(May 6, 2007) China closed down a total of 3,176 polluting enterprises amid a campaign in which 720,000 companies have been checked for their pollution discharges last year, according to the country’s top environment watchdog.
(May 1, 2007) China’s water resource regulator has diverted 190-million cubic meters of water from the Yangtze River into algae-polluted Taihu Lake to improve its water quality and allow a clean water supply to resume to the residents of Wuxi, Oriental Morning Post reported today.
(April 27, 2007) Twelve industrial projects are denied environmental protection approvals to operation on grounds that the public have not been invited to assess pollution control measures, China’s environment watchdog announced yesterday.
(March 13, 2007) Beijing: Unsafe drinking water in rural areas topped last year’s environmental concerns, according to a report from a non-governmental organization based in Beijing.
(March 7, 2007) China has launched an ambitious water-saving plan. But analysts say that if the plan is to be fully implemented, the central government must take effective measures to rein in rampant regional protectionism.
(March 3, 2007) China will set up statistics, monitoring and accountability systems to cut emissions this year, its top environmental watchdog said in Beijing on Thursday.
(March 1, 2007) Guangzhou: China’s State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) has said it will stand firm in combating government-backed violations that have set back the country’s environment protection efforts in recent years.
(February 27, 2007) Earlier this month, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Water Resources, and Ministry of Construction jointly released a water-saving plan to cut the nation’s water use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20 percent within five years.
(February 13, 2007) Lushan, China: For as long as he can remember, Du Jianhua’s dream has been to find a way to contribute to his society. Starting small, the glass cutter began by cleaning up litter around this town. Later, he began tracking the way garbage was dumped into the Nansha River, fouling the waterway he’d played in as a boy.
(February 12, 2007) China’s environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up speed.
(February 9, 2007) If water were a globally traded commodity, with unmet demand in China and India reflected in its price, the world might shed its newfound craze for biofuels.
(February 7, 2007) High in the hills above the sprawling city of Chongqing lies a tiny settlement, whose name translates as Dragon Spring village. It was given that name because its water was so clear and plentiful. But, in a bitter twist of fate, its famous springs have now run dry.
( February 2, 2007) On January 3, 2007, the level of the Yangtze River was seen to plummet at the point where it passes through the city of Shashi, in central China’s Hubei province, two metres below the average for this time of year.
(February 1, 2007) China’s top environmental watchdog yesterday vowed to expand the tough green measures to more industries and regions to ensure that approvals for projects found wanting are suspended.
(January 29, 2007) A group of academics has called for more power to be given to the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) and for the creation of a new energy ministry, as the mainland tries to tackle the consequences of rapid development.