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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... projects", the China Youth Daily reported. Calling the plan a "pollution formula", Li Bo, a senior adviser to the environmental advocacy group Friends of Nature, said it could eventually ...


    Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... - the mainland's new leadership was ushered in a month ago amid dreadful scenes in stark contrast to the "blue sky and clear water" pledged in their vision of a beautiful China. As it faces ... experts, hearing their advice on achieving a green transformation of China. These experiences - accompanied by unprecedented environmental degradation in recent years - could give Li a better ...

  3. News - China

    Greenhouse gases making China hotter, scientists say

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 03:04pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington China is feeling the man-made heat of global warming. That’s the conclusion drawn by scientists looking at the burning of fossil fuels and one country’s rise ... combined. While other studies have linked averaged-out temperature increases in China and other countries to greenhouse gases, this research is the first to link the warmer daily hottest and coldest ...

  4. News - China

    China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing The porpoises that inhabit the Yangtze River and are famed for their cuteness in China are heading fast towards extinction. China’s wild finless porpoises ... River and are famed for their cuteness in China, where they are known as “river pigs”. But their numbers in the Yangtze, which is the country’s longest river, have more than halved in six years, ...

  5. News - China

    China coastal waters suffering increased, 'acute' pollution

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 04:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s coastal waters are suffering “acute” pollution, with the size of the worst affected areas soaring by more than 50 per cent last year, an official ... a comparative previous figure. That included 46,000 tonnes of heavy metals and 93,000 tonnes of oil, the state-run China Daily said on Thursday, citing the report. Plastic refuse accounted for 80 per ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Report on mainland China's soil pollution a 'state secret'

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Jing.li@scmp.com Ministry rejects request to make findings of five-year study of ground contamination public, leaving critics wondering what's being hidden Report on soil pollution held as 'state secret' The top environmental watchd ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to lift ban on disposable styrofoam lunch boxes

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A ban on disposable polystyrene tableware is expected to be lifted in May, after being in force in China for more than 14 years, the Beijing Times reported ... the government to deal with the problems first. Production and use of foam tableware were outlawed in 1999 by the State Economic and Trade Commission, once China’s top economic policymaking body until ...

  8. News - China

    Pollution in China affects more than 50pc of underground water

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 07:08pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter More than half of the underground water of Chinese cities is either “poor” or “very poor”, a state television station reported on Thursday. China Central Television reported ... protection said the data underscored the country’s continuously increasing water pollution plight. In recent years, residents in a number of areas in China have encountered water pollution caused ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-minister blames China's pollution mess on lack of rule of law

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... ruleof law fed pollution mess China had a chance to avoid environmental disasters some 40 to 30 years ago, the country's first environmental protection chief has lamented amid worsening air ... of economic growth … and failed to avoid some of the worst pollution scenarios we, as policymakers, had predicted." Qu, 83, was China's first environmental protection administrator between ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thick smog closes airports and highways across China

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of China yesterday, causing traffic chaos on highways and disruptions at airports. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said satellite images showed smog covering an area of 1.3 million square ... and southern cities such as Wuhan and Chengdu. It was the first time the ministry had released satellite data on the extent of smog, which had also plagued China on three other occasions this month, ...




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