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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... attended orientation camps, more than 90 per cent of 463 interviewed said they had seen resources go to waste. Liberal use of water was one issue raised. "Students should probably give up ... introduction to university, but they're also wasteful, a green group says. Resources squandered during the so-called o-camps- which are run over several days by universities to help students make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... in beef production. "I am glad to see that the authors also considered water, nutrient, and land use which are all important resources and are intensively used by beef and dairy cattle," ... in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Raising beef also required 11 times more irrigation water than other proteins, said researchers at Bard College in New York, Yale University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... treatment system as the water in the harbour is clean enough, at least for now, environment officials say. They said the planned upgrade under the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) would deliver 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557126/victoria-harbour-clean-enough-without-hk30b-sewage-treatment-upgrade
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... forests are an important component in the ecosystem and also in supplying clean drinking water. "The dense vegetation of forested mountains acts as a water catchment, almost like a sponge," department head Gunter Fischer said. "The forest takes up rainfall, filters it and slowly releases it as clean drinking water all year round," he said. Forested mountainsides ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544373/reforestation-plan-hong-kongs-highest-peak-tai-mo-shan
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529292/scientists-propose-building-160km-pipe-funnel-polluted-bohai-water

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