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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 - 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... at risk from waste water: scientists Waste water from a building site in a Sai Kung country park enclave is polluting a stream rich with wildlife including creatures known as "living ... reported seeing cleaners sweeping waste water into the freshwater stream. The officials vowed to keep close tabs on the area after the residents traced sludge in the stream uphill to a muddy ditch ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... waters and belching out smoke. In March, the government published the 2012 emission inventory for Hong Kong. Marine transport continues to be the main source of these pollutants: nitrogen oxides, ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says officials must act now to curb emissions Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome here In a recent South China Morning Post online poll, readers named ...

  10. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    China's South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers' livelihoods

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... But the lake water has become polluted with excessive nutrients from fish farms and other aquaculture. Aquaculture emissions are not as visible as the industrialised pollution that changes the colour ... the area. The government has relocated polluting factories, removed silt from the river beds and built sewage treatment plants to process both industrial and urban waste water. Ditches have been dug ...




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