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China releases Antarctic guideline to curb eco-footprint

China has released a guideline on protecting the environment and ecology of Antarctica by regulating Chinese tourist and research activities on the continent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/10 20:43:39

China completes high-temperature well drilling in S.China Sea

China has completed high-temperature, high-pressure well drilling in the South China Sea which can contribute to providing clean energy and drive the development of the country's real economy, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 23:43:39

China eyes 80% good air quality by 2020 in regions

China is planning a three-year scheme to control air pollution and find solutions to reduce smog in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China and Fenhe-Weihe area in northern China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/4 22:48:39

Water samples near sunken tanker meet national standards

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said over the weekend that water samples taken from the East China Sea where the oil tanker Sanchi sank met the first-level standards of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 23:48:39

China's largest inland saltwater lake sees record water rise

Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake, saw a record increase of 0.4 meter in its water level last year, the highest during the past 13 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 8:12:30

Beijing to spend over 19 bln yuan to tackle air pollution in 2018

Beijing plans to spend more than 19 billion yuan (about 3 billion US dollars) to fight air pollution this year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 7:41:51

Trains canceled, airports closed, traffic jammed as winter bites Central, East China

Heavy snow and low temperatures caused cancellations and transport delays across Central China and East China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/26 21:48:40

Coal-rich province reports 23 pct PM2.5 decline

North China's coal-rich province of Shanxi has seen the concentration of PM2.5 fall 23.4 percent from the level in 2013, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 13:47:33

China on higher alert as snowstorms hit central and eastern China

China's national observatory upgraded its snowstorm warning to the second highest level Thursday, as heavy snow continues to hit areas in central and eastern China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 13:30:00

Frozen Yellow River in north China's Shanxi

Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2018 shows the frozen downstream Hukou section of the Yellow River in Jixian County, north China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:36:37

Mohe in northeast China sees lowest temperature of minus 44 degrees Celsius

A man rides on a street in Mohe County, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Jan. 24, 2018. The lowest temperature of Mohe reached minus 44 degrees Celsius Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:35:08

China to close 10 hydropower stations to protect Qilian Mountains

Northwest China's Gansu Province will close 10 hydropower stations this year, in efforts to protect the national nature reserve in the Qilian Mountains.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:19:38

China invites partners for 'combustible ice' research in S.China Sea

China will establish a pilot site in the South China Sea to speed industrialization of "combustible ice," a field fit for long-term cooperation with other countries, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 23:47:22

Officials 'freeze' building in attempt to tamper with air quality monitors

Two Northwest China officials were punished after their plan to reduce air pollution readings by spraying water cannons near monitoring equipment backfired and left a government building encrusted in ice.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 15:18:39

100 mln yuan spent to preserve wetlands in NW China

Northwest China's Qinghai Province spent more than 100 million yuan (around 16 million US dollars) on wetland preservation last year, local authorities announced Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 22:30:52

Nation vows oil cleanup in East China Sea, thorough investigation

China will investigate the Sanchi sinking accident, continue cleaning operations in the East China Sea area where an Iranian oil tanker sunk and try its best to reduce pollution caused by the oil spill, an official in charge of the mission said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/19 23:58:39

NW China's Hanzhong City shrouded by smog

A heron flies over trees in smog-shrouded Yangxian County of Hanzhong City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 18, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 14:45:53

China's first national park to open in 2020

China's first national park in the Sanjiangyuan area will open in 2020, the administration bureau said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:58:33