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  1. 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
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu mainland's most liveable city, says Asia Development Bank

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Guangzhou's water environment, water resources, air quality, solid waste and environmental management indicies were low. But the bank said there had been a consistent improvement between 2007 and 2011. In the capital, water resource and air quality indicators remained poor because Beijing had low per capita water resources, high concentrations of nitrogen oxide and limited ability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532145/chengdu-mainlands-most-liveable-city-says-asia-development-bank
  3. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... On claims by officials that as the water in the harbour is clean enough, HK does not need to go ahead with a HK$30 billion waste-water scheme: Andrea Pisani- What is the meaning of "clean enough"? Ask environment officials to have a swim in the harbour and see if they dare to! Carol Watkins- Clean enough? I want to see the officials drink a glass of that water. Darlene ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1560054/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost
  4. Business - Commodities

    Water shortage curbing growth of coal-to-chemicals projects

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:53am by Eric Ng

    ... on the mainland. The provinces and autonomous regions of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang together have 76 per cent of the mainland’s coal reserves, but their combined water resources amount to only 6.1 per cent of the national total, according to a report published by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research last year. With their per capita water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1394724/water-shortage-curbing-growth-coal-chemicals-projects
  5. 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
  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 ... "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 fourth-largest economy, ...

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

    Ningxia's coal and farm projects pose critical threat to water supplies

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... But the ambitious plan could be hobbled by the region's limited water resources, although local officials seem oblivious to that fact. As a testament to the region's economic ambition, Ningxia ... are water-intensive and constrained by water resources," Zhang said. "That's why the industry has developed very slowly in other coal rich regions, such as Xinjiang." But he said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1034472/ningxias-coal-and-farm-projects-pose-critical-threat-water-supplies
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must focus on saving water, to help save lives

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... but how we can stop using so much of our freshwater resources. Judging by the way we let it run down the drain, saving water is not a big concern for most Hongkongers. Our annual per capita water ... in setting up the Water Resources Education Centre on Sai Yee Street in busy Mong Kok. Students and members of community centres and non-governmental organisations can learn a lot there. When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1454206/hong-kong-must-focus-saving-water-help-save-lives
  9. 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
  10. 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

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