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NW China's Hanzhong City shrouded by smog

A heron flies over trees in smog-shrouded Yangxian County of Hanzhong City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 18, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 14:45:53

China's first national park to open in 2020

China's first national park in the Sanjiangyuan area will open in 2020, the administration bureau said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:58:33

China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker

The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/18 23:03:41

North, east China continue yellow alert for heavy fog

Photo taken on Jan. 17, 2018 shows a skyscraper shrouded in fog in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. China's national observatory on Wednesday continued a yellow alert for heavy fog in some northern and eastern regions. Thick fog will sweep parts of Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei and Hunan provinces from Wednesday morning, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 8:09:54

China finds 9,600 land-based sources of marine pollution

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Wednesday disclosed the findings of a nationwide survey on land-based sources of marine pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 6:57:04

China locates sunken Iranian oil tanker

China's transport ministry said on Wednesday that they have located Sanchi, the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday, and that an underwater robot will carry out further investigation.
Source: Global Times - Agencies | 2018/1/17 23:23:40

Trips into 'depopulated zones' carry high risks for adventurers, damage environment

Liu Yinchuan may well have paid the ultimate price for his thirst for adventure. The adventurer had written in a WeChat post that his hiking expedition into the Changtang Nature Reserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region would last about 60 days. "If I don't turn up before December 20, 2017, please wait for me for another ten days. If I don't come out on January 1, please don't search for me. Please remember I have only one belief: to stay alive!"
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 17:48:40

China says claims of inadequate rescue of sunken oil tanker "untrue, irresponsible"

China disputed claims Tuesday about inadequate efforts to save the crew of tanker Sanchi, saying they are "untrue and irresponsible."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 8:02:59

Fujian criticized for coastal sea pollution

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Tuesday told the government of east China's Fujian Province that it was concerned about the lack of control over pollution near its shore.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 8:01:46

China home to snow leopards

China is home to between 2,000 and 2,500 snow leopards, which roam across the provincial level regions of Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:34:05

South China's Guangxi urged to improve coastal environmental protection

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Monday criticized the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for its failure to control pollution and supervise land reclamation along its coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:26:08

Oil spill around sunken tanker expands in East China Sea

The oil spill on the water surface around the sunken Iranian tanker in the East China Sea is expanding, China's maritime authority said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:10:51

Tanker oil slick poses potential environmental disaster, experts warn

China's ocean authorities are monitoring the East China Sea after the tanker Sanchi sank leaving a 10-mile oil slick that experts warned might spell an environmental health disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 23:42:49

Sanchi sinking could be 'worst situation' for marine ecology: experts

The sinking of the oil tanker the Sanchi on Sunday, which had burned for more than a week in the East China Sea, is the worst possible outcome, say experts who are concerned the submerged oil could have a severe impact on marine life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 22:38:40

Rare monkeys seen in China

A large group of rare Phayre's leaf monkeys has been spotted in southwest China's Yunnan Province, an animal expert said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 14:34:55

China to build "simulated earth system"

China will build an earth system simulating device to strengthen fundamental research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 14:34:35

Hebei relocates 248 heavily polluting enterprises to curb smog

A total of 248 heavily polluting companies in north China's Hebei Province have been relocated from main urban areas since 2013 in the province's fight against smog.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 14:20:13

Rare ducks appear in Beijing

A pair of rare Baikal Teal ducks have been spotted in Beihai Park in Beijing, drawing many bird lovers to watch and take photos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:17:45