China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Zebrafish are unsung heroes of contemporary science. The humble tropical freshwater fish is an under-appreciated species that has helped scientists worldwide to make new discoveries and develop new technology.28 Apr 2013 - 4:58am
In the past two weeks, more than 16,000 dead pigs have been fished out of the Huangpu River, near Shanghai, and its tributaries. Outraged Chinese citizens have decried government negligence of the environment, flooding online forums with photos of riverbanks dotted with puce-coloured carcasses.26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am 4 comments
The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month.26 Mar 2013 - 4:40am
The number of dead pigs found in a river which runs through Shanghai had reached nearly 15,000, officials and reports said on Tuesday, as a newspaper claimed the government was concealing the true tally.19 Mar 2013 - 10:29pm
About 9,500 have been retrieved from the Huangpu River, a source of more than a fifth of the city's drinking water, as workers pulled nearly 500 more pig carcasses from the waterway yesterday. Upstream, the government of Jiaxing said it had recovered around 3,600 from streams in its jurisdiction.18 Mar 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment
Shanghai residents could be excused for feeling shocked and outraged after the city's waterway was found choked with dead pigs. Over the past week, thousands of rotting carcasses were seen drifting down the river that flows through the city. More disturbing is that little is known about how it happened. Nor do we know what is being done to contain the problem. Given the potential threat to public health in the region, the lack of transparency and protection is regrettable.13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am
Chinese officials have found a total of 3,323 dead pigs in a Shanghai river as of Monday afternoon and discovered swine virus in one of them, but they have stressed that the disease is not known to be infectious to humans.11 Mar 2013 - 10:56pm 6 comments
A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water for two decades because of health and safety concerns told state media yesterday that the quality of the capital's drinking water was good and up to international standards.8 Jan 2013 - 5:07am 1 comment
Nitrate levels in Beijing’s water system are edging dangerously close to the maximum limit set by the state, according to a Beijing couple.7 Jan 2013 - 6:45pm 1 comment
We would like to thank Vandana Marino for expressing her concern about the quality of Dongjiang water and Hong Kong's water supply in her letter ("We must know more about pollution levels", August 30).
The Water Supplies Department monitors the quality of Dongjiang water and has put in place measures to safeguard the quality of Hong Kong's drinking water.14 Sep 2012 - 2:50am
The mainland may face a crippling water shortage by 2030 unless more is done to raise storage capacity, with supply disruptions already affecting at least 11 provinces and some businesses, analysts warn.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Form Four student Siu Hiu-ki, 15, spent three hours last Wednesday after school attending a puppetry course led by instructors from the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, learning scriptwriting, prop sewing and performance techniques.4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
How long do you spend in the bath and how often do you wash your dirty clothes?
These are two of the questions pollsters will be asking when they interview Hongkongers for a HK$700,000 study to help officials come up with ways to cut water use.
They will also record the size of the bathtub and the type and size of toilet tanks in the house, among other things.9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
If you're looking to drive your career forward, software-as-a-service company Meltwater could be the right choice for you. 'Sometimes people think they need to cut their teeth at the lower levels first,' says Chris Regester, Meltwater's regional director for Asia. 'But we're saying that if you get a lot of intensive training, you can very quickly rise through the ranks.'10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am