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Latest Environment of the People's Republic of China Stories

2006-02-09 00:10:00

Pollution has become one of the biggest tests for the Chinese Communist Party but a lack of democracy stands in the way of an easy remedy, a newspaper on Thursday quoted a top environment official as saying.

2006-02-07 03:50:00

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.

2006-02-07 03:30:00

China on Tuesday named and shamed 11 companies, including large metals smelters, for heavy pollution from their factories.

2006-02-07 01:24:08

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top pollution watchdog will demand officials report spills within an hour of their outbreak in an effort to deter cover-ups, the official People's Daily said on Tuesday.

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2006-02-02 00:50:00

Mrs Song never had much interest in politics but when factory pollution began poisoning well water and killing crops, the young mother got angry.

2006-01-24 01:33:30

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.

2006-01-07 20:03:54

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.

2006-01-03 23:51:52

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.

2005-12-10 05:55:00

Pollution from a toxic slick in a northeastern Chinese river has declined sharply in density as authorities worked to ensure a safe water supply to a city of more than three million, state media said on Saturday.

2005-12-07 02:46:55

By Ben Blanchard and Vivi Lin BEIJING (Reuters) - A vice mayor in charge of evacuating a Chinese city after a chemical plant exploded has been found dead at home, a city official said on Wednesday, as a toxic river flow resulting from the accident continued to spread.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.