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Smog to hit large parts of China

A new round of smog will affect Beijing and neighboring provinces from Friday, data from the China National Environmental Monitoring Center showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:09:38

Chinese scientists find microplastics in South Pole for the 1st time

Chinese researchers on an Antarctic expedition have found microplastics near the South Pole, lending scientific weight to rising calls across the planet to address ocean pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:28:39

No large-scale oil spill found after east China coast vessel collision

China's Ministry of Transport said Tuesday that no large-scale oil spill had been found in waters where two vessels collided off China's east coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:59:47

Qaidam Basin sees drop of desertified land

The Qaidam Basin, China's highest basin on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, has seen a decrease of more than 28,000 hectares of desertified land since 2009, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 14:49:30

China honors promise to protect nature

As a conservationist, 27-year-old Wang Chunli knows what a rewarding yet bumpy ride China must take before reaching its "Beautiful China" destination by the mid-21st century.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 11:35:25

World's first solar highway vandalized and key parts stolen: officials

The world's first photovoltaic highway was vandalized and had sensitive parts stolen five days after opening in the East China city of Jinan, authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 21:38:40

China's ivory ban good example for elephant conservation: Rwandan experts

China's ban on domestic ivory sales will have positive impact on elephant conservation, Rwandan experts told Xinhua in interviews recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:54:54

Kenya lauds China's ivory trade ban, urges other nations to follow suit

Kenya's government on Friday hailed China's landmark decision to ban domestic trade in ivory products and urged other countries to follow suit in order to save the remaining population of elephants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 21:19:17

China strengthens judicial protection of marine environment

China's Supreme People's Court has released a regulation to standardize criteria for judging cases related to compensation disputes over marine natural resources and environmental damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 20:32:00

Environmental protection work in Tibet not satisfactory: inspection team

A national inspection has found that environmental protection work in Tibet did not meet the requirements of the central government and public.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:56

Xinjiang has 5 more national wetland parks

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had another five state-level wetland parks approved in 2017, bringing the total number of national wetland parks to 52 in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:41

Environment tax helps rein in polluters in China

Chen Maozhe owns a garment dyeing factory. As the new year began, he wasted no time buying equipment that will substantially reduce waste water discharge.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:44:24

Inner Mongolia sees warmest year in 56 years

Northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, known for its vast grasslands and cold weather, recorded its warmest year in 56 years in 2017
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:40:43

China to appoint "lake chiefs" to control pollution

China will appoint "lake chiefs" to step up water pollution control as a similar approach adopted in 2016 to protect rivers has achieved satisfactory results.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:33:47

China's ban on ivory sale should be followed by all: Sri Lankan wildlife experts

Sri Lanka's leading wildlife experts and environmentalists on Thursday welcomed China's decision to ban ivory sales, saying all countries should follow China's example in order to save tuskers globally.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/5 7:33:06

China's ivory trade ban offers hope for future of African elephants

The government of Tanzania and conservation organizations on Wednesday hailed China's decision to end ivory trade, saying the move offered hope for the future of elephants in Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 6:54:41

Chinese include more clear, blue skies in 2018 in New Year wish list

Chinese citizens have expressed expectations for a continued trend of blue-sky days after experiencing a less smoggy year of 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 22:58:40

Wild swans migrate to N China's Shanxi from Siberia

A swan is seen in the wetland near the Yellow River in Pinglu County, north China's Shanxi Province, Dec. 27, 2017. Every winter, wild swans migrate here from Siberia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/31 15:40:08