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24 Aug 2020 SHANGHAI
Hundreds of people in eastern China have been infected with bacteria which can cause dysentery after drinking contaminated water, state media said Monday, prompting the closure of a local water plant. A report by the local government published on Sunday found that nearly 500 people had been infected with shigella bacteria – a genus of microbes that can cause dysentery.
6 Jul 2020 BEIJING, China
China's Ministry of Water Resources upgraded its emergency response for flood control from Level Four to Level Three on 4 July, as incessant rains continue across the country. Level One is the highest level of response.Water levels in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River as well as Dongting Lake and Poyang Lake have been rising as a result of sustained rainfall...
28 Apr 2020 SEOUL
IMM Investment Corp. has acquired a minority stake in China’s private water supplier for $40 million, in the first investment by a South Korean company in China’s infrastructure sector. The purchase of the existing shares in United Water Corp. equates to an 8% stake in the Shanghai-based firm, valuing the entire company at around $500 million, according to investment banking sources on April 23.
4 Nov 2019 PRINCETON NJ, United States
A new evaluation of coastal elevation suggests that at least three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed.Previous research has indicated that around 80 million people would be affected by annual flooding of coastal areas. New research from US NGO Climate Central has deployed artificial intelligence and eliminated the effect of tall buildings and tree canopies that were previously included in satellite data...
20 Aug 2019 SHANGHAI, China
Ganxian Hongjin Rare Earth, a subsidiary of China's state-owned Minmetals continues to violate environmental protection laws and has not corrected a number of pollution offenses, despite several warnings from the country's Ministry of Ecology and Environment.The company’s plants and workshops were emitting hydrogen chloride and organic waste gases and were notified to stem the pollution last year as reported in The Standard...
23 Jun 2019 BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan
The leaders of Kyryzstan and China have discussed projects with a social significance along with common platform of resistance against “terrorism, extremism, and separatism”.Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbai Jeenbekov welcomed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Bishkek June 13, ahead of the forthcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization two-day summit...
1 Jun 2019 SHANGHAI, China
New research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the China University of Petroleum could create more eco-friendly hydraulic fracking. In addition, it might also serve as a means for storing captured CO2.Fracking is a widely-used technique to extract petroleum resources from unconventional reservoirs...
15 Mar 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
The government of China's actions in restoring urban rivers have been described by the UN Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) as a good example for other countries where rapid development of cities has impacted the health of fresh water bodies.At the launch of a new publication on urban river rehabilitation in China, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, executive director of UN-Habitat said, "I applaud the efforts of the Government of People's Republic of China in developing technical, managerial and financial solutions to improve the water quality of urban rivers...
18 Feb 2019 SHANGHAI
Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand mining will be rewarded with 500 yuan (US$75) to 50,000 yuan.
9 Nov 2018 ZHUHAI, China
Chinese scientists have showcased progress of a new project that will deploy satellite technology with a view to moving water vapor in the sky, via an "air corridor" from the damp western portion of the country to the dry north part of the country.The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) has introduced a model of the observation satellite to be used for the Tianhe Project at the Airshow China 2018 this week...
3 Nov 2018 ROME, Italy
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) and the New Development Bank (NDB), formerly known as the BRICS Bank, have announced a new joint effort to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A formal agreement, which special focus on safeguarding water and soil resources is expected to be finalized soon...
27 Jul 2018 BEIJING, China
China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment has said that the country needs more than $148 Billion USD to reduce heavy pollution in urban rivers.Chinese cities are under pressure to cut what authorities call “black and stinky water” to less than 10 percent of rivers in urban areas by 2020, under a pollution action plan published in 2015...