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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

China vows to make greater contribution to global health governance

China is willing to cooperate with other countries to do justice to the health of its population and provide better health care services, Ma Xiaowei, Minister of China's National Health Commission, told the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA),which concluded on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/28 18:13:39

Top legislature inspects air pollution control in Hebei

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, has sent a team to north China's Hebei Province to inspect the implementation of the Air Pollution Control Law.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/27 21:28:20

China clamps down on smuggled waste from abroad

Chinese media and society hailed the ban on imported waste as "new era's Humen Opium Destruction" as customs authorities conducted a nationwide campaign against trash smuggling.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 18:48:40

China completes deepest land drill

China has completed constructing its latest drill site, a technological breakthrough that unlocked climate development during the Cretaceous Period and would also help China in energy exploration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 14:58:39

China to strengthen biodiversity conservation supervision

China will strengthen biodiversity conservation supervision and biodiversity research to protect important natural ecosystems and wildlife, the environmental protection watchdog said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 0:56:32

China's ecological renewal model an inspiration to the world: UNEP chief

The ecological transformation model adopted by a rapidly industrializing China in the recent past could serve as an inspiration to developing countries grappling with climate change, pollution and habitats depletion, Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 8:56:39

Beijing police confiscate 418 wild birds

Beijing forestry police have confiscated a total of 418 wild birds in a campaign targeting illegal hunting and trade of wild birds across the capital city, according to local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 20:44:09

Procuratorial office set up for Sanjiangyuan environmental protection

An office has been established in northwest China's Qinghai Province to deal with environmental protection cases in the Sanjiangyuan area.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:44:36