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China to create soil pollution prevention law

China's national legislature will create a soil pollution prevention law and revise the law on water pollution prevention this year, according to a work report of the National People's Congress Standing Committee to be delivered Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/8 14:13:12

Air quality improved in more cities: MEP

As most Chinese cities witnessed more days with clean air after a nationwide air pollution control plan was introduced in 2013, environmental experts noted air quality has seen improvement and whether all China's cities can reach the national standard for air quality by the stated goal of 2030 will depend on the progress of social, economic and technological development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 23:23:40

Environmental court opens in NW China province

A special court for environmental cases has been established in northwest China's Qinghai Province to provide legal service for environmental protection work in the Sanjiangyuan area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 13:58:26

Fishing ban in Yangtze

China announced on Thursday a permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River, as it races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 23:33:40

Smog density in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei down 30 pct

The average density of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter that causes smog, in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region dropped by 26.5 micrograms per cubic meter, or 30 percent, from 2013 to 2016, according to satellite data released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/2 7:11:57

Smog to hit northern cities

Smog is expected to engulf parts of northern China on Friday and Saturday, the national observatory forecast on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/28 21:08:42

2 killer whale carcasses found in East China Sea sent to university

The two killer whale carcasses found recently in the East China Sea near Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province have been sent to a university scientific institute where they will be studied.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 13:58:39

China's air quality worsens in January

Chinese cities suffered from more days of air pollution in January, with northern areas being the worst affected, official data showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 9:34:22

Water level of Xiangjiang River drops due to dry weather

Cargo ships stuck in the Xiangyin section of Xiangjiang River due to low water level in central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 20, 2017. Due to the dry weather, the water level of Xiangyin section is below the designed minimum navigable level, causing congestion and stranding. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/21 9:26:33

More than half of Beijing's household waste to produce energy

Beijing municipal government has set a goal of converting 57 percent of the city's household waste into energy. This waste-to-energy conversion will be carried out at six garbage treatment plants to be opened this year, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:01:26

MEP denies petroleum coke behind smog, haze

Petroleum coke, a material used as fuel in power projects in China, doesn't have much impact on the smoggy and hazy weather in the country, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/18 0:18:39

Smog-plagued city sets ambitious pollution control target

Shijiazhuang, a city in northern China chronically plagued by smog, aims to cut the fine particle density of its air by more than 20 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 13:24:50

China cracks down on wildlife, forest crimes

More than 29,000 wildlife and forest-related criminal cases were processed last year, China's forestry watchdog said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:13:19

Beijing bans higher emission vehicles from road

Beijing will ban high-emission vehicles from its urban areas starting Wednesday, authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 8:35:22

Smog returns to North China

Some 10 cities in North China's Hebei Province have enforced traffic control measures since Monday to tackle a new bout of smog.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 22:28:39

China to complete drawing ecological 'red line' by 2020

The central authorities Tuesday issued guidelines on an ecological "red line" that will declare certain regions under mandatory and rigorous protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 9:04:07

Beijing, neighbouring regions to see heavy air pollution

A new round of air pollution may hit Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and neighbouring areas in the coming two days due to unfavorable weather conditions and the lighting of fireworks, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 9:29:00

Beijing issues blue alert for smog

Beijing issued a blue alert for heavy air pollution on Wednesday as a new round of smog hit the city, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/25 18:43:51