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China Focus: China shows progress in environmental protection

Despite daunting tasks ahead, China has made significant progress in environmental protection, a senior official said at a national environmental protection work conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/13 21:28:43

720 people detained in environment inspections

A total of 720 people were detained and 6,454 held accountable in China for environment-related wrongdoing in 2016, according to information disclosed at a national environment work conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/12 7:59:50

Coal blamed for high SO2 levels

Environmental authorities in North China's Shanxi Province said that the extremely high density of sulfur dioxide (SO2) last week was mainly caused by household coal burning, following days of public criticism over heavy air pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 22:43:39

Lakes in Hol Xil reserve swell due

Lakes in the nature reserve of Hol Xil on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Southwest China have been swelling over the past decade, due to a warmer and wetter climate, said scientists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/9 0:08:40

"Dirty" snow, cold wind to end Beijing's week-long smog

Finally, the smog that has hovered over Beijing for a week will come to an end.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/7 22:54:44

Company fined for 2,700 tonnes of acid dumped in east China rivers

Textile and dye manufacturer Dystar (Nanjing) Dyestuff Company has been fined for improper handling of 2,700 tonnes of acid that ended up in east China rivers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/7 22:54:29

China to improve smog response ability

China's environmental ministry said Friday that it was evaluating 20 cities' emergency plans in dealing with heavy air pollution, hoping to improve their response ability.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/7 6:57:54

Hebei to build world’s largest dust-proof net

North China's Hebei Province will build the world's largest dust-proof net for coal and mine storage zones to further contain air pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/4 21:28:39

China issues alerts for smog, fog

China's national observatory on Wednesday renewed alerts for air pollution and fog for some areas in northern, eastern and central China, including Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/4 19:59:27

Heavy fog closes down China expressways, airports

Heavy fog and smog continued to cause havoc across north and central China Wednesday, grounding flights and bringing traffic to a standstill.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/4 18:22:18

Heavy fog, smog continue to disrupt traffic in China

Low visibility caused by fog and smog in large parts of China is disrupting traffic after the New Year holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/1/3 23:11:14

Beijing’s air quality ‘improving’

Environmental authorities in Beijing said on Tuesday that air quality in the capital has been improving in the past three years, while China's national observatory issued the first ever national red alert for fog on the same day.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 22:58:39

China to phase out ivory trade by year-end

China has vowed to play a more active role in the global effort to protect elephants after it announced a gradual phaseout of commercial ivory processing and trading, even as some Chinese ivory producers are projecting an increase in sales of the hard, white material in 2017 despite higher prices.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 21:43:39

24 Chinese cities on pollution red alert

A total of 24 Chinese cities are on red alert due to serious air pollution, which will affect many people's new year holiday plans.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/31 19:16:29

Polluters face stricter rules

Major polluting firms that falsify monitoring data or tamper with monitoring facilities will be charged with the crime of major environmental pollution accident, according to an updated judicial interpretation co-issued by the supreme court and procuratorate on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 23:28:39

Two steel producers punished for launching new projects

The State Council, China’s cabinet, has punished two steelmakers for violated rules and regulations, reflecting the central government’s determination to control the capacity glut, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 19:13:41

China’s environmental protection tax will raise 50 billion yuan ($7.2 billion) a year

China’s environmental protection tax will go into effect on January 1, 2018, domestic media reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 12:18:39

CO2-monitoring sat launched

China launched its first carbon dioxide monitoring satellite early Thursday, a move that experts said will contribute to global research on climate change and also enable the nation to play a bigger role in this field.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 21:33:39