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Illegal ivory sales fell 30 percent since 2017 ban: survey

Illegal ivory sales have declined at Chinese stores and online platforms since a national ban began at the end of last year, a wildlife protection organization said Thursday, but warned that Southeast Asian border regions remain hotspots for trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 22:53:46

King of storms lashes South China, killing 2, injuring over 200

Typhoon Mangkhut, dubbed the "king of storms" by Chinese meteorologists and twice the size of Hurricane Florence in the US, made landfall at around 5 pm in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, causing two deaths and over 200 injuries in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 22:48:40

Chinese, US officials call for more ambitious action on emission reduction

China's Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua on Thursday reaffirmed the Chinese central government's commitment to supporting the local governments in developing the green economy and reducing carbon emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 13:16:50

China to restore BRI poplar tree forests

China's campaign to plant desert poplar trees helps restore the ecological system and brings economic benefits to countries involved in the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and helps reduce the overflow of the Indus River, a Chinese environmental organization said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 23:18:40

China develops on-site water pollutant monitoring method

Chinese scientists have developed a new method for on-site water pollutant monitoring, which is more convenient and efficient than traditional sampling methods.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 9:28:40

Beijing PM2.5 density drops

The average density of PM2.5 in Beijing during the first seven months of this year was 55 micrograms per cubic meter, down 14.1 percent from the same period last year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:34:22

Sulfate in air unlikely originates from burning coal: Chinese scientists

New research conducted by Chinese scientists cast doubt on the belief that coal burning is the main source of sulfate, one of the major contributors to air pollution in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:33:42

China plans large quake research facility in Tianjin University

Tianjin University has received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to build a large-scale earthquake simulation engineering research facility.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 19:59:21

Global warming accelerates desertification in northern China

Global warming might accelerate the expansion of dry lands in northern China, according to recent Chinese research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 18:13:33

Rare cliff flowers discovered in Hebei

Researchers in north China's Hebei Province have discovered a rare cliff flower during a recent expedition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 13:18:45

China to restore frescoes of grassland grottoes

Cultural heritage workers will launch a program to restore the frescoes of the 1,600-year-old Arjai Grottoes in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to the regional cultural heritage administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:18:32

Captive panda gives birth to twins from counterpart in wild

A female giant panda in captivity gave birth to twins after mating with a wild panda, which would increase the vitality and gene diversity of captive pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 23:03:40

China begins 9th Arctic expedition to help build 'Polar Silk Road'

The Chinese research ship, Xue Long, also known as “Snow Dragon,” left Shanghai on Friday for the Arctic to conduct the country's ninth polar expedition, a move scientists said will better build China's “Polar Silk Road.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/20 23:13:40

China unveils world's first commercial deep-sea robot

China's rolling-stock manufacturer CRRC unveiled a new type of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on Tuesday, capable of carrying four tons underwater.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 22:18:39

China rolls out "river chief" scheme nationwide

China has rolled out its river chief scheme nationwide ahead of schedule amid efforts to combat water pollution, a senior official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 23:27:22

Opinions divided over sea rice cultivation as fresh water still needed

China's agricultural experts are questioning whether sea rice can be grown in commercial quantities in tidal flats after an article cast doubt on the idea of feeding more people with salt alkali-tolerant rice.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 21:08:40

China's carbon emissions likely to decline: research

China's industrial upgrading and energy structure transformation are the main reasons for its declining carbon emissions, and the declining trend is likely to continue, according to recent research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 17:35:50

Typhoon Maria makes landfall in east China's Fujian

Maria, the eighth typhoon this year, made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Lianjiang County, east China's Fujian Province, bringing gales of up to 42 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 9:54:38