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Beijing sees groundwater level up 3.16 meters in 4 years

At the end of May, the groundwater depth in the plain areas of Beijing averaged 23.32 meters, a cumulative increase of 3.16 meters compared with the same period in 2015, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/8 15:12:02

Shanghai hotels stop offering disposable toiletries

Starting Monday, hotels in Shanghai are requested to stop offering disposable toiletry kits unless customers ask, amid efforts to reduce waste and pursue green development.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 18:03:42

Animals get dedicated migration pathway in Xinjiang national highway

A dedicated route for wildlife migration has been built in the newly constructed national road between Fuyun county and Wucaiwan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 18:43:52

China's earthquake early warning system effective, saves lives: developer

China's earthquake early warning system developer rebutted criticisms from expert of media hype, saying the system has been proved to be able to help people escape from danger when facing high-magnitude earthquake and reassure the public during low-magnitude earthquake.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 20:08:40

Chinese researchers build world-leading earthquake early warning system – quicker and larger than Japan's

44-year-old Wang Tun has built the world's largest earthquake early warning (EEW) system, covering 2.2 million square kilometers in China and 90 percent of the population in earthquake-prone areas
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:18:42

Beijing mulls regulation on sorting of trash in residences

Beijing is mulling a regulation on garbage sorting, which requires not only companies and institutions but also residents to conduct waste collection, an official said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 22:12:44

Chinese nuclear power plants open up to public to prove confidence in safety

No nuclear events above Level 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale has ever occurred in China
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 18:53:40

Xinjiang turns 1.2 mln hectares of marginal farmland into forests

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has turned nearly 1.2 million hectares of marginal farmland into forests by the end of 2018, local authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/12 17:30:27

Pollutant density reduced in China despite economy boom

The global celebration of World Environment Day kicked off in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, showing China's progress and determination to curb air pollution.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 22:33:40

Beijing uses drone for pine trees health monitoring

Beijing has used drones to conduct health monitoring of pine trees in the city's northwest Yanqing district, according to Beijing Evening News on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/4 17:45:14

'Carbon neutral' environment conference begins in Hangzhou

A conference on China's environmental policy consulting kicked off Monday ahead of the World Environment Day, in the hope of realizing zero carbon emissions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 21:08:40

Specialists express higher expectations for China's actions in handling climate change

Environment specialists said they have high expectations China will play a more proactive role in building global climate governance during a forum in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 20:28:40

Relocation of southwestern Tibetan township gives villagers new opportunities on life

"I used to make a living by working on the family farm and, at times of the year when there was less farming work, doing various part-time jobs outside my village such as waiting tables, promoting sales and handing out leaflets," Lobsang Norbu told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 16:18:40

Improvements to Beijing's air quality not at the expense of Hebei, Tianjin: official

China's chief environment monitor said that it is misleading to suggest that Beijing's air quality has improved at the expense of neighboring cities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/29 16:03:40

Drought in Yunnan to hurt sugar output

Persistent drought in southwest China's Yunnan Province has resulted in less sugarcane output this year, the provincial department of industry and information technology said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 16:56:33

China's Green Life Day kicks off to lift people's awareness of environmental protection

China initiated its first Green Life Day on Sunday, aiming to raise awareness of protecting the environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:38:50

China makes notable progress in rural clean-up campaign

China has made remarkable progress in a nationwide rural clean-up campaign, the country's agricultural ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:59:54

Carbon sink trade brings hope to China's struggling forestry industry after logging ban

Wuerqihan looks like it was sealed by time. The town center mainly features old single-storey houses, a sign of a lagging-behind rural area in China. Not many infrastructural construction projects could be spotted here. The roads are mainly built by cement or earth. A water tower with colorful painting is the most outstanding building in town.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 17:28:40