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  1. When the water stops

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The province's environmental chief, Li Qing, said in 2005 that pollution had seriously damaged Guangdong's water quality. In 2007, the Guangdong Water Resources Department revealed that half ... and Qingyuan, have reported serious water shortages. In Qingyuan and the neighbouring city of Shantou alone, at least 40 hectares of farmland are affected, while 70,000 people are short of drinking ...

  2. Down the drain

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... that changing the way we view food - from farmer to fork - will have a considerable impact on resources. Dr Molden estimated that even if we were five per cent less wasteful with what we eat, the water ... Peter Kammerer Climate change is about pollution and that is easy enough to quantify with a glance skywards or taking a deep breath on a city street. The world's water crisis ...

  3. Big profit fall likely at China Resources

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra China Resources Enterprise, a conglomerate with core interests in retail, breweries and food distribution, is likely to report sharply lower profits for last year after ... Erica Poon Werkun wrote in a report released last week. 'China Resources' retail business also suffered a meaningful decline in the fourth quarter.' The company will not have many ...

  4. Ombudsman to probe water metering, billing

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The Ombudsman received more than 100 complaints a year against the Water Supplies Department for the past three years over its management of water meters. The good-governance watchdog is launching an investigation into the department's practices. The investigation will look into its procedures regarding water meters, and the issuing and adjusting of bills. ...

  5. Heat and water are crucial to making sure your turtle or tortoise survives

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... of tortoises live exclusively on land; the second are basking turtles that spend their lives in fresh water, but also bask on dry land; and the third are sea turtles that spend their lives in salt water, but lay their eggs on land. The confusion starts with a Diamondback terrapin, which lives in brackish water. In British English, they are called terrapins, or ones that live in fresh ...

  6. 12 sickened by contaminated water supply in Henan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About a dozen people were recovering in a hospital in Henan province's Ruyang county yesterday after drinking water contaminated with what police believe was pesticide. Police have classified the incident as sabotage and warned local residents not to drink tap water. The local government has arranged water trucks to provide an emergency water supply to the 9,000 families living ...

  7. Landfill at water source stirs up unrest in Anhui

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a landfill on the upper reaches of a river that provides their drinking water. The administration of Nangang township, under the jurisdiction of Shucheng county, called a halt to the controversial ... in Jingxi county, Guangxi, overturned 10 vehicles and confronted riot police over drinking water tainted by discharge from an aluminium plant upriver. In Fujian province, the health of tens ...

  8. Zijin shares fall as probe points to breaches in waste water discharge

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... excessive waste water to be discharged directly into the Ting River. It also emerged that shoddy work had been observed in various facilities of the Zijinshan copper mine in Shanghang county, ... a 16-month low. It has fallen by 20 per cent since the incident was announced. 'Water quality at the majority of the mine's leakage observation wells was worse than stipulated ...

  9. Villagers feel the pain of arsenic-poisoned wells

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poisoning but Li Yangbin, deputy director-general of the Ministry of Water Resources, says 1.7 million are at risk because they live in areas where groundwater is contaminated by the toxic chemical. ... to remove dangerous chemicals. Silizhuang has had access to tap water from an arsenic-free well dug by the county water resources bureau since last year. 'Villagers like the water,' Mr Liu ...

  10. Number poisoned by contaminated tap water passes 4,000

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Tap water contamination in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has made 4,020 people ill since last Saturday, with 88 still in hospital. Xinhua reported that water supply ... the tap, or eating fruit or uncooked vegetables that had been rinsed with the contaminated tap water. The city has not cut its water supplies but warned residents not to drink directly from ...




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