61.China renews blue alert for sandstorms
The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Thursday, forecasting windy and dusty weather in north China in the next three days.
From Thursday to Saturday, parts of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi, and the western part of northeast China wil...
62.Inspections put greater pressure on polluters
One month into the Ministry of Environmental Protection's yearlong inspection of 28 northern cities — which in uncovering violations on an almost daily basis — companies are feeling the pressure to reduce pollution.
The cities that have received feedback have responded quickly and thoroug...
63.MEP announces the theme for 2017 World Environment Day-Lucid Waters and Lush Mou...
MEP announced the theme for this year’s World Environment Day on Apr. 27 as “Lucid Waters and Lush Mountains are Invaluable Assets”, with an aim to mobilize all walks of life to firmly establish the awareness that “Lucid Waters and Lush Mountains are Invaluable Assets”, to respect, comply ...
64.Addressing Haze Weather with Legal Measures
Li Zuojun, DRC
China has a strong determination to control air pollution, and efforts have already paid off with the implementation of Environmental Protection Law. Due to reinforced environmental supervision, governments at various levels have adopted various measures including administrat...
65.Int'l forum in southern California highlights ecological civilization
With the theme of "Ecological Civilization and Community Shared Destiny", a two-day global conference on ecological civilization concluded on Saturday in Claremont, California, attracting more than 100 scholars and environmentalists from around the world.
"Chinese and Americans live on a si...
66.Premier Li Keqiang announced a robust plan to combat smog
Clear strategy of the State Council will employ best minds, channel resources
China's State Council established a clear strategy for tackling air pollution and its causes by establishing a new body of procedures and processes that will include input from different ministries and departments...
67.Lawmakers review reports on environment protection, supply-side structural refor...
Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday called for more efforts to protect the environment and advance supply-side structural reform at the ongoing bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
State Council reports on environmental protection and supply-side structu...
68.Chokehold should be on big polluters
During the latest round of inspections by the central environmental protection authorities, the local governments in Beijing, and Puyang in Central China's Henan province were found to have shut down service providers ranging from supermarkets to breakfast restaurants that contribute littl...
69.China taking the world lead on renewable energy
The Trump administration believes that the climate change mantra is a "hoax" peddled by some countries, including China. It also argues that it is a waste of money and threatens US jobs.
Non-adherence to the Paris Agreement on climate change may not affect the already-rich countries but Chi...
70.China's air quality improves in 2016
BEIJING - Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining Monday said that Chinese cities reported more "good air" days in 2016.
Last year, the 338 cities monitored by the ministry enjoyed good air quality on 78.8 percent of days, up 2.1 percentage points from 2015, said Chen at the bimont...