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8 Apr 2020 BEIJING
China will transfer 80 million cubic meters of water to the Xianghai Wetland in Northeast China's Jilin province, the Ministry of Water Resources said Tuesday. Due to less rainfall, the areas of Xianghai Wetland and Niuxintaobao Wetland have been shrinking, and their biodiversity has been threatened, prompting the government to divert water from a reservoir 192 km away to quench the thirsty Xianghai Wetland.
12 Jan 2018 BEIJING, China
To fight pig pollution, the Chinese government has ordered the closure of thousands of pig farms in banned areas or their relocation into northeastern areas. These nationwide "livestock farming ban zones" cover 636,000 square kilometers. Traditionally, pigs are raised in the south due to preferential local government policies and more pig-related talents, but provinces in the north including Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang are now designated as new primary destinations, which are expected to be more environmentally capable of handling large piggeries...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
19 Jul 2017 JILIN CITY
OVER 7,500 houses have collapsed or suffered damage and 75,000 residents have been relocated since rainstorms starting hitting Yongji County in northeast China's Jilin Province late last week. The local government has formed 14 disaster-relief teams to relocate the victims and disinfect disaster areas to prevent disease.
26 Sep 2016 BEIJING, China
Some 237,000 people in the cities of Shiyan and Yichang, in China’s central Hubei province, are facing drinking water shortages due to ongoing “severe drought,” according to the provincial flood control and drought relief office.The weeks-long dry spell has also damaged 123,000 hectares of crops and affected 170,000 head of cattle in Hubei, China Daily reported on September 25th...
24 Aug 2016 BEIJING, China
The Chinese government this week initiated a level-IV emergency response plan due to drought in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have deployed teams to help with relief work, official news agency Xinhua reported.The ongoing drought has affected the livelihoods of more than 1...
11 Aug 2016 XI’AN, China
Hongjiannao Lake, China's largest desert freshwater lake, is at risk of drying up within 10 years, according to experts.The lake, located on the border of Shaanxi province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has shrunk from 67 square kilometers in 1969 to 32.8 square kilometers, the Shenmu county government said...
8 Aug 2016 HULUNBUIR, China
Severe drought has caused drinking water shortages for 10,000 people and 3.5 million head of livestock in Hulunbuir, in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.The drought conditions, which have plagued the prefecture-level city for the past two months, have also damaged almost 70,000 square kilometers of pastureland...
31 May 2016 BEIJING, China
Despite some relief due to rainfall earlier this month, drought conditions are continuing in parts of northern and central China, including areas in Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi provinces, state broadcaster CCTV reported last week.Currently, 620,000 people and more than one million hectares of crops and one million head of livestock have been affected by the dry weather, according to the report...
14 Oct 2015 TAIYUAN, China
The Chinese government this week initiated a level-four emergency response to the severe drought in the northern province of Shanxi. The National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs will assess the drought situation there and assign disaster relief.The ongoing drought has affected more than 6 million people in 69 Shanxi counties, and 224,000 hectares of land, according to a government statement...
24 Jul 2015 SHENYANG, China
Some 248,500 people are facing drinking water shortages in drought-stricken Liaoning Province in northeastern China, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters warned on July 24th.In addition, some 25,700 head of large farm animals are also suffering from shortages, the agency said...
19 Mar 2015 HARBIN, China
China's Heilongjiang Province, the country’s largest grain producer, is under threat from both drought and flood, meteorologists warned this week.Ten cities and counties in western Heilongjiang are facing what could be their worst drought in the past five years, while 29 others in the east and north are facing floods, the meteorologists said during a provincial government consultation meeting...