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Chinese experts disagree with sea level threat to wipe out Shanghai by 2050

New research shows that sea levels are rising faster than expected, and by 2050, some of the greatest coastal cities, including Shanghai, will be wiped out. But some Chinese experts said the rise is not as fast, though they admitted global warming poses a huge challenge.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 22:33:40

Xi stresses role of traditional Chinese medicine for "Healthy China"

Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the important role of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in building "Healthy China."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/25 17:29:35

Northern China desert sets example in combating desertification

Kubuqi Desert was once known as "the forbidden zone of life," and "sea of death." Grass could not grow in Kubuqi, and almost no one lived there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 20:43:43

China issues anti-pollution plan for north region

Chinese authorities published a comprehensive plan to control air pollution in Beijing, Tianjin, North China's Hebei Province as well as surrounding areas which could experience heavy air pollution in autumn and winter.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 22:18:40

Changting people turn bare mountains into national park

In the 1940s, the area of soil erosion in Changting county, East China's Fujian Province, was nearly 1.5 million mu (1,000 square kilometers), covering one third of the county's land area.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 18:48:40

China's homemade icebreaker makes maiden voyage to Antarctica

China's first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, started its maiden voyage to the Antarctic from the city of Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/10/15 18:47:49

Beijing set to enforce new strict garbage sorting rules, fine violators

Beijing will soon enforce new trash sorting rules that may call for fines of 200 yuan ($28.30) to individuals who refuse to properly dispose of their waste, while giving restaurants and hotels up to 5,000 yuan if they provide disposable products to customers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 18:13:28

Tiny, endangered jellyfish thrive in wastewater treatment facility

An extremely rare species of freshwater jellyfish the size of a penny, that has existed for 550 million years and predates dinosaurs, was recently spotted in an advanced wastewater treatment facility in South China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 16:11:25

5.2-magnitude quake hits South China: CENC

No casualties were reported after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Beiliu, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 10:55 pm on Saturday, which caused the suspension of several trains, local authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 17:37:01

HK singer meets career Waterloo for supporting Hong Kong pro-riot protests

Hong Kong pop singer and actor Pakho Chau Pak-ho has likely damaged his career in the Chinese mainland for allegedly supporting Hong Kong protests as his scenes in a new film may have been drastically reduced, another has failed to premier and his concert in the mainland has been put off.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/22 21:13:40

North China villagers, wild pandas live side by side in harmony

North China villagers, wild pandas live side by side in harmony
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/11 12:13:40

Polar cruise liner marks shipbuilding breakthrough

Experts say China is stepping up to become a world class shipbuilder after the first China-made polar cruise liner was handed over to a US company on Friday in Haimen, East China's Jiangsu Province, the base of China Merchants Group (CMG).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 21:03:39

Nuclear plant neighboring HK proud of its ecology work

Egrets can often be spotted at the Daya Bay. The logo of China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), which owns the Daya Bay power plant, is also a flying egret.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 18:38:40

In first EU-funded project, Chinese contractor rises to environmental challenges

As Croatia was hit by another round of heat wave in early August, Slovakian holiday-maker Martin Tulipan was cooling off on the beach of Komarna, a small village facing the Mali Ston Bay in southern Croatia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/18 0:23:04

Planting herbs in China's 'water tower': Alleviating poverty the ecological way

China's achievements in poverty reduction in recent years have been unprecedented. Official data shows China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty in the past four decades. From 2012 to 2018, the number of people living under the national poverty line (about $436) has dropped by more than 80 million to 16.6 million.
Source: People's Daily app | 2019/8/6 19:14:26

Air pollutants from South Asia linked to glaciers melting

Atmospheric pollution has accelerated the glaciers melting in the world's Third Pole which covers the Tibetan Plateau and surroundings, as high levels of air pollutants are extending from South Asia and accumulating on the southern slope of the Himalayas, an international research team found recently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 23:19:15

Visitors rush to see first giant pandas at Qinghai-Tibet Plateau zoo

It has been a month since four giant pandas in Xining, capital of Northwest China's Qinghai Province, met the public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 17:38:40

Air quality up to standard after deadly blast in central China: local official

The local government of Yima, Central China's Henan Province, where an explosion at a gas factory on Friday killed 15 people, said air quality is up to standards after emergency measures were taken.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 22:38:40