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  • 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.
  • 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
  • China faces a wide array of freshwater problems, from contamination to flooding and droughts, all of which can partially be blamed on a top-down bureaucracy that does not coordinate well among the different divisions, according to a new report from Michigan State University researchers.
  • A Chinese environment official last week sounded the alarm about pollution in China's rivers, lakes and seas, saying the problem in the near-shore waters of major coastal economic zones is particularly serious.
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, GUANGZHOU The Pearl River Delta is polluted by heavy metals, including lead, tests show. Oysters have 740 times the safe level of copper and 90 times the cadmium limit. Big-head croaker fish have 24 times the safe level of chromium. Bottom