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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Tokyo moved this week to take advantage of UN recommendation to add two areas to its exclusive economic zone, covering 177,000 sq km Natural resources worth ... – in large part due to objections raised by China and North Korea – preliminary research in the Pacific suggests that the region holds a treasure trove of resources, including vast amounts of rare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1590823/japan-pacific-claims-fuelled-natural-resources-hunt-and-china-navy-expansion
  2. News - China

    New study shows dramatic fall in number of rivers in China

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 02:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Landmark census reveals new statistics about mainland’s water resources The number of rivers in China with catchment areas of at least 100 square kilometres has dropped by more than 50 per cent compared with 60 years ago, a landmark survey on national water resources reveals. China’s Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday released its first ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1200961/new-study-shows-dramatic-fall-number-rivers-china
  3. 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
  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    South-North Water Diversion project not cause of Hubei and Henan droughts, say officials

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:32pm by Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com

    ... Water Resources Commission. Water authorities have denied media reports earlier this month that the mainland’s mammoth South-North Water Diversion project is to blame for unusual droughts ... therefore, should not affect water levels in the region, an official at the Yangtse River Water Resources Commission was quoted by the People’s Daily as saying. Lowered water levels in the Han River, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580527/south-north-water-diversion-project-not-cause-hubei-and-henan-droughts
  5. News - China - ENERGY

    Between a desert and a dry place: Beijing's green projects drain scarce water resources

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Li Jing

    ... could drain already scarce water resources in the country's drylands in the northwest, eroding land and causing more sandstorms. "If water depletion continues … not only will the local ... at the US-based World Resources Institute (WRI), says. To make things worse, the coal-abundant northwest, where the gas projects are based, already experiences chronic water shortages. Five provinces- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1363990/between-desert-and-dry-place-beijings-green-projects-drain-scarce-water
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  9. News - China

    China keeps fishermen connected by satellite deep in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... waters On Hainan Island, a fishing boat captain has one hi-tech piece of equipment: a navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather ... paid the rest. It's a sign of China's growing financial support for its fishermen as they head deeper into Southeast Asian waters in search of new fishing grounds as stocks thin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561269/china-keeps-fishermen-connected-satellite-deep-disputed-waters
  10. News - China - WATER CRISIS

    Beijing residents defy law to sink own wells in search of clean water

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents take matters into their own hands as capital struggles to provide water for swelling population- but it's not a good solution Beijingers defy law to sink wells As water shortages continue to plague Beijing, unauthorised wells are becoming a common sight across the city- a solution that might ease supplies for now but risk greater damage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590237/beijing-residents-defy-law-sink-own-wells-search-clean-water

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