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Beijing and nearby areas report more "good air" days

Beijing and surrounding areas reported good air quality on more days in October thanks to strengthened efforts to reduce emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:17:26

China ready to deliver promises in full: top climate envoy

China's special representative on climate change affairs, Xie Zhenhua, pledged that China will deliver its promises in full, and will continue contributing "Chinese wisdom" and "Chinese proposals" to the global fight against climate change, while addressing a high-level meeting of UN climate talks held in Bonn on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 9:01:03

1,140 officials held accountable over environmental damages

China has held 1,140 officials of eight provincial-level regions accountable for environmental damages, following investigation by central inspectors in the summer of 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 16:13:27

Thousands of migrant birds gather at wetland for rest in Tianjin

Migrant birds rest at the Beidagang Wetland in Tianjin, north China, Nov. 15, 2017. Thousands of migrant birds gathered at the wetland for rest.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 10:36:28

Encounter of golden pheasant and squirrels

A golden pheasant and a squirrel are seen in Lushan County of Pingdingshan City, central China's Henan Province, Nov. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 8:01:13

Top Chinese climate envoy voices expectations on COP 23 climate talks

China's special representative on climate change affairs Xie Zhenhua said he hoped the ongoing United Nations (UN) climate talks here would generate substantial results addressing issues that concern developing countries, and an unequivocal arrangement for implementing the Paris Agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 4:04:44

Humpback whale stranded 3 times in Jiangsu found dead

A young humpback whale has died on China's east coast in Jiangsu Province, after having been stranded on local beaches three times in three days.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 21:28:40

China launches new weather satellite Fengyun 3D

China's recently launched weather satellite Fengyun-3D, with as many as 10 remote sensing instruments, is expected to provide faster and more accurate weather forecasts and improve extreme weather monitoring, a National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) official said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 21:23:40

Swans seen in reservoir of north China's Hebei

Swans are seen on the Guanting Reservoir in Huailai County, north China's Hebei Province, Nov. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 11:00:04

India could learn from China on fighting heavy pollution: experts

India should abandon its competitive mentality toward China and learn from China's experience in dealing with pollution, which has blanketed the country in the past week, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 22:48:39

China's role as climate cooperation facilitator increasing

The Chinese delegates to the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany on Friday voiced their concerns on behalf of developing countries and called for more focused discussions on pre-2020 actions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 18:13:39

Population of captive pandas reaches 520 worldwide

The population of captive giant pandas has reached 520 worldwide, according to the China giant panda breeding technology committee at its annual conference Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/8 14:51:13

Beijing smothered by heavy pollution ahead of expected cold snap

Heavy pollution peaked on Monday in the region around Beijing in northern China but is expected to be dispersed by a cold front on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/6 15:08:39

Customs make record illegal waste haul as sweeping ban kicks in

More than 1,400 tons of imported solid waste have been seized by customs authorities in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, amid the country's wide-ranging ban on imports of solid waste by the end of the year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:43:39

Govt boosts measures to tackle country's polluted water problem

Since 2015, when water pollution incidents constantly made front page headlines in China, many people have stopped the common practice of drinking boiled tap water, worrying their health might be affected by unknown contamination in rivers and underground water.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:38:39

China to improve water conservation

China should do more to improve water conservancy and water resource saving, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday in a written message to a meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:46:48

Temperature inversion, warmth blamed for upcoming air pollution in Beijing

Strong thermal inversion, pollutant accumulation and weak cold air are the primary causes of the heavy air pollution that is forecast in Beijing for the coming days, the municipal environmental protection agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:42:55

North China steps up efforts to prevent smog

China has channeled more work into improving the air quality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area by replacing dirtier coal use and penalizing polluters in its latest efforts to lower the intensity of smog this winter.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 16:09:20