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Panda protection brings huge economic values: study

An analysis reported on Thursday in the journal Current Biology showed that panda conservation had great value that extended far beyond protection of pandas themselves.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 10:01:44

China to launch river, lake protection campaign

China will stage a campaign to address salient problems damaging or polluting its rivers and lakes in the second half of the year, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 18:02:31

China to implement three-year action plan for cleaner air

China will begin to implement a three-year action plan for cleaner air later this year, an environmental official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:29:41

China's ecological restoration helps reduce dust pollution: study

China's ecological restoration projects are beneficial in controlling dust erosion and reducing dust concentration in the North China Plain, especially during spring, according to a recently published study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:42:27

Scientists reveal panda's long-lost lineage after extracting DNA from ancient skull

Chinese scientists revealed long-lost panda lineage by extracting DNA from a 22,000-year-old skull, and this discovery may help unearth the species' evolution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:43:40

China sets up Qinling giant panda research center

A research center dedicated to the study of the Qinling giant panda has been established in the northwestern city of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 18:15:07

China develops system that can work without electricity to ensure nuclear reactor safety during Fukushima-like crisis

China has developed a system that could ensure nuclear-reactor safety during crisis without using electricity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 23:03:40

Scientist expects 50% of wheat farmers to use hybrid variety

China is promoting domestically-developed hybrid wheat for commercial purposes, a field which China is way ahead in the world, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 23:03:40

China toughens supervision in key regions to reduce air pollution

China will start a massive environmental overhaul on June 11 to ensure the effective curb of air pollution in key regions, said sources with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/10 0:20:26

Asia's largest dredger Tiankun begins sea trial, to boost China's capability in island building

Tiankun, Asia's largest dredger, is expected to begin its first sea trial on Friday, a signal of China's improving capability in island building, Chinese experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:28:40

Room temperature should be no less than 26 C in summer as China sets norms for eco-friendly behavior

The thermostat of air conditioners should be set no less than 26 degrees Celsius in summer and no higher than 20 in winter to save energy and resources, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said Tuesday in a document advocating eco-friendly behavior.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 16:58:39

Hubei reports toxic soil dumping and illegal fishing in Yangtze River

Thousands of tons of contaminated soil were dumped close to a water intake source along the Yangtze River in 2017, according to the police in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:28:40

Over 16,000 public interest litigations in environmental protection handled in China

China's procuratorates have handled more than 16,000 public interest litigations in environment and resource protection cases from July 2015 to April this year, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/5 17:37:05

China calls for better efforts by courts on environment protection

China's Supreme People's Court Monday issued a guideline asking courts at all levels to exercise better judicial functions in environmental cases to contribute to the building of a more ecologically aware society.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 22:07:58

Tons of human feces, garbage removed from world's tallest mountain

Some 2.26 tons of human feces, 1 ton of mountaineering trash and 5.24 tons of household waste have been removed from the world's highest peak since April, Qomolangma mountain officials told the Global Times on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 21:58:40

New research discovers multiple species of salamander, overturns old preservation strategy

The giant salamander's distress call resembles the cry of a baby. Threatened by extinction, the creature probably doesn't know it should sound an alarm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:43:39

6.9% of teenagers smoke, 180m children hit by passive smoking

About 6.9 percent of Chinese teenagers smoke, 19.9 percent of them have tried smoking at least once, and 180 million children in the country have been harmed by passive smoking, a Chinese health department official said Sunday, citing survey data.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 19:33:39

Intelligent microgrid in S. China Sea to aid civil, military development

China's first remote-island intelligent micro-grid officially went into operation on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea on Sunday in a move that Chinese experts hailed as beneficial to regional civil and military development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 19:23:40