China Announced New Environmental Target

2011-03-31 The country announced its energy saving and environment protection targets for the year, the nation’s top economic planning body said Tuesday. The target may give a boost to the country’s clean-energy industries especially wind and solar power,...

China Targets Lead Battery Contamination

2011-03-30 The Chinese government has put lead battery factories as the top priority in its campaign to rectify the country’s heavy metal pollution. The Ministry of Environmental Protection, together with eight other government organs, will target specific...

Major Cities Face Growing Water Shortage

2011-03-30 Major cities worldwide may face a water shortage crisis by 2050 if relevant governments don’t react quickly, experts with a leading environmental group said Monday. The water shortage will mostly affect basic daily needs such as drinking, cooking,...

Illegal Battery Makers Face Crackdown

Updated: 2011-03-29 By Li Jing (China Daily) BEIJING – Nine ministries on Monday launched a year-long campaign to rein in illegal lead-acid battery makers in the wake of a string of heavy-metal pollution scandals.   Waste piles lie outside a plant of...

‘Time to Clean Up Rural Area Pollution’

2011-03-29 The program to reduce pollution between 2011 and 2015 will include emission targets for rural areas, Li Ganjie, vice-minister of environmental protection, said on Monday. The country’s vast rural areas, included in the program for the first time, are...