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China seeks breakthroughs in combatting smog

China will increase research on smog in its battle against air pollution in Beijing and surrounding areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 22:59:46

National park to be built on Qinghai-Tibet plateau

China is going to build a national park on western China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, scientists involved in the project said Monday, adding that a second research project in the region will begin in June.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 23:38:39

China dispatches high-profile environment inspection teams

China's central government has organized a third group of inspection teams to review local government environmental protection work.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 21:48:33

Tianjin begins to clean up sewage pit

The municipal government of North China's Tianjin announced on Friday that it has taken measures to clean up a recently publicized sewage pit and promised to eradicate the problem before the end of July, after media coverage triggered public outcry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/22 0:13:39

Sewage pits to be cleaned up in North China county

Pictures of the contaminated pools in North China’s Hebei province went viral on April 18, 2017 after a report from an environment organization disclosed the pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 9:48:06

Chinese air pollution inspectors find problems in 285 companies

China's environmental authority found 285 companies in violation of standards during the latest round of air pollution inspection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/20 21:57:10

Shanghai sees hottest April day in 120 years: officials

Temperatures in Shanghai rose to a record-breaking 31.2 C Saturday, the hottest April the city has experienced in 120 years, according to the Shanghai meteorological service.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 21:38:39

Biota preservation

The Department of Land and Resources of Southwest China's Guizhou Province said that it is applying for the designation of Guizhou's Weng'an biota as a national park, according to the Ministry of Land and Resources on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 23:53:39

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei restricts construction coatings to improve air

To curb air pollution, Hebei Province, Beijing and Tianjin will enforce a unified standard to reduce the use of coatings and adhesives in construction.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 13:33:55

679 firms in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region violate environmental laws and regulations: MEP

Environmental inspectors found that a majority of firms they inspected in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding areas were violating environmental laws and regulations, amid the country's "toughest" and largest national-level inspection on record.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 16:28:39

Beijing should do more to protect environment: Inspection team

Despite achievements by Beijing in its mission to address air and water pollution -- more should be done, an inspection team from the central government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 22:43:51

Ministry names Communist Party of China as environment protector

China released on Thursday 2016's 10 top global environmental issues, citing the Communist Party of China (CPC) as "the party that has the strongest sense of environmental protection."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 23:48:40

China announces year-long inspection of air quality in northern cities

In the largest national-level inspection on record, more than two dozen cities in north China will face a strict one-year inspection over air pollution prevention, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/6 7:45:10

Surprise inspection busts cities’ polluting industries

A leading Beijing-based oil company has run afoul of the head of China's top environmental body during a surprise inspection on Tuesday, which came as China's authorities mount efforts to crack down on pollution lawbreaker.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 22:23:40

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to be hit by smog

A new round of smog will hit North China's Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region from Sunday to Wednesday, during Qingming Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/31 23:48:40

China ready to enhance Arctic environmental cooperation: vice premier

China will actively participate in environmental preservation and push for environmental cooperation in the Arctic, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 7:52:27

China reports highest sea level in 30 years

A report released Wednesday by China's State Oceanic Administration warned that sea levels monitored last year reached the highest level since 1980.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:37:51

Smog could ‘delay’ global warming, say scientists

Chinese experts claimed that smog can delay global warming because the particles help oceans absorb carbon dioxide.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 15:48:39