Pollution

Chinese Scientists Confirm Antarctic Waters Contain Microplastics

Chinese Scientists Confirm Antarctic Waters Contain Microplastics

A Chinese scientific expedition team has confirmed that Antarctic seas contain microplastics, Science and Technology Daily quoted the State Oceanic Administration as saying.

Jan 12, 2018
Tang Shihua
Central China’s Wuhan Unveils New Environmental Campaign to Control Carbon Emissions

Central China’s Wuhan Unveils New Environmental Campaign to Control Carbon Emissions

Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province, has unveiled a new plan to reduce carbon emissions through a comprehensive environmental…

Jan 4, 2018
Dou Shicong
Mix of Policies, Weather Cleared Beijing’s Air Last Year

Mix of Policies, Weather Cleared Beijing’s Air Last Year

The density of hazardous fine particle matter (PM2.5) stood at 58 micrograms per cubic meter on average last year, 20…

Jan 3, 2018
Xu Wei
Local Factory Closures Flip the Bird at Environmental Office, Executive Says

Local Factory Closures Flip the Bird at Environmental Office, Executive Says

Local governments factory closures are a subtle middle finger to the National Environmental Protection Inspection Office, Liu Changgen, deputy director of the agency, said in a briefing yesterday.

Dec 29, 2017
Zhang Ke
China’s Environment Ministry Names and Shames Local Governments, Enterprises Violating Overcapacity Reduction Targets

China’s Environment Ministry Names and Shames Local Governments, Enterprises Violating Overcapacity Reduction Targets

China is pushing forward to reduce the surplus aluminum capacity as the environmental protection has become one of the important…

Dec 28, 2017
Chen Juan
Kunshan City Asks 270 Enterprises to Partially Halt Production to Ensure Water Quality

Kunshan City Asks 270 Enterprises to Partially Halt Production to Ensure Water Quality

Kunshan city in East China’s Jiangsu province issued an urgent notice on Dec. 24, asking 270 enterprises and companies in…

Dec 26, 2017
Xu Wei
China, Japan Hold Talks to Tackle Environmental Issues

China, Japan Hold Talks to Tackle Environmental Issues

Some 800 representatives went to the 11th China-Japan Comprehensive Forum on Energy Saving and Environmental Protection in Tokyo on Dec. 24, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

Dec 26, 2017
Xu Wei
China Opens World’s Biggest Carbon Market

China Opens World’s Biggest Carbon Market

China will officially open the world’s largest carbon emissions trading market today, a move that may help the country meet targets laid down in the Paris Agreement on global climate change.

Dec 19, 2017
Liao Shumin
SPC Environment Will Invest USD300,000 to Set Up German JV, Expand Overseas

SPC Environment Will Invest USD300,000 to Set Up German JV, Expand Overseas

Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co. [SHE:002573] will invest EUR250,000 (USD294,115) to set up a joint venture in Germany with…

Dec 18, 2017
Tang Shihua
China to Enforce Environmental Indemnity in 2018; Government Will No Longer Foot Cost of Pollution Caused by Businesses

China to Enforce Environmental Indemnity in 2018; Government Will No Longer Foot Cost of Pollution Caused by Businesses

China will expand an environmental liability pilot reform across the country starting from Jan. 1, 2018. The environmental liability requirement…

Dec 18, 2017
Tang Shihua
China’s Administrative Regions Unveil New Environmental Tax Rates, With Most Polluted Areas Levying Highest Fines

China’s Administrative Regions Unveil New Environmental Tax Rates, With Most Polluted Areas Levying Highest Fines

As China is set to levy environmental protection taxes from next year, many provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have published…

Dec 14, 2017
Chen Yikan
Most Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Are on Track to Meet Smog-Curbing Goals

Most Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Are on Track to Meet Smog-Curbing Goals

The average PM2.5 concentration in 28 northern Chinese cities was down 22.6 percent on the year between October and November, the Ministry of Environmental Protection posted on social media today.

Dec 11, 2017
Xu Wei

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