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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

Shanxi getting tough with air polluters in its major cities

Government of North China's Shanxi Province has announced its goals for controlling the PM2.5 concentrations for this winter and says it will hold government officials accountable for failing to improve air quality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 23:18:40

Seven antelope-chasing tourists fined in Tibet

Seven tourists were fined for their auto racing with Tibetan antelopes in a national reserve in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 15:59:14

Cold front to sweep north China

A cold front will sweep across most of northern China in the next three days, bringing falling temperatures and strong wind, the national observatory said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 15:07:02

Eight Tibetan antelope calves rescued in Hoh Xil

Patrollers have rescued eight Tibetan antelope calves in China's high plateau Hoh Xil national nature reserve in Qinghai Province, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 14:29:57

Migratory birds seen at Lake Balikun in China's Xinjiang

Migratory birds are seen at Lake Balikun in Balikun Kazak Autonomous County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 26, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 9:07:13

Report says Beijing air quality not good enough, PM2.5 still high

Although China has managed some improvement in its air quality since 2013, there are still air pollution problems, such as PM2.5, especially in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, said an air quality report for 2016 published on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 21:33:40

China to set up national park system

More than a year after China piloted its first national park in the Sanjiangyuan area of Qinghai Province, authorities have devised a scheme aimed at putting more of the country's areas of outstanding natural beauty under protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 17:32:22

Tons of sediment have disappeared from the Yellow River but will it affect flooding?

The Yellow River, China's second largest river, has always been known for its large amount of sediment, but it has become gradually clearer over the last decade and this has experts worrying about the possible greater frequency of flooding and the need for more flood control projects.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:14:21

China toughens rules to improve environmental monitoring data

China will make environmental monitoring data more objective and accurate with rules against data manipulation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 1:30:18

Researchers identify Gobi Desert as source of North China sandstorms

The yellow sandstorms that engulf northern China including the Chinese capital every spring originate in the Gobi Desert, not the Taklimakan Desert as previously thought, Chinese researchers announced Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 22:53:40

Wildlife paradise: Changtang National Nature Reserve in Tibet

A ruddy shelduck and a flock of barhead geese fly over a wetland in Nyima County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 19, 2017. Changtang National Nature Reserve is a wildlife paradise and home to a variety of wildlife species such as Tibetan antelopes, wild yaks, Tibetan wild donkeys and black-necked cranes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 14:37:55

China establishes environmental-capacity alert system

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it had built an alert system to monitor regional environmental and resource capacity conditions, and punish those responsible for environmental damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:28:51

China to better protect cultural relics

The State Council on Wednesday issued a guideline to better protect cultural relics in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 2:22:30

E-police camera surveillance targets contrary riders

Shanghai traffic cops have nabbed nine naughty traffic violators using facial recognition technology launched in August to surveil cyclists and tricyclists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 23:03:40

Beijing launches toughest anti-pollution campaign in autumn, winter

The Beijing housing commission on Friday began enforcing its strictest-ever anti-smog campaign in autumn and winter.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 23:33:41