Features Analyses
- Glacier melting: Pandora's Box?
Glacier recession persists on the Tibetan Plateau at an alarming rate. The impending disappearance of Tibetan glaciers has far-reaching and catastrophic implications for the global environment and human life.
National program | Government response | Tibet plateau
- Eco-problems from Three Gorges Project highlighted
A group of senior officials and experts gathered in central China's Wuhan City in late September to discuss environmental and ecological issues related to the Three Gorges Dam Project.
Project introduction | Ecological threats | Relocation program
- Tropical storms hit south and east China
Tropical storms Wipha and Francisco, potentially the most destructive ones in a decade, slammed into China's southern and eastern coastal provinces and cities in early autum this year.
Interview | Extreme weathers | Government response
- The Green, Green Grass of Home
Inner Mongolia constitutes a quarter of China's total grasslands. But today the grasslands are no longer open range. The swelling human and animal population has put pressure on the fragile ecological system.
Interviews | Brief Survey | 60th Anniversary
- Anhui Rivers, Lakes Crying for Help
SEPA announced in early July that no more new industrial projects would see the light of day in several cities and industrial parks lying on four major rivers to halt the spread of pollution.
Background | Government Response | Progress
- Drought Affects 7.5m People
While much of the country has been inundated by the worst rains of the year, widespread and prolonged drought is plaguing the northern, northeastern and southern regions.
Background | Government Response | Progress
- Paulson Impressed by Green Efforts
US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson saw for himself yesterday efforts to reverse environmental degradation around China's largest inland saltwater lake, taking the spotlight off currency tensions for a day.
Background | Tour Qinghai Lake | Force of Nature
- Glaciers Melting at Alarming Speed
The Tibetan and Xinjiang glaciers -- the major source of Asia's biggest rivers -- have melted by up to an alarming 17 percent at certain spots in the past four decades.
Glaciers Melting at Alarming Speed
- 18.7b Yuan Earmarked to Fight Desertification in Xinjiang
China plans to invest 18.7 billion yuan (about US$2.46 billion) in the next eight years to try to roll back desertification in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the regional government announced Tuesday.
18.7b Yuan Earmarked to Fight Desertification in Xinjiang
- Captive-Bred Panda Dies in the Wild
Xiang Xiang, the first captive-bred giant panda to be set free into the wild was found dead on February 19 this year, but www.newssc.org released the news for the first time on May 31. Zoologists are convinced that Xiang Xiang died due to injuries sustained falling from a high place while fighting for food with other wild giant pandas.
Captive-Bred Panda Dies in the Wild
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