Aug. 16, 2018
English Stories from the Chinese Press March 13th – 20th

Water

New tool to extract heavy metal from water, making it drinkable in seconds

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Xinhua) Scientists found a solution that can remove heavy metals from water in a cheap and eco-friendly way, producing clean water in seconds.

High-tech scrap can drain city storm water run-off: study

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Xinhua) An American research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of storm water run-off, according to a study released on Thursday.

China to disclose drinking water safety conditions this year

BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) All Chinese cities at the county level or above will disclose safety conditions of drinking water this year as the country makes further efforts in curbing water pollution, the environmental minister said.

Over 200 'river chiefs' protect China's longest inland river

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has appointed 285 "river chiefs" to protect the valley of China's longest inland river, answering the central government's call to build a river chief system nationwide amid efforts to tackle water pollution.

Work on to redo drainage system

SHANGHAI has launched a series of plans to rework the drainage system to separate wastewater and rainwater. Officials from the Shanghai Water Authority said that at least in 13,000 places in the city’s 12,000-kilometer pipeline, wastewater gets mixed up with rainwater.

Volunteers sweat to keep city's Mother River waters clean

AFTER almost two decades, a one-man campaign to clean up the riverbanks of Huangpu River in Wujing Town has grown to more than 540 volunteers.

 

Air

China Focus: China makes headway in air pollution control

BEIJING, March 19(Xinhua) Face mask vendors in China had a bad time in the past winter as improving air quality dampened sales. The decline in sales of smog-related products came as some Chinese cities enjoyed the clearest winter sky in five years thanks to sustained pollution control efforts.

Tianjin to take measures against new round of air pollution

TIANJIN, March 10 (Xinhua) North China's Tianjin Municipality will adopt emergency measures to deal with air pollution. From Sunday, manufacturers in Tianjin will be ordered to cut emissions by at least 50 percent, and an odd-even number plate rule will restrict trucks on the roads.

Can Skyscraper-Sized Air Purifiers Suck Away China's Pollution?

Earlier this week, as Beijing was enveloped by one of its worst bouts of smog in recent months, China’s internet was again abuzz with questions on what policymakers were doing to ease the problem. Meanwhile, delegates attending the country’s top annual political meetings were hammering out new proposals and ideas on how China should fine-tune its strategy to curb pollution.

 

Energy

UN urges closer partnerships to accelerate green energy transition

NAIROBI, March 14 (Xinhua) UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erick Solheim on Wednesday urged African governments to take measures to accelerate implementation of green economy initiatives.

Green energy industry developed in China's Guizhou

A series of photos displaying renewable energy projects such as solar panels and wind farms.

 

Other:

Fishing Company Punished for Vessel Caught With Dead Sharks

The Ministry of Agriculture has temporarily halted the operations of all 78 distant-water fishing vessels owned by Fujian-based Fuzhou Honglong Ocean Aquatic Products after a refrigerator ship owned by the company was caught in the Galapagos Marine Reserve with thousands of shark carcasses onboard.






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