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Water Pollution

Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

Doctors diagnosed him as having a severe infection of the lungs, most likely contracted from the bacteria-infested river.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 5:18pm

Paper talk, May 18, 2013

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Drinking water from Dongjiang fails to make the grade

18 May 2013 - 4:11am

Guangdong coastal water quality is declining, with worst areas around Hong Kong

Pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters continued to worsen last year, mainly in the Pearl River Delta, which affected offshore water quality in Hong Kong.

16 May 2013 - 4:33am

Video of grieving pink dolphin mother underscores plight of disappearing species

WATCH THE VIDEO | Distressing scenes as a mother fought to stop her dead calf from sinking into HK's polluted waters have highlighted plight of iconic pink dolphins.

5 May 2013 - 2:32pm 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, April 22, 2013

I refer to John Shannon's letter in which he stated that the decision in the foreign domestic helpers' right of abode case was unjust. I don't think the Court of Final Appeal's decision can be rightly criticised as unjust; the court only did what it is meant to do: apply the law to the facts in order to reach a decision.

22 Apr 2013 - 1:58am 2 comments

Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

Kunming authorities vowed to launch an inquiry into water pollution after an environment official’s endorsement of a “milk river” came under fire.

“We acknowledge our faults. [The water pollution] was due to waste water discharge. We will address the problems and amend our conduct,” said Dongchuan district head Lu Ping, referring to a stream in his jurisdiction in Yunnan province.

10 Apr 2013 - 7:03pm

Officials in Lanzhou say bodies floating in river not affecting water quality

Between 2008 and 2012 police extracted 417 bodies from the Yellow River, which runs through the region, Lanzhou authorities told the China News Service on Thursday.

29 Mar 2013 - 1:53pm

China's deadly water problem

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

Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, the Beijing News reported on Friday.

23 Mar 2013 - 12:28am

China coastal waters suffering increased, 'acute' pollution

China’s coastal waters are suffering “acute” pollution, with the size of the worst affected areas soaring by more than 50 per cent last year, an official body said. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said 68,000 square kilometres of sea had the worst official pollution rating last year, up 24,000 square kilometres on 2011.

22 Mar 2013 - 12:21am 1 comment