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BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States urged China on Tuesday to clean up its environment ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as China's top environmental agency warned Beijing citizens to stay home to avoid serious air pollution. U.S.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environment ministry has ordered cleanups at 20 chemical and petrochemical enterprises, including CNPC and units of Sinopec, after they were found to pose serious safety threats, domestic media reported on Thursday.
China has warned local environmental protection officials that they will be punished if they allow or cover up damage to the environment in favor of economic growth, state media said on Tuesday.
There are days in Beijing the smog is so thick residents can stare straight at the sun. Residents of the 2008 Olympic Games host city watch the air quality index like they do the weather forecast.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A toxic chemical spill in southwest China has disrupted water supplies to 20,000 people since last week, a state newspaper said on Monday, the latest in a series of pollution incidents to hit the country.
China's top pollution watchdog will demand officials report toxic spills within an hour, the official People's Daily said on Tuesday, as it named and shamed 11 companies for pollution.
Mrs Song never had much interest in politics but when factory pollution began poisoning well water and killing crops, the young mother got angry.
By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Dozens of Chinese chemical plants pose safety hazards, China's environment chief said on Tuesday, just months after an explosion at one such plant poisoned a river that was a source of drinking water for millions.
By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environmental woes spilled visibly over its borders as a toxic slick flowed into Russia in December, but exports of pollution are becoming as common as sales of cheap T-shirts for the economic powerhouse.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The first lawsuit seeking compensation for pollution of China's second longest river has been successful, a state newspaper said on Wednesday, as Beijing faces a growing water crisis.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.