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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water ... provincial capital without a second water source, Xinhua quoted Wang Ning, spokesman of the city’s newly convened emergency response team as saying. The main supplier is Veolia Water, a joint venture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483703/lanzhou-build-second-water-supply-after-benzene-scare
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness. With palm-sized testing ... can measure this stuff, you have the right to find out what's in your water, what's in your air,' and that you have the right to ask your government to do something about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Authorities warn that 'danger is not yet over' and benzene contamination could occur again Water returns to Lanzhou, but residents wary Water supplies returned to normal in the western city of Lanzhou yesterday, but the city government warned residents there was a "danger" of more interruptions in future. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482128/lanzhou-water-plant-replace-corroded-pipe-after-benzene-contamination
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil company, state media said. City officials on Friday warned Lanzhou's more than three million residents not to drink tap water after tests revealed benzene levels that far exceeded national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478754/crude-oil-leak-blamed-gansu-water-contamination
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... water benzene scare Panicking residents in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, Gansu, swarmed supermarkets to clear bottled water off the shelves yesterday after authorities warned the city's drinking water contained excessive levels of a carcinogenic chemical. The Lanzhou government yesterday afternoon asked residents not to drink tap water for 24 hours, Xinhua reported. The water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1476174/panic-northwestern-chinese-city-after-severe-benzene-contamination-found
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ... manner", instead of going to court, to save costs and resources. Further details of the agreement could not be disclosed, he said, citing the confidentiality clause. The spokesman said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470007/compensation-deal-struck-clean-plastic-pellets-spilled-typhoon
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... development An 18-month study by green groups has found seahorses and pipefish living in river estuaries off Lantau Island and Sai Kung. Major breeding grounds include Tung Chung Bay and the waters around Tap Mun (Grass Island), including Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Fung Wong Wat, according to the Eco-Education & Resources Centre and Green Power study. The findings shed light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  9. 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
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... New Guinea. They found that fish living near the vents, where bubbles of CO 2 seeped into the water, "were attracted to predator odour, did not distinguish between odours of different ... in water, it causes ocean acidification, which changes its chemistry. The Aims study found the diversity of fish at the CO 2 vents was not influenced, but that fish nerve-stimulation mechanisms were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists

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