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Customs make record illegal waste haul as sweeping ban kicks in

More than 1,400 tons of imported solid waste have been seized by customs authorities in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, amid the country's wide-ranging ban on imports of solid waste by the end of the year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:43:39

Govt boosts measures to tackle country’s polluted water problem

Since 2015, when water pollution incidents constantly made front page headlines in China, many people have stopped the common practice of drinking boiled tap water, worrying their health might be affected by unknown contamination in rivers and underground water.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 18:38:39

China to improve water conservation

China should do more to improve water conservancy and water resource saving, Premier Li Keqiang said Friday in a written message to a meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:46:48

Temperature inversion, warmth blamed for upcoming air pollution in Beijing

Strong thermal inversion, pollutant accumulation and weak cold air are the primary causes of the heavy air pollution that is forecast in Beijing for the coming days, the municipal environmental protection agency said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 7:42:55

North China steps up efforts to prevent smog

China has channeled more work into improving the air quality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area by replacing dirtier coal use and penalizing polluters in its latest efforts to lower the intensity of smog this winter.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 16:09:20

China hopes US rejoins Paris climate deal

China hopes the US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement and contribute to the global agenda on fighting climate change, a senior envoy said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 22:03:40

Swans arrive in central China for winter

About 20 swans have arrived at Sanmenxia Swan Lake Wetland Park in Sanmenxia city, central China's Henan Province, the park administrator said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 18:04:40

Biodiesel made with recycled gutter oil enters Chinese gas stations

Twenty sanitary vehicles filled biodiesel produced from recycled gutter oil at a Sinopec gas station in Shanghai on Tuesday, marking recycled waste fuel entering the fuel market in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 17:55:52

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