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Government inspection finds hundreds of environmental violations

In snap inspections on factories and other premises in and around Beijing and Tianjin, China’s top environmental authority found that many were operating illegally by failing to adhere to strict environmental regulations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 22:28:39

China imposes total ban on commercial logging, eyes forest reserves

China has completely stopped commercial logging in forests, according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 21:08:39

Better care for rare porpoises urged

Chinese political advisers and animal rights advocates have urged the government to provide greater protection to Yangtze finless porpoises, after six were found dead this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 21:03:40

China to set up special fund on smog research: premier

Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday China will set up a special fund to pool together the country's finest scientists to find the "unique" causes of smog that frequently hovers over north China's winter skies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 14:10:30

China to enhance ecological protection of national park

China is working on the country's first regulation on the protection of the Sanjiangyuan National Park located in West China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 0:23:39

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation secretariat opens

The Chinese secretariat of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, a partnership between China and five Southeast Asian countries, was opened on Friday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/11 0:13:39

China on right path for addressing air pollution: minister

China is heading into the right direction for tackling air pollution, as proved by the improvement of air quality over the past few years, Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 17:33:56

Blue sheep thrive under protection in NW China

Photos taken in early March show blue sheep searching for food on snow-covered mountains in Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County, Northwest China’s Gansu Province. The blue sheep, under second class animal protection in China, excel at climbing cliffs. The county has increased efforts to protect the habitat of blue sheep in recent years, increasing animal numbers.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/3/9 10:57:55

China to create soil pollution prevention law

China's national legislature will create a soil pollution prevention law and revise the law on water pollution prevention this year, according to a work report of the National People's Congress Standing Committee to be delivered Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/8 14:13:12

Air quality improved in more cities: MEP

As most Chinese cities witnessed more days with clean air after a nationwide air pollution control plan was introduced in 2013, environmental experts noted air quality has seen improvement and whether all China's cities can reach the national standard for air quality by the stated goal of 2030 will depend on the progress of social, economic and technological development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 23:23:40

Environmental court opens in NW China province

A special court for environmental cases has been established in northwest China's Qinghai Province to provide legal service for environmental protection work in the Sanjiangyuan area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 13:58:26

Fishing ban in Yangtze

China announced on Thursday a permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River, as it races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 23:33:40

Smog density in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei down 30 pct

The average density of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter that causes smog, in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region dropped by 26.5 micrograms per cubic meter, or 30 percent, from 2013 to 2016, according to satellite data released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/2 7:11:57

Smog to hit northern cities

Smog is expected to engulf parts of northern China on Friday and Saturday, the national observatory forecast on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/28 21:08:42

2 killer whale carcasses found in East China Sea sent to university

The two killer whale carcasses found recently in the East China Sea near Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province have been sent to a university scientific institute where they will be studied.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 13:58:39

China's air quality worsens in January

Chinese cities suffered from more days of air pollution in January, with northern areas being the worst affected, official data showed Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 9:34:22

Water level of Xiangjiang River drops due to dry weather

Cargo ships stuck in the Xiangyin section of Xiangjiang River due to low water level in central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 20, 2017. Due to the dry weather, the water level of Xiangyin section is below the designed minimum navigable level, causing congestion and stranding. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/21 9:26:33

More than half of Beijing's household waste to produce energy

Beijing municipal government has set a goal of converting 57 percent of the city's household waste into energy. This waste-to-energy conversion will be carried out at six garbage treatment plants to be opened this year, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 8:01:26