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Yangtze tributary reservoir stores more water for diversion project

The Danjiangkou reservoir on the Hanjiang River, a major tributary of the Yangtze, has stored much more water this year due to the autumn flood, which guarantees the water supply for the south-to-north water diversion project.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 10:40:32

Beijing joins neighboring regions to fight smog

Beijing's environmental authority announced a new campaign to curb air pollution as autumn marks the start of the smoggy season.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/30 22:21:47

Retrieval of underwater robot sheds light on deep sea organisms

China's most advanced marine science expedition vessel, Kexue, has successfully retrieved its underwater robot from the South China Sea, bringing back 186 gigabytes of high-definition video and data, media reported Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:43:39

Beijing issues yellow alert for smog

Beijing's air pollution emergency response office issued a yellow alert for smog Thursday afternoon, forecasting the air pollution to persist till Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 18:14:07

China's satellites to offer key free weather data worldwide

China's National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) confirmed with the Global Times on Wednesday that it had begun trial operations of its free data-sharing service since Tuesday via China's new-generation of weather satellites, the Fengyun-4, and its first carbon-monitoring satellite, the TanSat, for international users.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/25 22:23:39

Chinese environmental protection equipment output to hit 1 trillion yuan by 2020

China aims to boost its output of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry to 1 trillion yuan (about 151 billion US dollars) by 2020, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/25 16:17:21

Chinese city hails taxi to monitor air pollution

The eastern Chinese city of Jinan has deployed a new army of air pollution monitors: taxis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/25 15:02:09

Snow leopards better off but not entirely out of danger in NW China

The snow leopard, a vulnerable species, has been spotted more frequently in recent years in the Sanjiangyuan region of Northwest China's Qinghai Province, which marks progress on environmental protection in the area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/23 23:37:09

Rain grows Poyang Lake

Fishing boats float in Poyang Lake in Duchang County, East China's Jiangxi Province, Oct. 22, 2017. Rainfall in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has increased the water level in the lake. Although it's the largest freshwater lake in China, it's fluctuates dramatically between the wet and dry seasons.
Source: | 2017/10/23 11:37:10

Beijing to cut emission in winter heating season

Beijing plans to cut over 1,800 tonnes of nitric oxide emissions during this year's winter heating season, said Beijing Thermal Group Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 17:28:47

Mining suspended in NE China nature reserves

Mining has been suspended in all nature reserves in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 14:35:10

Rain, clouds expected in SW China

China's national weather observatory on Sunday forecast cloud cover and rain in southwestern areas for the next three days.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 13:20:44

China's new water test gives different departments to eliminate false data

China has announced that it will be assigning the collection and testing of water in various areas to separate institutions as part of a new approach to gather more accurate and reliable data to control water pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 23:53:40

China monitors CO2, methane in South China Sea

The first greenhouse gas monitoring system in the South China Sea has started the test run, an important move for research on, and the environmental protection of, the South China Sea area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 22:38:39

China intercepts invasive beetle species

The Entry-Exit Inspection and Qurantine Bureau in north China's Hebei Province has intercepted a live invasive beetle found in a shipment of goat skins from New Zealand.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 16:43:35

East China city closes most construction sites to cut pollution

China's Jinan City will close most construction sites until further notice, according to a weekend notice from the city's Urban and Rural Construction Committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 13:53:05

Typhoon Khanun makes landfall in south China

Khanun, the 20th typhoon this year, made landfall at around 3:25 a.m. Monday in Xuwen county, south China's Guangdong Province, bringing gales of 28 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:24:06

China continues orange alert as Typhoon Khanun approaches

China's national weather observatory on Sunday continued an orange alert for Typhoon Khanun, which is approaching the country's southern coast bringing rough gales and heavy storms.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 13:34:55