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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Scrap policy that gives free water to Hong Kong households, say experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... water 'a drain on resources' A decades-old policy that gives each household 36,000 litres of fresh water for free every year should be reviewed, experts advised ahead of World Water ... increasingly inclined towards dissent and protest. Dongjiang water resources advisory committee member Dr Man Chi-sum said the free-water policy should be kept as it could encourage users to save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453867/call-curb-flow-free-water-hong-kong-households
  3. Business - Commodities - TAKEOVERS

    Aquila and Mineral Resources in talks to thwart Baosteel bid

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Melbourne Aquila and partner in talks to thwart Baosteel bid Aquila Resources and new strategic stakeholder Mineral Resources said yesterday that they plan to announce a deal that could thwart Chinese steel giant Baosteel Resources' US$1 billion bid for Aquila. Aquila and Mineral Resources both sought trading halts on their shares, saying they aimed to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1534325/aquila-and-mineral-resources-talks-thwart-baosteel-bid
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... Cabello Walking on water Through the dense steam rising from the onsen, Jupiter is clearly visible over the twinkling black waters of the Seto Inland Sea. It's not hard to see why this hotel ... The bridges themselves are magnificent structures, rising out of the placid waters and towering above the somnolent scenery. Tatara Bridge is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge. Its elegant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544814/walking-water
  5. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Hong Kong teenager's Google Doodle unveiled to millions on search site

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Christy Choi

    ... and water, will grace the homepage in place of Google's four-coloured logo. Google Doodles celebrate holidays, well-known birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and major events ... to highlight creative and innovative ideas for green solutions to the environmental challenges faced by the city and world. "If I were a green hero I would live a green lifestyle. Water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553028/hong-kong-teenager-wins-google-doodle-contest-green-design
  6. Business - Commodities - TRANSPORT

    Melting Arctic ice paves the way for South Korean oil hub

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... as Singapore's current capacity. Deputy Energy and Resources Minister Kim Jun-dong said the country was also seeking to leverage its energy infrastructure, which includes five refineries, to become ... a lot more. "South Korea has a very strong geographic position in today's development of both Arctic oil and China's growing demand." Resource-scarce Korea, Asia's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558456/melting-arctic-ice-paves-way-south-korean-oil-hub
  7. News - World - RESOURCES

    UN fears developing nations will spark global shortage of clean water

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... earth's limited resources. Asia would become the biggest hot spot for conflict over water extraction, where water sources straddle national borders. "Areas of conflict include the Aral Sea ... Agence France-Presse Surging appetite for fresh water and electricity- especially in developing countries- threatens to put 40pc of the world under 'severe stress' Asia hot spot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454229/un-fears-developing-nations-will-spark-global-shortage-clean-water
  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Proposed giant tidal plant for mainland China is far-off dream

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... an environmental consulting firm, an energy and maritime consultancy and two university research institutes. The mainland group, led by the Hydropower and Water Resources Design General Institute, also includes the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, the Second Institute of Oceanography of State Oceanic Administration, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Tsinghua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556881/proposed-giant-tidal-plant-mainland-china-far-dream
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In South America, Xi eases the way for bilateral trade

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:57pm by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... of the country", connects 13 of 23 provinces as well as the port of Buenos Aires. It transports cement, coal, metals, wood, sugar, grains, water and wine. Argentina is an important supplier of agricultural products to China: it was Beijing's principal provider of soya bean oil and peanut oil last year. Argentina has abundant natural resources and is the world's third-largest producer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1556979/south-america-xi-eases-way-bilateral-trade
  10. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan plans unmanned moon missions to compete with China's Jade Rabbit

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of frozen water and iron on the moon, as well as helium-3, which can be used as a fuel for nuclear fusion. "China was looking for these sorts of resources and others that can be used in nuclear ... of Jade Rabbit Japan has unveiled plans to put a series of unmanned spacecraft on the moon. They will conduct research, recover samples and eventually aim to exploit any resources which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555417/japan-plans-unmanned-moon-missions-compete-chinas-jade-rabbit

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