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Captive panda gives birth to twins from counterpart in wild

A female giant panda in captivity gave birth to twins after mating with a wild panda, which would increase the vitality and gene diversity of captive pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 23:03:40

China begins 9th Arctic expedition to help build 'Polar Silk Road'

The Chinese research ship, Xue Long, also known as “Snow Dragon,” left Shanghai on Friday for the Arctic to conduct the country's ninth polar expedition, a move scientists said will better build China's “Polar Silk Road.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/20 23:13:40

China unveils world's first commercial deep-sea robot

China's rolling-stock manufacturer CRRC unveiled a new type of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on Tuesday, capable of carrying four tons underwater.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 22:18:39

China rolls out "river chief" scheme nationwide

China has rolled out its river chief scheme nationwide ahead of schedule amid efforts to combat water pollution, a senior official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 23:27:22

Opinions divided over sea rice cultivation as fresh water still needed

China's agricultural experts are questioning whether sea rice can be grown in commercial quantities in tidal flats after an article cast doubt on the idea of feeding more people with salt alkali-tolerant rice.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 21:08:40

China's carbon emissions likely to decline: research

China's industrial upgrading and energy structure transformation are the main reasons for its declining carbon emissions, and the declining trend is likely to continue, according to recent research.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 17:35:50

Typhoon Maria makes landfall in east China's Fujian

Maria, the eighth typhoon this year, made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Lianjiang County, east China's Fujian Province, bringing gales of up to 42 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 9:54:38

Baby panda drowns in Sichuan in torrential rains

A wild giant panda cub was found dead in Sichuan Province on Tuesday as the region was hit by torrential rains.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 18:53:40

Environment a priority of China's newest world heritage site

Photographer He Xiongzhou is a diehard fan of Mount Fanjingshan in southwest China's Guizhou Province, though he can detect few changes in the mountain through his photos.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/4 10:50:13

3rd-generation nuclear reactors start test run

Two third-generation nuclear reactors began generating power last week in China, with experts saying it signals that China's nuclear power industry has overcome a number of technical difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 22:42:28

Panda protection brings huge economic values: study

An analysis reported on Thursday in the journal Current Biology showed that panda conservation had great value that extended far beyond protection of pandas themselves.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 10:01:44

China to launch river, lake protection campaign

China will stage a campaign to address salient problems damaging or polluting its rivers and lakes in the second half of the year, according to the Ministry of Water Resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 18:02:31

China to implement three-year action plan for cleaner air

China will begin to implement a three-year action plan for cleaner air later this year, an environmental official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:29:41

China's ecological restoration helps reduce dust pollution: study

China's ecological restoration projects are beneficial in controlling dust erosion and reducing dust concentration in the North China Plain, especially during spring, according to a recently published study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 14:42:27

Scientists reveal panda's long-lost lineage after extracting DNA from ancient skull

Chinese scientists revealed long-lost panda lineage by extracting DNA from a 22,000-year-old skull, and this discovery may help unearth the species' evolution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 19:43:40

China sets up Qinling giant panda research center

A research center dedicated to the study of the Qinling giant panda has been established in the northwestern city of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 18:15:07

China develops system that can work without electricity to ensure nuclear reactor safety during Fukushima-like crisis

China has developed a system that could ensure nuclear-reactor safety during crisis without using electricity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 23:03:40

Scientist expects 50% of wheat farmers to use hybrid variety

China is promoting domestically-developed hybrid wheat for commercial purposes, a field which China is way ahead in the world, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 23:03:40