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  1. Save water- it's a precious resource

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bobsy Seventy per cent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, and water makes up 70 per cent of our bodies. Life on Earth is dependent on water. Last week's chemical factory disaster on the mainland is testament to this. The water supply in Harbin has been turned off, creating chaos in the city. We cannot live for more than three days without water. Yet we continue ...

  2. Park pledges resources for research

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI More resources from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) will be allocated to the regeneration of marine ecology in South Asia after the disastrous tsunami. Over ... Speaking at the 10th Ocean Park Conservation Day last weekend, Nora Tam, trustee chair of the OPCF, said they would allocate more resources and funding for studying the impact of the Asian tsunami ...

  3. New laws urged to save resources

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... economy' and enhance the efficiency of resource consumption. He listed laws covering land and water resources management, construction, electricity and coal, and other resources as those requiring ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing urgently needs to reform its laws to promote the efficient use of resources, experts said yesterday, warning that shortages pose an increasingly big obstacle ...

  4. A city in catastrophe, but rescuers lack even the most basic resources

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... to relieve the biggest human catastrophe he is likely to witness, but he does not have even the most basic resources. He cannot communicate with his officers, and his officers can barely communicate ... anything to give these people. We don't have water, electricity or toilet facilities. How can I take all these refugees when we can't even take care of our own people?' says Sheriff ...

  5. Resources need rules out war

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... such as oil, copper and nickel. A conclusion drawn from his forecasts is Beijing has to pursue a pragmatic and peaceful foreign policy to ensure that it gets the resources it needs. Countries near ... to drill for oil and gas in areas they dispute in the East China Sea and, in the past six months, have been sparring with each other. China sent a nuclear submarine into Japanese waters in November ...

  6. Claws out as watchdog flexes green muscles

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... over pollution controls on the Huai River. The Ministry of Water Resources hit back, accusing Sepa of creating unnecessary public attention. The rare public spat between key government bodies ... departments. A senior Ministry of Water Resources official yesterday said Sepa's revelation of their differences over the standards that should be used in cleaning up the heavily polluted Huai ...

  7. 15b yuan 'still not enough' to clean up city's canals

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the latest government effort to deal with the stink and pollution from the city's 231 canals, a source of complaints by residents. A Pearl River Water Resources Commission official said ... structures and worsening water pollution from nearby areas such as Conghua and Huadu had frustrated canal cleanup efforts. Guangzhou Water Resources Bureau director Zheng Chunhai told the Nanfang ...

  8. Testing the waters in the East China Sea

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... their row over territorial and energy rights in the East China Sea based on sharing resources in the area. A deal would enable both sides to back away from a dispute that could lead to a military ... on April 8 by Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang. He noted that China had proposed shelving the dispute and working together on developing the area's resources. The East China Sea dispute ...

  9. Water projects audit uncovers failings

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Yellow River in Sanmenxia's Yingchi county. The Panshitou reservoir lies in Henan's Hebi city and has a capacity of 608 million cubic metres. The provincial water resources bureau said ... investigated and dealt with by the State Commission of Development and Reform, the Ministry of Water Resources and provincial authorities. ...

  10. China's worsening water crisis

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ...-saving society was the best way to solve the problem. Relative to the size of its population, China is not well-endowed with natural resources including fresh water, fertile land and forest cover to protect watersheds. The World Bank estimated last year that China's internal fresh-water resources per person amounted to just more than 2,200 cubic metres a year, about one-third ...




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