(February 11, 2011) According to Chinese official state media, plans to build a power plant near Beijing have been halted over environmental concerns. The plant would have been one kilometer from a canal that diverts water into drought stricken Beijing.
(December 28, 2010) The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts writes that the cost of pollution, deteriorating soil and other impacts cost China 1.3 trillion yuan, or 3.9% of the country’s GDP, in 2008.
(November 24, 2010) Recent reports reveal China’s freshwater challenges and their possible solutions as cities prepare for major influx in population over the next 15 years.
(November 8, 2010) Only 24 percent of groundwater in the North China Plain is safe to drink, a recent study by the China Geological Survey shows.
(November 4, 2010) Francesco Sisci, the Asia Editor of La Stampa, writes about the recent passing of one China’s foremost environmentalists, Liang Congjie.
(October 29, 2010) A man has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for dumping 6,500 tons of sludge from a waste water treatment plants, located nearby the premises of a ground water source protected-area in a suburb of Beijing.
(September 26, 2010) Beijing is likely to be the first on the mainland to pass a local law against water pollution that allows government institutions and organizations to assist victims in collecting evidence against polluters in civil lawsuits.
(September 20, 2010) China is engaged on the world’s most ambitious replumbing scheme.
(September 10, 2010) Beijing’s water shortage is expected to reach 200 million to 300 million cubic meters before the completion of the South-North Water Diversion Scheme.
(July 31, 2010) Officials in Beijing are once again looking to neighbouring provinces for help in dealing with the capital city’s worsening water crisis, writes the Epoch Times.
(July 29, 2010) The Dalian oil spill and other environmental tragedies demand thorough investigations and fair penalties.
(June 29, 2010) The forced resettlement for the South-to-North Water Transfer Project will be the biggest China has undertaken since building the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s biggest hydroelectric scheme, said the People’s Daily.
(June 17, 2010) Danjiangkou Reservoir can provide a model for China’s environment protection efforts.
(July 5, 2010) Northwest China’s Shaanxi province has imposed a fine of 700,000 yuan, or about 103,344 US dollars, on the cities of Xi’an, Baoji and Xianyang for "environmental compensation" for their failing to meet the standard for pollutant discharge in the Wei River in.
(July 20, 2010) Toronto / Beijing: Beijing’s water crisis remains unabated says a new report tracking where water to China’s capital city is sourced from.