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Beijing city to reinforce greening efforts

The mayor of Beijing said Monday that more efforts would be made to green the city in the new year, including creating more parks, planting more trees and expanding greenbelt areas downtown.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/14 16:15:37

Beijing records less heavily polluted days in 2018

Beijing saw less heavily polluted days and reducing average concentration of hazardous gas and particles in 2018, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 21:10:04

China to better balance environment protection, economic development

China has pledged to coordinate its efforts of environmental protection and economic development in 2019, an important year for winning the tough battle against pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/30 21:43:45

Two solar power bases launched in northwestern China

Two solar power bases in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with a total installed power generating capacity of 1 GW, were launched and connected to the grid Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/30 12:10:51

Online shopping and food delivery succeeds in China at great cost to the environment

Cathy Dong (pseudonym), a 32-year-old office worker in Shanghai and a frequent user of new retail and food delivery platforms like Hema Fresh and Meituan, noticed a significant rise in the amount of plastic bags in her daily life recently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:08:41

Experts call for increased cross-Strait cooperation in environmental protection

More than 70 cross-Strait academics and businessmen called for increased cross-Strait cooperation in environmental protection, at a forum in Taipei Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 23:38:16

China contributes to climate action rulebook adoption

The Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCCC) closed in Katowice, Poland late Saturday night local time, after a delay of almost 30 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 22:28:40

At COP24, money remains the key issue

China's top climate change official reaffirmed the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and capabilities in implementing the Paris agreement as negotiations on climate change in Katowice, Poland were winding down to a final intense moment on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/14 21:36:49

Nation vows climate change assistance for developing countries

The Chinese government has set aside 700 million yuan ($100 million) since 2011 to help other developing countries confront climate change, China's top climate change official said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 22:38:41

Carbon trading will reduce greenhouse gas emissions: envoy

China, the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, has been promoting the building of a market system for the carbon emissions trade, China's special representative said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/11 22:13:41

China-led climate change film festival launches new journey in COP24

The Chinese delegation promoted the country's film festival on climate change at the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Thursday, in Katowice, Poland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 20:59:07

China-France satellite gets first ocean data

The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSat) had obtained more than 400 pieces of marine environmental data in its first batch of data transmissions, a month after it took off from China's Gobi Desert.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 15:48:40

Nation leads global climate change efforts to reduce emissions

China, with the aim to fulfill its commitment to the handling of global climate change, will gradually reduce and remove the subsidies to the development of new energy products by 2020 to enhance their competiveness in the market.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 19:33:41

UN Climate Change Conference to listen to China's voice

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened on Monday in Katowice, Poland with all parties making efforts to finalize the implementation guidelines for the Paris agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 22:28:39

Strong tremors felt in Taiwan Strait 6.2-magnitude quake

Tremors were felt in eastern China's Fujian Province when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 a.m. Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 16:38:31

China Focus: China sees melting glaciers as temperatures rise

A report released by international environmental protection organization Greenpeace shows that against the background of global warming, glaciers in China have been melting at a rapid pace since the 1990s. Compared with the 1950s, 82.2 percent of China's glaciers are shrinking, and the entire area has decreased by 18 percent, according to the report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 16:27:09

Authorities deny relaxing pollution controls due to economy as Beijing suffers worst smog

North China experienced its heaviest smog this winter on Wednesday, with the air quality index (AQI) rising over 300 in Beijing, prompting local residents to call the day "poisonous."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:55:48

China's biggest freshwater lake enters drought period

Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, has entered a low water period due to drought in east China's Jiangxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 21:47:35