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Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei restricts construction coatings to improve air

To curb air pollution, Hebei Province, Beijing and Tianjin will enforce a unified standard to reduce the use of coatings and adhesives in construction.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/14 13:33:55

679 firms in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region violate environmental laws and regulations: MEP

Environmental inspectors found that a majority of firms they inspected in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding areas were violating environmental laws and regulations, amid the country's "toughest" and largest national-level inspection on record.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 16:28:39

Beijing should do more to protect environment: Inspection team

Despite achievements by Beijing in its mission to address air and water pollution -- more should be done, an inspection team from the central government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/12 22:43:51

Ministry names Communist Party of China as environment protector

China released on Thursday 2016's 10 top global environmental issues, citing the Communist Party of China (CPC) as "the party that has the strongest sense of environmental protection."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 23:48:40

China announces year-long inspection of air quality in northern cities

In the largest national-level inspection on record, more than two dozen cities in north China will face a strict one-year inspection over air pollution prevention, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/6 7:45:10

Surprise inspection busts cities’ polluting industries

A leading Beijing-based oil company has run afoul of the head of China's top environmental body during a surprise inspection on Tuesday, which came as China's authorities mount efforts to crack down on pollution lawbreaker.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 22:23:40

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to be hit by smog

A new round of smog will hit North China's Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region from Sunday to Wednesday, during Qingming Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/31 23:48:40

China ready to enhance Arctic environmental cooperation: vice premier

China will actively participate in environmental preservation and push for environmental cooperation in the Arctic, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 7:52:27

China reports highest sea level in 30 years

A report released Wednesday by China's State Oceanic Administration warned that sea levels monitored last year reached the highest level since 1980.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:37:51

Smog could ‘delay’ global warming, say scientists

Chinese experts claimed that smog can delay global warming because the particles help oceans absorb carbon dioxide.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 15:48:39

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: | 2017/3/9 10:57:55