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'Paradise' helps white swans survive the winter
The Sanmenxia Dam area in Henan Province has witnessed rare, continuously snowy weather since winter began last year. Local government purchased 15,000 kilograms of corn and wheat, then scattered the grain around an aquatic area that had thawed out to feed endangered white swans who migrate there annually.
Snowy weather damages 18.6-mln-hectare forest
The extreme weather that hit China in recent weeks has damaged 18.6 million hectares of forest in 19 snow-afflicted provincial regions, according to the State Forestry Administration.
Heavy snowfalls | Government response | Weather forecast
People vs. chemical plant
Residents of Xiamen in Fujian Province never expected that "PX," an abbreviation for the word "paraxylene," would have become the hottest word on the tip of their tongues since 2007.
Political participation | Government response | Action plan
Plastic bags set to be banned
China launched a crackdown on plastic bags on January 8, banning production of ultra-thin bags and forbidding supermarkets and shops from handing out free carriers from June 1.
Recent poll | Green volunteers | Laws and regulations
Action Plan on Environment and Health (2007-2015)
The plan was drafted to further develop scientific proceeding of works concerning environment and people's health, and promote the sustainable development of economy and society.
11th Five-Year Plan | National program | Global attention
Przewalski's Horse Project short of funds
Fifty-five reintroduced Przewalski's horses are now roaming in Kalamely Mountain area, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after people last saw the breed in the wild in 1966.
Tragedies | International support | Laws and regulations
Extinct animal graveyard in Beijing
Human activities have sped up the extinction of species by a thousand percent. Experts estimate that 37 percent of the animal species on the planet will disappear by the year of 2050.
Chinese crested terns | South China tigers  | Baiji dolphins
UN meets on climate change
The UN Climate Change Conference brought together representatives of over 180 countries and observers from various organizations.
National program | Development report | Climatic features
Chengdu to outlaw abuse of panda images
Saucy and suggestive commercial exploitation of giant panda images may become a thing of the past in Chengdu, the pandas' home city in Sichuan Province, if a planned law is passed.
20-year history | Panda facts | Panda pictures
Explore extending weather forecast 10-30 days ahead
The current working priority for China's meteorological firms involves exploring an extended weather forecast system that would operate 10 to 30 days in advance, claimed the Director of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Zheng Guoguang on Thursday.
Snow havoc leaves destruction in southern forests
Spring is coming, the ice and snow are melting, but the hills at the nature reserves in southern China's Guangdong Province are not turning green - the forests there have been almost totally destroyed by snow damage this winter.
- China calls for adherence to Kyoto Protocol
- China warned of severe sandstorms, droughts
- Green cost of sleet: US$8b of forest wealth
- Blizzards cost China's tourism sector US$1 bln
- Shanghai Maritime official calls for funding
- Power suppliers given deadline
- Rich Chinese are partial to foreign brands
- Three Gorges Dam continues to suffer water woes
- NW China farmers take advantage of snow
- China zoo animals 'go digital'
- Plan in place to tackle pollution in dam area
- Forestry industry loses 57.3 bln yuan in winter storm
- Gigantic dam's environment to be protected adequately
- 'Green insurance system' introduced to curb pollution
- Vice premier stresses energy structure improvement
- China experiences coldest winter in 2 decades
- Salt used to de-ice roads 'not hazardous'
- Chemical plants to be moved out of Guangzhou
- Over 40% of rural areas' drinking water unhealthy
- Water supply resumes after oil spill scare
- Photographer 'sorry' for faking Tibetan antelope picture
- Chinese garden opens to public in Los Angeles
- Snow to continue to plague S China
- Meteorologists ill-equipped to forecast bad weather
- Heavy snow brings chaos to SW China city
- Alarm removed in snow-hit areas
- Strong gales damage hundreds of homes in Yunnan
- Snow-affected areas start reconstruction
- Beijing to close 144 gas stations
- China and Laos work together protecting Asian elephants
- Efforts needed on 'green credit policy'
- Online wild animal trade targeted
- Gov't to spend more on disaster relief
- Coal firm produces more to ease energy shortage
- China urges substantive talks on Bali roadmap
- Beijing seeks smoke-free Olympics
- Brilliant future seen for nuclear power
- Work could start on Xinjiang railways this year
- Gov't plans safer roads, waterways by 2010
- Insurance payment hits 1 bln to snow-stricken regions
- Ice thaw causes flood on China-Kazakh border river
- China promotes water conservation
- Gansu to be China's largest wind power generation base
- 10% of forest resources lost to snow damage
- Migrant birds suffering on snow-bound wetlands
- Air Force actively engaged in winter disaster relief
- Heavy snow may help reforest the desert
- Localities urged to be alert to animal epidemics
- China posts 95% growth in wind power generation
- Chinese greet New Year with unity, relief
- Snowmelt could mean new round of disasters: meteorologists
- Draft standards issued on plastic bags
- Chinese donate 1 bln yuan to snow disaster areas
- UN praises China's swift response to snow disaster
- Tiger picture controversy elicts no comment apology
- Green efforts highlighted in Guangdong
- Ancient canal a supply lifeline for snow-hit E. China
- Compensation ordered for family of crocodile attack victim
- US donates to China for snow disasters relief
- Transport resumes in frozen south China
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Beijing particulate matter III2
Shanghai particulate matter III1
Guangzhou nitrogen dioxide III1
Chongqing particulate matter III1
Xi'an particulate matter II
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UN meets on climate change
The UN Climate Change Conference brought together representatives of over 180 countries and observers from various organizations.
Panda Facts
A record 28 panda cubs born via artificial insemination have survived in 2006.
South China Karst
Rich and unique karst landforms located in south China display exceptional natural beauty.
Saving the Tibetan Antelopes
The rare animals survive in the harsh natural environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Laws & Regulations
- Forestry Law of the People's Republic of China
- Meteorology Law of the People's Republic of China
- Fire Control Law of the People's Republic of China
- Law on Protecting Against and Mitigating Earthquake Disasters
- Law of the People's Republic of China on Conserving Energy
State Environmental Protection Administration
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Land and Resources
China Environmental Industry Network
Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base
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