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Tibet receives high-profile environmental inspection

China's central authorities dispatched an inspection team to review environmental protection work in Tibet Autonomous Region Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/16 8:07:35

6.5-magnitude quake hits South China Sea: CENC

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the waters of South China Sea at 1:28 p.m. Friday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/11 13:51:39

China to launch new round of environmental inspections

China will soon launch a new round of central environmental inspections covering eight provincial-level areas, as the country finishes nationwide investigations into local environmental protection efforts, according to an official statement Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/7 15:53:39

China issues warning for mountain torrents

The Ministry of Water Resources and the China Meteorological Administration issued an alert Thursday for mountain torrents in the country's north region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/4 8:00:34

Water diversion benefits Beijing residents

China's south-to-north water diversion project has benefited more than 11 million people in Beijing, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 7:48:54

Over 4,660 officials blamed for lax environmental efforts

China has held over 4,660 officials accountable for their poor environmental protection work after the latest round of inspections, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 7:48:37

China streamlines environmental regulation on construction projects

China has revised a regulation on environmental protection of construction projects, streamlining administrative procedures, according to a State Council decree signed by Premier Li Keqiang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 17:53:00

Regulation enacted to further protect Sanjiangyuan National Park

A regulation on Sanjiangyuan National Park, the first of China's new national park system, took effect on Tuesday, aimed at better protecting the headwaters of three rivers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 16:16:01

Xi urges eco-environment cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for closer cooperation in curbing desertification among countries along the Belt and Road initiative and improving the global eco-environment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 22:53:39

China renews orange alert for heat wave

China's meteorologists renewed an orange alert on Wednesday as a heat wave persists in southern parts of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 14:24:29

China renews blue alert for rainstorms

China's national weather observatory continued its blue alert for rainstorms on Tuesday, as heavy rain is expected in parts of north China and some areas in the south over the next 24 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 11:15:39

Database of deep-sea bacteria built

China has built the world's largest database of deep-sea bacteria amid the country's increasing efforts to promote oceanic study and conservation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 22:48:40

China releases Yangzte environmental protection plan

The Chinese government has released an environmental protection plan covering the Yangtze River Economic Belt, the latest move to protect the country's longest river from pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/22 15:29:14

Environment of reserve improved for black-necked cranes in China's Tibet

A black-necked crane looks after its chicks after they hatched in the Qiangtang nature reserve, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 24, 2017. Flocks of black-necked cranes fly here to breed as the environment of reserve has been improved in recent years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/20 15:58:01

China desalinates nearly 1.2 mln tonnes of seawater daily: report

The daily output of China's 131 seawater desalination projects reached more than 1.18 million tonnes by the end of 2016, according to an official report released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/19 17:17:12

China enhances flood control

China has entered a crucial period for flood control as many areas in the country have been stricken by floods or heavy rains in the past week, the authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/11 22:03:39

Wave energy device passes regulatory test for application

China has made vital progress in developing wave energy devices which make it possible to generate electricity when the wave is less than half a meter high, laying the foundation for wave power generation in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/10 23:43:40

Northwest China salt lake expands, threatening environment

Concern is growing over the damage the continuous expansion of the salt lake in Northwest China's Hoh Xil region is causing to the surrounding ecological environment and infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 21:33:39