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  • 8 Nov 2018- 12:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing was the occasion chosen for the African Development Bank’s November 6 announcement of a new sanitation project for sub-Saharan Africa’s urban inhabitants. The Gates Foundation, in partnership with the
  • 20 May 2018- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Info BEIJING, China Chinese researchers have developed a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water. The breakthrough has provided a new means to control heavy metal contamination and recycling of waste cartons (Xinhua).
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by Local Press Report BEIJING Science Daily The pathogen, Vibrio cholerae can colonize the surfaces, as well as the intestines of soft shelled turtles. This finding is strong evidence that soft shelled turtles in China, where they are grown for human consumption, are spreading
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Water quality in China improved during the first nine months of this year, due in part to implementation of the government’s action plan for combating water pollution, according to Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Zhao Yingmin.
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government will invest some $64.6 billion USD for 4,800 projects aimed at improving the quality of the country’s water resources, the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced on August 8th. The funds will be used to
  • 12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced plans to release rankings of cities nationwide by water quality. Each month, the 10 best and 10 worst cities will be announced as part of the City Water Quality Index. "The
  • 14 Jun 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s Environmental Protection Ministry this week announced a restructuring exercise aimed at improving pollution monitoring and prevention. Two departments under the ministry-- one dealing with pollution prevention and control, and the
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China will set regional limits on energy and water consumption and land use for industrial development, as part of the government’s call to meet “ecological red lines,” according to a document jointly released last week by nine ministries.
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China saw reductions in severely polluted surface water last year, but the country still has a ways to go an needs to do more to protect groundwater sources, according to the annual bulletin on national environmental quality, released this
  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Conservation strategies could improve water quality for more than 150 million people in China, according to a new report by international conservation group The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Two-thirds of China’s population lives in cities,
  • 12 Apr 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Some 80 percent of groundwater in China is unfit for human consumption, according to a new report from the Ministry of Water Resources. Nearly 70 percent of the Chinese population drinks water from underground sources. The report also
  • 18 Feb 2016- 08:31 by Local Press Report BEIJING New York Times Glaciologists in China and elsewhere have said for years that climate change is the main cause of glacier erosion, which threatens the water sources of much of humanity. Officials in the far northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang now
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government plans to spend some $4.1 billion USD for new and existing water projects, the Ministry of Finance announced this week. The funds will go toward 29 projects that are already under way, and 143 new irrigation, water
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:14 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China is to launch an action plan to protect the quality of its scarce water resources after years of rapid economic growth that have left much of its water supply too polluted for human consumption or for growing food. The plan, expected to
  • 2 Feb 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Heinz-Peter Mang is obsessed with turning human waste into gold. As millions of Chinese move to cities, the German engineer is convinced the country is on the way to hitting the jackpot. A growing portion of China’s toilet waste is converted

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