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Tibet evacuates 25,000 people from landslide-formed barrier lake

More than 25,000 people have been evacuated from the homes in the Tibet Autonomous Region as water levels continue to rise in a landslide-formed barrier lake, local authorities said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 23:13:39

Odor lingers as spill cleanup completed

A stinky odor caused by nearly seven tons of a chemical that spilled from a ship connected to a wharf on November 4 in Quangang, East China's Fujian Province still lingered on Sunday, as local authorities said the cleanup has been completed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 23:03:39

Construction begins on floating nuclear plant in Shandong

Construction has begun on a floating nuclear power plant in the city of Yantai, East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 14:23:39

China's planted forests break world record: officials

China's planted forest coverage tops the world at 69.3 million hectares and demonstrates the nation's proactive determination to combat global climate change, forestry officials said at a conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 23:18:40

China vows to further protect environment while fighting poverty

Environmental and ecological protection will play a bigger role in advancing poverty alleviation, according to China's environment authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/21 15:02:37

American, Chinese scientists identify new chemical pathway of air pollution in China

American and Chinese researchers proposed to bring a new pollutant under control in order to reduce extreme air pollution in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 14:52:45

Scientists discover alarming variations in ozone density

Chinese scientists have discovered variations in the density of the ozone layer, which they say could greatly impact the global environment, ecology and climate.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 23:03:41

Illegal ivory sales fell 30 percent since 2017 ban: survey

Illegal ivory sales have declined at Chinese stores and online platforms since a national ban began at the end of last year, a wildlife protection organization said Thursday, but warned that Southeast Asian border regions remain hotspots for trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 22:53:46

King of storms lashes South China, killing 2, injuring over 200

Typhoon Mangkhut, dubbed the "king of storms" by Chinese meteorologists and twice the size of Hurricane Florence in the US, made landfall at around 5 pm in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, causing two deaths and over 200 injuries in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 22:48:40

Chinese, US officials call for more ambitious action on emission reduction

China's Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua on Thursday reaffirmed the Chinese central government's commitment to supporting the local governments in developing the green economy and reducing carbon emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 13:16:50

China to restore BRI poplar tree forests

China's campaign to plant desert poplar trees helps restore the ecological system and brings economic benefits to countries involved in the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and helps reduce the overflow of the Indus River, a Chinese environmental organization said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 23:18:40

China develops on-site water pollutant monitoring method

Chinese scientists have developed a new method for on-site water pollutant monitoring, which is more convenient and efficient than traditional sampling methods.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 9:28:40

Beijing PM2.5 density drops

The average density of PM2.5 in Beijing during the first seven months of this year was 55 micrograms per cubic meter, down 14.1 percent from the same period last year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:34:22

Sulfate in air unlikely originates from burning coal: Chinese scientists

New research conducted by Chinese scientists cast doubt on the belief that coal burning is the main source of sulfate, one of the major contributors to air pollution in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:33:42

China plans large quake research facility in Tianjin University

Tianjin University has received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission to build a large-scale earthquake simulation engineering research facility.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 19:59:21

Global warming accelerates desertification in northern China

Global warming might accelerate the expansion of dry lands in northern China, according to recent Chinese research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 18:13:33

Rare cliff flowers discovered in Hebei

Researchers in north China's Hebei Province have discovered a rare cliff flower during a recent expedition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 13:18:45

China to restore frescoes of grassland grottoes

Cultural heritage workers will launch a program to restore the frescoes of the 1,600-year-old Arjai Grottoes in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to the regional cultural heritage administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/1 14:18:32