1.Wan Bentai Makes Investigation at Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province
MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai recently led a work group to Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province to investigate the implementation of the new air quality standard (phase III) and environmental monitoring work.
The investigation team successively visited national air background station of Hailuogou, the...
2.Body altered by PM2.5, study finds
Stress hormones appear to increase; changes seen in blood components
Chinese scientists have discovered that exposure to PM2.5 could significantly increase stress hormones in humans, as well as cause metabolic changes in blood glucose, amino acids and lipids.
The team, led by Kan Haidon...
3.Chinese cities see fewer "good air" days in July
Chinese cities reported fewer days with "good air" in July compared the same period last year despite a decline in levels of a key pollutant PM2.5, official data showed Wednesday.
The 338 cities monitored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) enjoyed good or excellent air qualit...
4.Certain "cool roof" materials could slightly increase regional air pollution: US...
Widespread installation of certain "cool roof" materials, typically light-colored and highly reflective, could slightly increase regional ozone and fine particulate pollution levels, a US study said Monday.
"Numerous scientific studies have established that replacing darker roofs and buildi...
5.Inspectors expose pollution problems in North China
BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's environmental inspectors have found that more than half of the nearly 40,000 enterprises checked have violated environmental rules.
The findings came after four months of inspections across 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and other nearby areas, ...
6.Tianjin aims to reduce winter air pollution by quarter
TIANJIN, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The north China city of Tianjin is aiming to lower a major air pollution indicator by a quarter this coming winter, the municipal government said Wednesday.
The city plans to reduce the density of PM2.5 -- a measurement of fine particles in the air often used to ...
7.Electric vehicles solution to HK's air pollution problem...
Peter Liang urges the government to follow some foreign countries' example and gives a cut-off date on fossil fuels
While Hong Kong drags its feet in combating worsening air pollution, the Chinese mainland and other major economies such as France, the United Kingdom and India have set ambit...
8.Li Ganjie chairs an enlarged study session of the central team of the Leading Pa...
Li Ganjie stresses that the life of law lies in enforcement, so the environmental protection departments at all levels, in order to shoulder the responsibilities for exercising unified supervision and administration over the environmental protection effort, should earnestly learn, impleme...
9.China tightens pollution control with discharge permits
China released a list of industries that need to obtain licenses before discharging pollutants Thursday.
The list specified the deadlines for stationary sources of pollution in 82 industries to get licenses and named sectors to be focal points of management in a statement by the Ministry of...
10.New rules fit with Xi's ecology push
By An Baijie
Provinces trying to build ecological civilization envisioned by president
For village official Zhou Shuangzheng, failing to keep the rivers clean in his community in Zhejiang province means he will be held accountable under a new regulation issued by the province's legislat...