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UN Climate Change Conference to listen to China's voice

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) opened on Monday in Katowice, Poland with all parties making efforts to finalize the implementation guidelines for the Paris agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 22:28:39

Strong tremors felt in Taiwan Strait 6.2-magnitude quake

Tremors were felt in eastern China's Fujian Province when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 a.m. Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 16:38:31

China Focus: China sees melting glaciers as temperatures rise

A report released by international environmental protection organization Greenpeace shows that against the background of global warming, glaciers in China have been melting at a rapid pace since the 1990s. Compared with the 1950s, 82.2 percent of China's glaciers are shrinking, and the entire area has decreased by 18 percent, according to the report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 16:27:09

Authorities deny relaxing pollution controls due to economy as Beijing suffers worst smog

North China experienced its heaviest smog this winter on Wednesday, with the air quality index (AQI) rising over 300 in Beijing, prompting local residents to call the day "poisonous."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:55:48

China's biggest freshwater lake enters drought period

Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, has entered a low water period due to drought in east China's Jiangxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 21:47:35

Tibet evacuates 25,000 people from landslide-formed barrier lake

More than 25,000 people have been evacuated from the homes in the Tibet Autonomous Region as water levels continue to rise in a landslide-formed barrier lake, local authorities said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 23:13:39

Odor lingers as spill cleanup completed

A stinky odor caused by nearly seven tons of a chemical that spilled from a ship connected to a wharf on November 4 in Quangang, East China's Fujian Province still lingered on Sunday, as local authorities said the cleanup has been completed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 23:03:39

Construction begins on floating nuclear plant in Shandong

Construction has begun on a floating nuclear power plant in the city of Yantai, East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 14:23:39

China's planted forests break world record: officials

China's planted forest coverage tops the world at 69.3 million hectares and demonstrates the nation's proactive determination to combat global climate change, forestry officials said at a conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/23 23:18:40

China vows to further protect environment while fighting poverty

Environmental and ecological protection will play a bigger role in advancing poverty alleviation, according to China's environment authority.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/21 15:02:37

American, Chinese scientists identify new chemical pathway of air pollution in China

American and Chinese researchers proposed to bring a new pollutant under control in order to reduce extreme air pollution in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 14:52:45

Scientists discover alarming variations in ozone density

Chinese scientists have discovered variations in the density of the ozone layer, which they say could greatly impact the global environment, ecology and climate.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/27 23:03:41

Illegal ivory sales fell 30 percent since 2017 ban: survey

Illegal ivory sales have declined at Chinese stores and online platforms since a national ban began at the end of last year, a wildlife protection organization said Thursday, but warned that Southeast Asian border regions remain hotspots for trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 22:53:46

King of storms lashes South China, killing 2, injuring over 200

Typhoon Mangkhut, dubbed the "king of storms" by Chinese meteorologists and twice the size of Hurricane Florence in the US, made landfall at around 5 pm in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, causing two deaths and over 200 injuries in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 22:48:40

Chinese, US officials call for more ambitious action on emission reduction

China's Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua on Thursday reaffirmed the Chinese central government's commitment to supporting the local governments in developing the green economy and reducing carbon emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/14 13:16:50

China to restore BRI poplar tree forests

China's campaign to plant desert poplar trees helps restore the ecological system and brings economic benefits to countries involved in the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and helps reduce the overflow of the Indus River, a Chinese environmental organization said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 23:18:40

China develops on-site water pollutant monitoring method

Chinese scientists have developed a new method for on-site water pollutant monitoring, which is more convenient and efficient than traditional sampling methods.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/9 9:28:40

Beijing PM2.5 density drops

The average density of PM2.5 in Beijing during the first seven months of this year was 55 micrograms per cubic meter, down 14.1 percent from the same period last year, local authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:34:22