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MEP denies petroleum coke behind smog, haze

Petroleum coke, a material used as fuel in power projects in China, doesn't have much impact on the smoggy and hazy weather in the country, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/18 0:18:39

Smog-plagued city sets ambitious pollution control target

Shijiazhuang, a city in northern China chronically plagued by smog, aims to cut the fine particle density of its air by more than 20 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 13:24:50

China cracks down on wildlife, forest crimes

More than 29,000 wildlife and forest-related criminal cases were processed last year, China's forestry watchdog said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/15 8:13:19

Beijing bans higher emission vehicles from road

Beijing will ban high-emission vehicles from its urban areas starting Wednesday, authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 8:35:22

Smog returns to North China

Some 10 cities in North China's Hebei Province have enforced traffic control measures since Monday to tackle a new bout of smog.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 22:28:39

China to complete drawing ecological 'red line' by 2020

The central authorities Tuesday issued guidelines on an ecological "red line" that will declare certain regions under mandatory and rigorous protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 9:04:07

Beijing, neighbouring regions to see heavy air pollution

A new round of air pollution may hit Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and neighbouring areas in the coming two days due to unfavorable weather conditions and the lighting of fireworks, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 9:29:00

Beijing issues blue alert for smog

Beijing issued a blue alert for heavy air pollution on Wednesday as a new round of smog hit the city, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/25 18:43:51

Weather app mocks inability to call smog ‘smog’

A weather forecasting app has described smog as an "indescribable weather condition," mocking a ban on China's meteorological authorities from releasing smog alerts under pressure from environmental protection authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 22:38:39

Sichuan cracks down on ‘false’ weather reports

False weather reports are among the latest rumors to face a crackdown as authorities in Southwest China's Sichuan Province warned that false forecasts or alerts for extreme weather can be punishable by a fine of 50,000 yuan ($7,292).
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 22:38:40

China to reduce marine fish catch for ecological protection

China plans to reduce its marine fish catch in the next few years to protect the environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/21 20:08:54

China's local governments prioritize pollution control in work reports

Pollution was "top enemy" among provincial lawmakers and political advisors at the ongoing plenary meetings across China as various local governments have vowed to tackle the issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/20 8:09:59

North China city criticized for lax environmental efforts

China's top environmental watchdog delivered verbal warnings to the mayor of a local government on Thursday to strengthen environmental protection efforts and promote greener growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/20 8:08:42

Smog sufferers warned against purchasing illegal remedies online

China's top drug authority has warned of the safety risks posed by unregulated medical devices allegedly designed for combating smog, saying that many of these promotions are nothing more than an advertising gimmick.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 23:08:39

China sets up lifelong accountability system to control soil pollution

China will carry out a lifelong accountability system for polluters to arrest worsening soil pollution.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/18 21:15:22

80% of Chinese cities flunk air quality standard

Only 20 percent of cities in China met the air quality target in 2016, an academician said on Tuesday at a seminar on low carbon development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/17 20:03:39

China to punish two enterprises for excessive pollution

China's environmental authorities will punish two enterprises in Shanxi Province for excessive discharge of pollutant, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/17 14:21:11

Smog returns, north China on alert

Smog will hit some parts in north and central China on Saturday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) warned, urging local authorities to make plans.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/14 7:54:10