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S.China Sea increasingly polluted: ocean authorities

Parts of the South China Sea are increasingly polluted, the Chinese authorities said in an annual communiqué, with many coastal ecosystems now in an unhealthy condition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 18:38:39

Chinese lawmakers weigh new law to tackle soil pollution

Over three years after China declared war on pollution, lawmakers began reviewing a draft legislation for the country's first soil pollution prevention and control law on Thursday to head off rising public concerns over environmental costs of decades of rapid growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 13:49:38

China's air quality worsens in May

The air quality in China's major cities was worse in May than the same period last year, due to a sandstorm that swept across much of north China, the environment ministry said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 21:37:49

China court sentences seven over falsifying air quality data

A Chinese court Friday sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/16 19:02:55

China pushes fertilizer-replacement program

China's Ministry of Agriculture Wednesday launched a program to replace chemical fertilizes with organic alternatives in 100 counties and districts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/15 15:39:06

Sichuan to create giant panda tour route

Southwest China's Sichuan Province, internationally famous for its giant pandas, is planning to establish a tour route for fans of the rare bears.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 15:23:39

Phosphorus concentration in China’s freshwater lakes declines: study

Though phosphorus concentration in China's lakes has significantly declined in recent years, the country still faces challenges in tackling the serious water pollution as the existing blue algae threatens regional water supply, said experts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 22:38:40

Scientists discover breakthrough in South China Sea drilling mission

A Chinese drilling mission in the South China Sea will not only reshape the public's understanding of the region but will also lead to a breakthrough in gas, oil and methane exploration, said experts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 23:08:40

Beijing acts on population growth

Beijing has made progress in cooperation with its neighbors and will act to restrict population growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/10 7:35:34

China steps up efforts to prevent marine pollution: envoy

China has stepped up efforts to adopt comprehensive measures to prevent and control marine pollution, said a Chinese envoy on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/7 14:00:48

Rain to hit most regions in China

Weather authorities said Tuesday that rain would hit most parts of China Wednesday, the first day of the country's annual college entrance exam.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/6 14:46:00

US faces risk of missing out on next global industry by pulling out of Paris deal

The US faces the risk of missing out on the next global industry, Thomas Friedman said in Beijing on Friday, after Donald Trump announced to pull the country out of Paris pact.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/2 18:48:39

China to tackle climate change "steadfastly": premier

China will continue to work steadfastly to implement the commitment of the Paris climate deal and join hands with all parties to tackle climate change, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters in Berlin on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/2 8:28:17

Heavy rainfall expected in south China

China's southern areas are bracing for torrential rain in the coming days, China's national weather observatory said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 14:53:28

China stably extracts ‘combustible ice’

China may be on the cusp of a major energy revolution after successfully collecting samples of "combustible ice" in the South China Sea, a top official said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 23:36:36

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to suffer from ozone pollution

Heavy air pollution, including high ground level ozone (O3) levels, is likely to hit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and some of its neighboring areas in the coming days, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/18 23:36:19

Water level of Huaihe River reaches 13.20 meters in E China's Jiangsu

Fishing boats anchor in Huai'an section of the Huaihe River in east China's Jiangsu Province, May 15, 2017. Due to torrential rain and the flow of water from upper reaches, water level of Jiangsu section of the Huaihe River has reached 13.20 meters recently.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 11:27:38

1,278 officials held accountable in latest environmental inspections

A total of 1,278 officials have been held accountable for inadequate environmental protection in the latest round of state inspections, according to a statement released Friday by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/12 14:28:28