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China, US Sign Eco-friendly Pact with ADB

China and the US will strengthen cooperation in environmental protection with financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), after a tripartite cooperation statement signed yesterday in Beijing.

Price of Failure Higher than Monetary Cost

In the 1970s, the Club of Rome and others warned of coming dire scarcities of food, oil and other essentials, the seemingly inexorable consequence of rising demand for limited resources.

China Hopes to Enhance Int'l Cooperation on Environment

China is willing to enhance cooperation with other countries and international organizations to boost its protection of the environment, according to the State Environmental Protection Administration head, Zhou Shengxian.

China, Russia to Open 300 Joint Venture Gas Stations

Russian energy giant will team up with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) to build 300 gasoline stations in China, in a move to tap China's huge gasoline market.

China's Efforts to Handle Climate Change Welcomed

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, has expressed appreciation for what China has done in dealing with climate change and advised the largest developing country in the world to continue to do more in this area.

Chinese Firms to Invest US$1 Billion in Russia

Chinese and Russian enterprises have reached agreements on 10 projects involving a total investment by China into Russia of US$1 billion. The agreements were signed at the Sino-Russian Investment Promotion Week and the third China-Russia Conference on Investment Promotion held in Beijing yesterday.

Shark Numbers Under Severe Threat

If current trends continue, the world's shark stocks will be depleted in ten years, experts warned Wednesday at the International Shark Conservation Conference in Beijing. About a third of the 450 shark species are threatened with extinction.

China's First Hydrogen Refueling Station Goes into Operation

China's first hydrogen refueling station, a Sino-British joint venture, went into operation Wednesday at a suburban high-tech industrial base on the outskirts of Beijing. The station is the largest hydrogen station operated by world energy giant BP with an initial investment of US$3.5 million.

International Expedition to Track Rare Dolphins

A team of 25 scientists from six countries including China and the United States started an expedition on Monday along the Yangtze River for white-flag dolphins that are on the verge of extinction.

Two Giant Pandas Separated

Chuang Chuang, a male giant panda plays in the Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand on November 2, 2006. The zoo will separate Chuang Chuang and the female giant panda Lin Hui, who have lived together in Thailand for three years, this week in preparation for their mating next year.

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