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Hebei relocates 248 heavily polluting enterprises to curb smog

A total of 248 heavily polluting companies in north China's Hebei Province have been relocated from main urban areas since 2013 in the province's fight against smog.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 14:20:13

Rare ducks appear in Beijing

A pair of rare Baikal Teal ducks have been spotted in Beihai Park in Beijing, drawing many bird lovers to watch and take photos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:17:45

China on alert for cold wave for fifth consecutive day

China's meteorological authority renewed a yellow alert on Thursday for a cold front in central and eastern regions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:15:48

China plateau province sees 2nd warmest year since 1961

Northwest China's plateau province of Qinghai last year reported the second highest temperature since records began in 1961.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:13:52

Smog to hit large parts of China

A new round of smog will affect Beijing and neighboring provinces from Friday, data from the China National Environmental Monitoring Center showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:09:38

Chinese scientists find microplastics in South Pole for the 1st time

Chinese researchers on an Antarctic expedition have found microplastics near the South Pole, lending scientific weight to rising calls across the planet to address ocean pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:28:39

No large-scale oil spill found after east China coast vessel collision

China's Ministry of Transport said Tuesday that no large-scale oil spill had been found in waters where two vessels collided off China's east coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:59:47

Qaidam Basin sees drop of desertified land

The Qaidam Basin, China's highest basin on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, has seen a decrease of more than 28,000 hectares of desertified land since 2009, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 14:49:30

China honors promise to protect nature

As a conservationist, 27-year-old Wang Chunli knows what a rewarding yet bumpy ride China must take before reaching its "Beautiful China" destination by the mid-21st century.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 11:35:25

World's first solar highway vandalized and key parts stolen: officials

The world's first photovoltaic highway was vandalized and had sensitive parts stolen five days after opening in the East China city of Jinan, authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 21:38:40

China's ivory ban good example for elephant conservation: Rwandan experts

China's ban on domestic ivory sales will have positive impact on elephant conservation, Rwandan experts told Xinhua in interviews recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:54:54

Kenya lauds China's ivory trade ban, urges other nations to follow suit

Kenya's government on Friday hailed China's landmark decision to ban domestic trade in ivory products and urged other countries to follow suit in order to save the remaining population of elephants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 21:19:17

China strengthens judicial protection of marine environment

China's Supreme People's Court has released a regulation to standardize criteria for judging cases related to compensation disputes over marine natural resources and environmental damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 20:32:00

Environmental protection work in Tibet not satisfactory: inspection team

A national inspection has found that environmental protection work in Tibet did not meet the requirements of the central government and public.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:56

Xinjiang has 5 more national wetland parks

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had another five state-level wetland parks approved in 2017, bringing the total number of national wetland parks to 52 in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:41

Environment tax helps rein in polluters in China

Chen Maozhe owns a garment dyeing factory. As the new year began, he wasted no time buying equipment that will substantially reduce waste water discharge.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:24

Inner Mongolia sees warmest year in 56 years

Northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, known for its vast grasslands and cold weather, recorded its warmest year in 56 years in 2017
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:40:43

China to appoint "lake chiefs" to control pollution

China will appoint "lake chiefs" to step up water pollution control as a similar approach adopted in 2016 to protect rivers has achieved satisfactory results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:33:47