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  1. 60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, an expert said yesterday. Only 40 per cent of the 5,464km-long river can be categorised as level three in a five-level evaluation system for water quality, says an annual report by the Yellow River ...

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    Preview: The Yellow River Has Nine Corners

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Barry Chung

    ... Barry C. Chung barry.chung@scmp.com The Yellow River Has Nine Corners Merel   Nine is an auspicious number for the Chinese. But not only for the Chinese. The number, which sounds like ... she saw an interesting chop with Chinese characters on it. The storekeeper told her it meant "The Yellow River has nine corners". "It's not that I'm always thinking ...

  3. Urgent action required to save the Yellow River

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Yellow River is dying. Despite exhortations by state leaders to put the environment first, the amount of untreated sewage dumped into China's 'mother river' has ... The present sorrows of the Yellow River are the result of millenniums of human interference. Deforestation along its course accounts for the heavy soil content of its water- and hence its colour. Over ...

  4. Yellow River teems with pollution

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Water pollution in the Yellow River, the second largest on the mainland, is costing more than 11.5 billion yuan a year in economic losses, according to conservation experts. ... a government-backed organisation tasked with protecting the Yellow River, warned about the health risks posed by polluted irrigation water. Poor health suffered by residents in the region would amount ...

  5. Yellow River wetland left high and dry in push for economic development

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang If you follow the money it's easy to see who's winning and who's losing in the Yellow River Delta development debate. The 1,530 square kilometre Yellow River ... was to build an irrigation system to channel water into the wetland to help certain varieties of fauna and flora survive. The Yellow River has dried up occasionally since the 1990s, and two-thirds ...

  6. Yellow River source under threat: report

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... by Lilian Goh Scientists say environmental damages linked to climate change are pushing the Yellow River source region into an ecological breakdown, according to a new report commissioned by international environment group Greenpeace. The report Yellow River at Risk- Environmental Impact Assessment on the Yellow River Source Region by Climate Change was from the Lanzhou-based Cold and Arid ...

  7. Parched Beijing looks to Yellow River

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing is considering diverting water from the Yellow River in an attempt to relieve its chronic water shortage, which is rapidly approaching a crisis level ... the People's Daily, the Communist Party mouthpiece- yesterday said about 300 million cubic metres of water would be transferred from the Yellow River to the capital. Officials conceded that even ...

  8. Yellow River Delta faces huge challenges in halting pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Dongying, Shandong The Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilisation, is now giving birth to what is claimed to be the country's first environmentally friendly ... and adviser to the Ministry of Environmental Protection who has visited the region many times, says the Yellow River Delta faces greater challenges than other areas in achieving environmentally ...

  9. Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chen Xieyang conducts gaohu player Hsin Hsiao-ling (left), pianist Chloe Pak and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing works including He Zhanhao and Chen Gang's The Butterfly Lovers, and Tan Dun's The Northwest Suite. Jun 22-23, 8pm, HK Cultural ...




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