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25 Oct 2021 BEIJING, China
Authorities curtailed energy usage at factories and ports while ramping up efforts at additional coal production.
12 May 2019 CHENGGUAN
Local authorities in North China's Shanxi Province are investigating the aluminum manufacturer amid a chemical liquid leak scandal, and relocating residents nearby. The government of Jiaokou county, Shanxi Province announced on Thursday that they have arranged to help 35 families who had lived in the polluted area move out and have ordered the aluminum manufacture under the Xinfa Group to suspend production.
19 Apr 2018 Taiyuan, China
Environment protection authorities in north China's Shanxi Province have sent investigators to probe the illegal dumping of chemical waste exposed by a state television program. CCTV ran a report on Tuesday based on their own investigation into alleged dumping in Hongtong County by the Shanxi Sanwei Group Co...
4 Dec 2017 TAIPEI
China’s central Shanxi Province has introduced new rules to curb water use for steel, cement and aluminum production, state media reported yesterday, in another blow to sectors reeling from government-enforced output cuts.
21 Nov 2016 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.During the first three quarters of 2016, 70.3 percent of 1,922 monitored surface water areas around the country could be used directly as drinking water, a 4 percent increase compared to last year, Zhao said...
18 Nov 2016 TAIYUAN, China
Twenty-nine percent of the surface water in Shanxi, China’s largest coal-producing province, is so polluted that it is unfit for human consumption, according to a report released this week by the Shanxi Environmental Protection Bureau.The report found that 29 of the 100 surface water sites tested in the first three quarters of 2016 were “below grade five...
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...
5 May 2016 BEIJING, China
The Standing Committee of China’s National People's Congress (NPC) on May 4th announced the launch of nationwide inspections into enforcement of the new water conservation.The inspections will start in Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan. More will follow in eight other provincial-level regions, including Shanxi and Ningxia...