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Tons of sediment have disappeared from the Yellow River but will it affect flooding?

The Yellow River, China's second largest river, has always been known for its large amount of sediment, but it has become gradually clearer over the last decade and this has experts worrying about the possible greater frequency of flooding and the need for more flood control projects.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:14:21

China toughens rules to improve environmental monitoring data

China will make environmental monitoring data more objective and accurate with rules against data manipulation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:30:18

Researchers identify Gobi Desert as source of North China sandstorms

The yellow sandstorms that engulf northern China including the Chinese capital every spring originate in the Gobi Desert, not the Taklimakan Desert as previously thought, Chinese researchers announced Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 22:53:40

Wildlife paradise: Changtang National Nature Reserve in Tibet

A ruddy shelduck and a flock of barhead geese fly over a wetland in Nyima County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 19, 2017. Changtang National Nature Reserve is a wildlife paradise and home to a variety of wildlife species such as Tibetan antelopes, wild yaks, Tibetan wild donkeys and black-necked cranes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 14:37:55

China establishes environmental-capacity alert system

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it had built an alert system to monitor regional environmental and resource capacity conditions, and punish those responsible for environmental damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:28:51

China to better protect cultural relics

The State Council on Wednesday issued a guideline to better protect cultural relics in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:22:30

E-police camera surveillance targets contrary riders

Shanghai traffic cops have nabbed nine naughty traffic violators using facial recognition technology launched in August to surveil cyclists and tricyclists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:03:40

Beijing launches toughest anti-pollution campaign in autumn, winter

The Beijing housing commission on Friday began enforcing its strictest-ever anti-smog campaign in autumn and winter.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 23:33:41

Chinese customers concerned about safety of vegan meat

Chinese customers expressed concerns about the safety of vegan meat after foreign media reported that China has allowed an Israeli vegan meat company into the Chinese market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 23:23:40

World’s oldest panda in captivity dies at 37

The world's oldest panda in captivity died at the age of 37 in East China's Fujian Province on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 22:08:40

More Tibetan mastiffs being abandoned in Tibet due to low prices

Thousands of Tibetan mastiffs have been abandoned due to a decline in their price in Northwest China's Qinghai Province and Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, threatening local residents' safety and creating challenges for local animal shelters to accommodate them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 22:03:40

China plans to widely promote ethanol gasoline

The Chinese government plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline as energy by 2020, a move to improve the environment and stimulate the development of the country's agriculture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 23:43:39

Landslides kill 7 in SW China

Seven people have died and over 500 have been evacuated after heavy rain caused landslides in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 21:07:17

China plans nationwide use of bioethanol fuel by 2020

China plans to use bioethanol gasoline nationwide by 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration (NEA) said Wednesday. "The plan was unveiled as the country is pushing the use of biofuel, which is renewable, applicable, tech-savvy and environmental-friendly. It is an ideal alternative to fossil fuel," a senior NEA official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 16:27:04

China among 'most successful' countries in desert control: UN deputy chief

China is one of the most successful countries worldwide in greening the desert and has lessons to share with the world on curbing desertification, a senior United Nations official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 1:49:20

China ends radiation monitoring in border regions with North Korea

China has ended monitoring the environment in its northeast border regions on Sunday in response to a nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 3.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 23:13:40

Hundreds of tons of dead pigs unearthed in Zhejiang raising concerns about pollution

Environmental inspectors recently discovered hundreds of tons of dead pigs which were buried in a remote mountain by a local disposal company in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province in 2013, after local residents complained that corps had severally polluted surrounding water and air.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 23:08:39

Parts of south China to see heavy rain

Some regions in south China are forecast to experience heavy rain from Sunday evening to Monday evening, China's meteorological authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 21:09:16