(November 13, 2006) The degradation of China’s environment was reaching a critical point where health and social stability are under threat, the country’s top government official on the environment said today.
(November 1, 2006) A pollution blacklist has been issued by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, a Chinese NGO.
(October 30, 2006) Water pollution is threatening China’s oldest hydropower station — built nearly a century ago — and has forced it to halt operation several times.
(October 28, 2006) A mainland environmentalist has released a list of more than 30 foreign-invested companies that the government has blacklisted for causing water pollution and accused them of double standards.
(October 27, 2006) Chinese joint ventures with global corporations such as Panasonic, Pepsi-Cola and Nestle are among 33 multinational companies that various levels of government have blacklisted for causing water pollution, according to a non-governmental organization.
(October 27, 2006) A government blacklist uncovered by accident names 33 multinationals in China, including four of the world’s top 500 companies, that have broken the country’s water pollution laws in the past three years.
(October 25, 2006) China will conduct its first nationwide survey to track down the sources of pollution in its latest anti-pollution campaign.
(October 24, 2006) Environmental law enforcement has hit obstacles in parts of China and certain local government officials have been half-hearted in dealing with pollution, said a Chinese environmental official on Tuesday.
(October 24, 2006) The third salt tide of this year is expected to hit Shanghai this afternoon, but it will last for a shorter period and bring less impact to the city’s tap water supply, compared with last tide, Shanghai Morning Post reported today.
(October 23, 2006) A kilometer-long section of China’s Yellow River has turned “red and smelly” in Lanzhou, a city of two million and the capital of the northwest’s Gansu Province.
(October 23, 2006) A kilometer-long section of China’s Yellow River has turned "red and smelly" in Lanzhou, a city of two million and the capital of the northwest’s Gansu Province. It wasn’t immediately clear what was tainting the river, the country’s second longest.
(October 16, 2006) China will make an all-out effort to protect its marine environment, which is facing very serious pollution threats, said the country’s top environment official Monday.
(October 13, 2006) Eight construction projects have been blacklisted by the country’s environmental watchdog for failing to meet environment impact assessment (EIA) targets.
(October 9, 2006) From the heights of this sprawling hillside city, the turbid, coffee-colored waters of the Jialing River, sluggish and drawn low by a once-in-a-century drought, seem an unlikely raw material for a thriving business.
(October 9, 2006) China should slap daily fines on firms that pump untreated waste into lakes and rivers, because current penalty limits make long-term pollution profitable, an official was quoted on Saturday as saying.