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Xi stresses clean energy use to reduce smoggy days

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that the country's north should promote the use of clean energy in winter heating with a view to reducing the number of smoggy days.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/21 21:44:38

70% of pollutants ‘emitted locally’

The northern China continued to be blanketed by heavy smog for fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, especially in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, with experts saying that 70 percent of the pollutants in the region are emitted locally.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 21:23:39

4th day of smog in Beijing

Heavy smog engulfed Beijing for a fourth straight day on Tuesday, with the current Air Quality Index exceeding 420, and visibility in some areas of the capital reduced to 50 meters.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 21:58:39

A city sighs as Beijing's heavy smog continues

As Beijing enters the fifth day since a red alert for air pollution was issued, severe smog lingers in the city and continues to plague people's lives.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/20 15:08:05

A city sighs as Beijing's heavy smog continues

As Beijing enters the fifth day since a red alert for air pollution was issued, severe smog lingers in the city and continues to plague people's lives.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/20 15:07:20

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei governments sued for failing to tackle smog

Five lawyers in China have filed three separate lawsuits against the governments of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province for allegedly failing to combat air pollution in the region, on Monday and Tuesday, as smog continues to threaten the country.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 15:02:11

Students spend ‘smog holiday’ at daycare centers

Parents in Beijing welcomed free daycare centers following the suspension of classes due to the city’s first red alert status from extreme smog.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 14:38:39

China cities spark controversy over plans to list smog on natural disaster list

An attempt by Beijing and Shanghai to classify smog as a natural disaster has brought a severe backlash from meteorologists and other scientists.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/19 23:14:38

China plans renewable energy boost by 2020

China will replace huge amounts of fossile fuels with renewable energy in the next five years in pursuit of better air quality.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/19 20:09:25

China considers draft revision to curb water pollution

China's top legislature may revise a law to better prevent water pollution, by strengthening government responsibility and supervision, according to a draft released Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/19 18:36:53

China's big lakes welcome winter migrants

Some 160,000 migratory birds have been spotted this winter at Poyang Lake, China's biggest freshwater lake, authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/19 16:00:47

Taxpayers to enjoy discounts if their emissions are better than national standards

Taxpayers could enjoy as much as 25 percent off their taxes if their emissions are 30 percent lower than national or local standards, according to a revised draft environment tax law submitted to the top legislature for second reading on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 15:58:39

Pollution down in red alert cities

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced Sunday that the 23 cities which activated red alerts last week to address severe smog have all seen a drop in pollution levels.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 0:03:40

Beijing endures first smog red alert of the year

Authorities in Beijing have mobilized public transportation and suspended schools for the city's first red alert on air pollution of the year.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/16 23:36:01

China to evaluate local governments on water pollution

China issued rules Friday on review of local governments' prevention and treatment of water pollution in the next four years.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/16 22:28:26

Tianjin to upgrade, close more thermal power units, coal boilers

The northern city of Tianjin, which borders Beijing, plans to upgrade or close more thermal power units and coal burning boilers in 2017 in an effort to cut pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/16 20:07:48

Beijing, Tianjin issue red alerts for air pollution

Beijing and its neighboring Tianjin Municipality have both issued their first red alerts for air pollution this year with heavy smog forecast in northern China Friday, local environmental protection authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/15 23:29:44

China addresses pollution concerns

China's top environment watchdog delivered verbal warnings to companies and a local government on Thursday to promote greener growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/15 23:28:24