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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    City must reduce reliance on Dongjiang water, John Tsang says

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Stuart Lau

    ... demand for the resource, Tsang wrote in his weekly blog post yesterday. "While Hong Kong's drinking water supply is currently stable, residents easily overlook the risk concerning ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Reduce reliance on Guangdong water' Seawater desalination is an important future source of water supply for Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461148/city-must-reduce-reliance-dongjiang-water-john-tsang-says
  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. Business - Commodities - LAWSUITS

    Citic Resources sues for return of metals stored at Qingdao port

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Resources Holdings has launched legal action against the warehouse operator at Qingdao port for its missing alumina and copper stocks. Citic said in an update to the Hong Kong stock exchange ... portal Caixin said Decheng and its parent, Dezheng Resources, borrowed 14.8 billion yuan (HK$18.5 billion) from mainland banks. The size of the potential losses foreign banks are facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1549979/citic-resources-sues-return-metals-stored-qingdao-port
  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Narendra Modi pledges US$1 billion in Indian aid to Nepal during visit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... and develop hydropower plants using Nepal's abundant water resources and Indian investment. Earlier proposals to develop joint ventures between the two countries have stalled due to disagreements ... in Kathmandu, with politicians and commentators saying it would grant New Delhi exclusive rights to Nepal's water resources. "Nepalese politicians want India to pay attention to them, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565532/indias-modi-heads-nepal-regional-diplomacy-push
  5. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Water security is on central government agenda as it opens floodgates to business opportunities by setting targets for usage and recycling China thirsty for clean water Access to clean water to quench the thirst of a growing global population is threatening to be one of the defining struggles for future generations. Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560683/clean-water-access-offers-flood-business-opportunities
  6. Business - Companies

    ADB, 2 private-sector firms start US$400m climate-linked investment fund

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:15am by Toh Han Shih

    ... a Dutch company with more than US$290 billion in assets under management. The joint venture would be dedicated to investing in renewable energy, clean technology, natural resource efficiency, water, agriculture, forestry and other climate-friendly firms and transactions designed to generate market-driven, risk-adjusted returns and have a positive environmental and social impact, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1566786/adb-2-private-sector-firms-start-us400m-climate-linked-investment
  7. Government seeks HK$227m to explore building artificial islands in Hong Kong’s central waters

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:35pm

    ... for developing artificial islands in other areas of the central waters in the longer term for accommodating other beneficial uses, with a view to releasing the scarce land resources in existing urban ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Massive reclamation projects would take pressure off scarce land resources The government is seeking HK$226.9 million to study the feasibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1451676/government-seeks-hk227m-explore-building-artificial-islands-hong-kongs-central
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong sit-in was waste of police resources

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Sit-in was waste of police resources, says CY Hongkongers should ask whether a sit-in protest staged on Chater Road in Central after the annual July 1 march was "a waste of police resources", Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. Leung also urged lawmakers during a question-and-answer session to think about why Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546138/leung-chun-ying-says-hong-kong-sit-was-waste-police-resources
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Management Agency said. Aerial footage showed several houses buried in thick slurry, their wooden frames splintered by the weight of the mud. Torrents of brown water raced off the mountains behind ... considerable resources were pressed into action. “I have ordered [government officials] to carry out the rescue operation in an integrated manner, aware of the possibility of further rain,” he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577586/least-18-dead-japan-landslide

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