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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... But the ambitious plan could be hobbled by the region's limited water resources, although local officials seem oblivious to that fact. As a testament to the region's economic ambition, Ningxia ... are water-intensive and constrained by water resources," Zhang said. "That's why the industry has developed very slowly in other coal rich regions, such as Xinjiang." But he said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1034472/ningxias-coal-and-farm-projects-pose-critical-threat-water-supplies
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ..., Chen Lei, to talk about the precious resource. Part of that includes sharing the experiences of Australia, where water supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin- known as the country's food ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1043327/australian-minister-tony-burke-will-pitch-antarctic-ice-plan-beijing
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Guangzhou's water environment, water resources, air quality, solid waste and environmental management indicies were low. But the bank said there had been a consistent improvement between 2007 and 2011. In the capital, water resource and air quality indicators remained poor because Beijing had low per capita water resources, high concentrations of nitrogen oxide and limited ability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum. Rapid urbanisation has heaped pressure on water resources and drainage systems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1241488/major-projects-can-counter-flooding-asian-cities-experts-say
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Project succeeds in lifting Dongjiang water quality

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... Supplies Department's advisory committee on water resources and quality of water supplies. "There was also no industrial waste or pollution that we could see," Chan said. The river ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Project succeeds in lifting Dongjiang water quality The Dongjiang, the Guangdong river that supplies most of Hong Kong's fresh water, is significantly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1350220/project-succeeds-lifting-dongjiang-water-quality
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... ships to buy grain from overseas?" he said. Mu's comments reflect a wider debate among policymakers about the best use of the nation's increasingly scarce water resources ... Reuters in Beijing Increase food imports to save water, official says Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561412/increasing-food-imports-will-ease-water-and-energy-shortages-environment
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... there are thought to be fewer than 1,000 left. After years of hard lobbying by Jiangxi officials, the project has already been backed by the Ministry of Water Resources. But since Su was placed under ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government's top planning body said to be discussing scheme at Poyang Lake that has been widely condemned by environmentalists Troubled waters: huge dam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580458/troubled-waters-huge-poyang-lake-dam-back-agenda
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But the rights mean HKDN will "extend, expand, dredge or reduce bodies of water and water resources that are subject to protection and conservation safeguards", according to the Nicaraguan ... threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, conservationists say. Congress, controlled by President Daniel Ortega's ruling Sandinista party, approved the US$40 billion deal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1261710/nicaraguan-canal-environmental-disaster
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Factories 'empty waste water in desert' Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again ... 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 ...

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

    Agriculture feels the choke as China smog starts to foster disastrous conditions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Pollution is blocking natural light and threatening agriculture, say experts Smog could spell disaster for farmers Worsening smog on the mainland is blocking natural light and could spell disaster for agriculture, scientists have warned. He Dongxian, an associate professor with China Agricultural University's College of Water Resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434700/china-smog-threatens-agriculture-nuclear-fallout-conditions-warn

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