pledges on clean-up ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Sailing chiefs want water quality tests on Rio's 'open sewer' Olympics venue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:43pm by Associated Press

    ... on Rio's 'open sewer' Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics ... Rebelo, Rio's state environment secretary Carlos Francisco Portinho acknowledged in a best-case scenario that pollution flowing into the bay could be cut to "over 50 per cent"- well ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, ... while water supply to more than 100 food production factories were suspended as well. The official, who chose not to be named, said they were investigating whether the pollution was coming from ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator for sewage sludge generating a lot of air pollution Official information on the completion, operation and output of the world's largest sewage sludge incinerator, in Tuen ... The plant is designed to burn 2,000 tonnes a day of organic sewage sludge, including natural compounds like salt from seawater used for flushing. The sludge is sterilised and water has been ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 26, 2013

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... for stability and prosperity in any society. Tse Pak-kin, Tai Kok Tsui   Punish people who pollute water supplies I refer to the report ("China's water still unfit to drink after multibillion-yuan clean-up", February 21). China aims to spend US$850 billion to improve the quality of mainland water supplies over the next decade. Supplies are overused and polluted. China, ...

  10. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A veteran policeman braved sewage and bile to rescue a girl from a river in Zhejiang, but he too ended being hospitalised - and heavily polluted water ... growing water pollution problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. ...




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