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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches whaling 'research' hunt in its coastal waters

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Whalers begin coastal 'research' hunt Whaling ships left Hokkaido yesterday to start the seasonal "research" hunt in Pacific coastal waters. Japan's Fisheries Agency has said whalers planned to kill up to 51 minke whales off Kushiro before the end of next month. Japan has hunted whales under a loophole in the 1986 global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587170/japan-begins-seasonal-pacific-whale-slaughter-see-animals-stomach-contents
  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    China Resources expects drop in profitability after acquisition of Tesco stores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:40pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com China Resources Enterprise, one of the largest hypermarket operators on the mainland, said consolidated net profit fell 8.7 per cent year on year to HK$929 ... to be tapped China Resources Enterprise CRE has previously said it believed it could make Tesco profitable on the mainland in three years. Turnover was HK$83.5 billion, up 16.2 per cent year on year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578394/china-resources-expects-drop-profitability-after-acquisition
  3. Technological innovation unlocks promise of resource

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... NOx emissions in half during test trials. It is now rolling out flue gas recirculation on a commercial basis. To reduce the amount of water required to make steam, the company has also developed the blowdown boiler. A typical boiler turns about 80 per cent of its feedwater into steam. By running the leftover water, known as blowdown water, through a secondary boiler, Cenovus has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434105/technological-innovation-unlocks-promise-resource
  4. Save water- it's a precious resource

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bobsy Seventy per cent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, and water makes up 70 per cent of our bodies. Life on Earth is dependent on water. Last week's chemical factory disaster on the mainland is testament to this. The water supply in Harbin has been turned off, creating chaos in the city. We cannot live for more than three days without water. Yet we continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526899
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Cost focus helps Country Garden and China Resources Land boost margins

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Strategyhelps Country Garden and China Resources Land boost net profit margins for first half as rivals struggle amid downturn Focus on costs lifts mainland builders Controlling costs helped mainland developers Country Garden Holdings and China Resources Land improve their net profit margins for the first half, bucking the industry trend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1577245/cost-focus-helps-country-garden-and-china-resources-land
  6. News - China

    Chinese official disputes report linking fatal earthquake in Ludian and filling of reservoirs

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... former head of the Yangtze River Water Resources Protection Commission. “Power companies and local government should keep closer monitoring and do more research before and after reservoir ... on September 10, cited an analysis by Fan Xiao, an engineer at the Sichuan Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in Chengdu, as saying that crude data he collected showed a rough correlation between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593748/chinese-official-disputes-report-linking-fatal-earthquake-ludian-and
  7. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY

    Firefighters bring in water to battle blaze as building's hydrants fail

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Firefighters battle blaze as hydrant system fails Firefighters had to use hoses up to 700 metres long to draw water as they fought a blaze in a flat ... causing more than 360 residents to be evacuated. Thirty of them were led to the roof. Firefighters found inadequate pressure when they tried to get water from hydrants in the 24th-floor corridor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584639/firefighters-bring-water-battle-blaze-buildings-hydrants-fail
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... groundwater resources could be contaminated by industrial waste. READ: Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert' The Tengger Desert, spanning 36,700 square ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - POLICIES

    Hangzhou market’s green shoots need watering by further policy easing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:34am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Analysts call for cuts in taxes and mortgage rates to fuel sales pickup after city scraps buying curbs More easing needed to spur Hangzhou market While there are tentative signs of a housing market recovery in Hangzhou, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1583004/hangzhou-markets-green-shoots-need-watering-further-policy
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ... in which the dental hospital might have used "heavily contaminated" water to rinse patients' mouths from mid-February to mid-June. The independent hospital, which is run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines

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