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Three Gorges reservoir diverts water to lower reaches of Yangtze River

The Three Gorges reservoir diverted over 10 billion cubic meters of water to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 17:23:20

China develops water cycle detection system for accurate weather forecast

Chinese scientists have developed a comprehensive and reliable water cycle detection system, which facilitates the observation and forecast of extreme weather.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 17:22:33

Most of China's rice fields suitable for water saving irrigation: research

Chinese researchers have disclosed that over 94 percent of the country's rice fields are suitable for water saving irrigation (WSI).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 17:17:33

Joint efforts increase environmental protection of China's Lugu Lake

Naka Drolma is a guesthouse operator and is also in charge of almost everything around her hotel, which is located by the Lugu Lake in Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/2 17:08:19

Shaanxi to rule out villa projects on Qinling in new legislation

Northwest China's Shaanxi Province pledged to prohibit agritourism and rural family inns in the core protection zones of the Qinling Mountains in a new draft submitted to the provincial standing committee of the people's congress on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/29 15:06:51

China uses drones to protect ancient grottoes

In an effort to better protect ancient relics remotely located in deep mountains and forests, experts are turning to drones for assistance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 16:53:19

China to step up flood control in 2019: minister

China will step up flood control efforts this year as extreme weather will likely become more frequent, the Minister of Water Resources E Jingping said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/12 17:29:55

China vows to win battle against pollution

In the face of an economic slowdown and employment pressure, China has reaffirmed its determination to win the tough battle against pollution and pledged that boosting the economy will not come at the price of a degraded environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 23:18:40

Inner Mongolia enhances grassland protection

Northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has stepped up efforts to curb the ecological degradation of its vast grasslands, with the average vegetation coverage of its pastures remaining at 44 percent over the past three years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 16:40:49

China enhances protection over habitats of endangered tigers

In a national park in northeast China, the local forest management bureau reported that 35 traces of Siberian tigers were spotted last year, a record high.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 17:48:38

China's coal province to promote ethanol fuel

North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province will promote ethanol gasoline for its road vehicles to cut emissions and fossil fuel consumption.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 17:35:38

Chinese citizens embrace garbage sorting as a new lifestyle

Soon, garbage sorting will no longer be an option but a requirement in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 16:49:16

61 seal cubs rescued from poachers

A total of 100 poached spotted seal cubs have been found by local villagers in a reserve in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 18:53:41

More wild snow leopards spotted amid China's conservation efforts

A snow leopard protection program has yielded positive results after infrared cameras at a nature reserve in Northwest China's Gansu Province captured over 60 images of the animal during the second half of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/24 17:43:40

Antarctic voyage brings Chinese female scientists on journey of self-discovery

It was the last afternoon of 2018 in Ushuaia, Argentina, a small city known as the world's end. A total of 90 female scientists aged from 25 to 65 and from 26 countries were boarding the ice-strengthened vessel, also known as Ushuaia, and heading to the Antarctic for a three-week trip.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 19:03:41

Snow leopard protection project bears fruits in Xinjiang

A snow leopard protection project in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has made achievements after monitoring the species in the eastern Tianshan mountains, a major habitat of the species, this winter.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 17:20:50

China unveils development plans for forestry industry

China's top forestry authority has made plans to boost the forestry industry and set development goals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 17:17:10

China's icebreaker Xuelong leaves research base in Antarctica on way back home

China's research icebreaker Xuelong, with 126 crew members aboard on the 35th Antarctic research mission, on Thursday local time left the Zhongshan Station on its way back to China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 0:00:32