Latest Environment of the People's Republic of China Stories

2008-10-09 12:00:24

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Chinese Environmental Watchdog Blacklists Polluted Cities"] BEIJING, Oct.

2008-10-09 09:00:26

China plans first national park BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- China is planning its first national park in the dense forest of northeast Heilongjiang Province, in an effort to balance environmental protection and moderate tourism development.

2008-09-14 12:00:19

Chinese provincial officials were removed from their jobs Sunday as officials said the death toll from last week's deadly Shanxi mudslide reached 254.

2008-09-12 09:00:24

China Focus: China's environment watchdog warns leaders of penalties over pollution failures F JINAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's environment watchdog has warned local government leaders that they face penalties over failures to clean up the country's major rivers and lakes.

2008-08-29 15:00:44

No pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in South China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region caused no pollution to air or water, authorities said.

2008-08-29 15:00:44

20 confirmed dead in south China chemical plant blast YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people were confirmed dead from Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescue headquarters said on Wednesday.

2008-08-29 15:00:30

1st-Ld-Writethru: No serious pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in S. China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug.

2008-08-27 09:01:14

BEIJING (AP) -- Explosions ripped through a chemical plant Tuesday in southwest China killing at least 16 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents. Six people were still missing today and another 57 people were injured, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

2008-08-17 18:00:37

By Cultice, Curt U.S. Commercial Service unites U.S. firm with Chinese company in $100 million deal Larry Hunt knows the coal mining business as well as anybody. After all, he came from an Eastern Kentucky coal mining family, first working the mines with his father in 1962.

2008-08-06 21:00:18

BEIJING _ Hali Zhati is a 15-year-old Chinese boxer who trains near Tiananmen Square at the Shi Cha Hai Sports School. Daily runs are part of his regimen, and Zhati reports there are "more and more good days now" for breathing Beijing's air. But some days he wears a mask.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.