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World's oldest panda in captivity dies at 37

The world's oldest panda in captivity died at the age of 37 in East China's Fujian Province on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 22:08:40

More Tibetan mastiffs being abandoned in Tibet due to low prices

Thousands of Tibetan mastiffs have been abandoned due to a decline in their price in Northwest China's Qinghai Province and Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, threatening local residents' safety and creating challenges for local animal shelters to accommodate them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 22:03:40

China plans to widely promote ethanol gasoline

The Chinese government plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline as energy by 2020, a move to improve the environment and stimulate the development of the country's agriculture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 23:43:39

Landslides kill 7 in SW China

Seven people have died and over 500 have been evacuated after heavy rain caused landslides in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local government said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 21:07:17

China plans nationwide use of bioethanol fuel by 2020

China plans to use bioethanol gasoline nationwide by 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration (NEA) said Wednesday. "The plan was unveiled as the country is pushing the use of biofuel, which is renewable, applicable, tech-savvy and environmental-friendly. It is an ideal alternative to fossil fuel," a senior NEA official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 16:27:04

China among 'most successful' countries in desert control: UN deputy chief

China is one of the most successful countries worldwide in greening the desert and has lessons to share with the world on curbing desertification, a senior United Nations official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 1:49:20

China ends radiation monitoring in border regions with North Korea

China has ended monitoring the environment in its northeast border regions on Sunday in response to a nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 3.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 23:13:40

Hundreds of tons of dead pigs unearthed in Zhejiang raising concerns about pollution

Environmental inspectors recently discovered hundreds of tons of dead pigs which were buried in a remote mountain by a local disposal company in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province in 2013, after local residents complained that corps had severally polluted surrounding water and air.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 23:08:39

Parts of south China to see heavy rain

Some regions in south China are forecast to experience heavy rain from Sunday evening to Monday evening, China's meteorological authorities said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 21:09:16

Chinese residents concerned over NK nuclear tests, fallout

Chinese residents continued to express concern over nuclear fallout, even as Chinese environmental officials said North Korea's sixth nuclear test had no effect on China's environment or health.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 23:38:40

China on blue alert for Typhoon Guchol

China's national observatory on Wednesday issued a blue alert for Typhoon Guchol, which is expected to affect waters near southeastern provinces.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:34:25

China cracks down on illegal fishing to protect marine environment

Police in Dalian, a major port in China's northeast, have been busy over the past few weeks patrolling ports and harbors to monitor illegal fishing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 17:46:31

Twin lion cubs, abandoned by mother, now in good health

Twin lion cubs are being cared for at a zoo in Kunming City, the capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, Sept. 4, 2017. The mother lion gave up the twins, which are in good health after intensive care at the zoo.
Source: | 2017/9/5 14:26:42

Number of elks increases in E China's nature reserve

Elks are seen at the Dafeng National Nature Reserve for Elk in Yancheng City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 3, 2017. The nature reserve has seen its number of elks increasing from only 39 in 1986 to more than 4,100 this year
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/5 14:24:41

Chinese province approves action plan to protect Yangtze

Central China's Hubei Province has approved an action plan which aims at reducing pollution and protecting the environment along the Yangtze, China's longest river.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/4 16:30:23

Coal pits in Qinghai nature reserve to be restored to protect ecology

Coal pits in the Sanjiangyuan National Reserve will be fully reclaimed before October, the local government said in a recent update, after a media report saying that coal mining damaged local ecology went viral.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 22:58:39

Number of Tibetan macaques keeps increasing

Dobrgyal feeds Tibetan macaque in the ecological reserve at Gongbo'gyamda County of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region Aug. 27, 2017. The number of the Tibetan macaques in the reserve kept increasing thanks to Dobrgyal, a forest keeper in the area, who has been working also as the only breeder in the past 16 years to the now 2,800 Tibetan macaques that attract more tourists for the reserve.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 14:39:48

China's Hoh Xil connected to the Internet

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 1, 2016 shows the Sonam Dargye protection station in Hoh Xil, northwest China's Qinghai Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/30 13:39:24