Showing posts with label Beijing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beijing. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Chinese Lunar New Year : Cities' air polluted in new year celebration

Heavy air pollution has been reported in 139 cities in China while people celebrated the lunar new year with firecrackers and fireworks, the environment watchdog said Monday.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Beijing expects to ease traffic jams

Beijing plans regulate roadside parking, and improve public transport.

The ratio of green commuting is expected to reach 71 percent, said Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport in an action plan issued over the weekend.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Chinese New Year tradition: Environment authority warns of Spring Festival pollution caused by fireworks

China's Ministry of Environment Protection warned of possible heavy air pollution in Beijing and other northern regions during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

China braces for worst cold in decades

China has geared up to cope with the winter's coldest weekend as the worst cold front in decades sweeps across the country.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Beijing to shut 2,500 small, polluting firms this year

Beijing will shut down 2,500 small and polluting firms in 2016 in its latest environmental protection efforts, said the municipal government.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

2015: 179 ημέρες μόλυνσης στον αέρα του Πεκίνου

179 ημέρες μόλυνσης στον αέρα του Πεκίνου
Μολυσμένος ήταν ο αέρας του Πεκίνου τις μισές ημέρες του 2015.

Συγκεκριμένα, η κινεζική πρωτεύουσα έζησε 179 ημέρες μόλυνσης το περασμένο έτος, από τις οποίες οι 46 με ισχυρή μόλυνση, σύμφωνα με την εφημερίδα Global Times, που επικαλείται το Δημοτικό Γραφείο Περιβαλλοντικής Προστασίας.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Flights cancelled as heavy smog blankets Beijing

More than 200 flights were cancelled at the Beijing International Airport Friday morning as a thick cloud of smog shrouded the capital.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Beijing issues 2nd smog 'red alert' this winter

Beijing on Friday issued its second air pollution 'red alert,' the highest emergency response level, in this winter, as a new round of heavy smog is forecast to choke northern China.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

One million high-emission vehicles junked in China

China forced about 1 million vehicles with excessive emissions off the roads in the first ten months of the year, completing 85 percent of its annual target, though Beijing and Shandong province fell short of their targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said yesterday.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Beijing cuts coal use by 1.5 mln tonnes in heating season

Beijing will reduce its coal consumption by 1.47 million tonnes over the heating season this winter, as coal boilers are phased out and replaced by gas ones, the municipal environment watchdog said Thursday.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Beijing to ban vehicles that fail to meet emission standards

Beijing will ban gasoline-powered vehicles that fail to meet the National Emission Standard II from the road starting Jan. 1 of next year to cut pollution, the local environmental authority said.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Vehicles are top polluter in Beijing (official)

Vehicle emissions are the top pollutant in Beijing, vice minister of environmental protection Wu Xiaoqing said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Water diversion project quenches Beijing's thirst

The total amount of water coming from the South-to-North Water Diversion Project to Beijing has reached over 100 million cubic meters since December 27 last year, easing the water shortage of the city, said the city's water authority on Monday.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Radar used to bust unauthorized basement construction in Beijing

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Radar was used to detect unauthorized basement construction in Beijing as the city gets tough on the potentially dangerous practice.

The crackdown comes after a lawmaker built a basement in his courtyard that caused neighboring houses to collapse, local authorities said Friday.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Beijing city raises subsidies for scrapping polluting vehicles

Beijing car owners with emissions-heavy models can now earn more money from scrapping their vehicles after the city raised its subsidy for doing so by an average of 2,000 yuan (321.8 US dollars), environmental protection authorities said Tuesday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beijing's thirsty neighbor receives water from the south

Beijing's neighboring province of Hebei began receiving water through the south-north water diversion project Thursday, local authorities said.

The middle route's first-stage project supplies more than three billion cubic meters of water annually to the province, said Yuan Fu, chief of Hebei's office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.

Friday, December 12, 2014

South-north canal starts flowing to ease water woes. (video: South to North Water Diversion Project)

The 1,432-kilometer long artificial waterway diverting water from China's south to solve the water shortage crisis in the north, particularly Beijing, started operation on Friday.

About 9.5 billion cubic meters of water will pass through the newly-built canal each year from Danjiangkou reservoir in Central China's Hubei Province to cities like Beijing and Tianjin, as well as more than 100 cities in Henan and Hebei provinces, according to a report by China Central Television.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Beijing closes 6,900 wells to protect underground water (video:South-to-North Water Diversion Project)

Beijing will gradually shut down 6,900 urban wells in the next five years to protect groundwater and improve drinking water quality.

The wells provide 240 million cubic meters of water annually, one fourth of the Beijing's urban supply, said Zhang Ping, deputy head of the Beijing water authority.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Severe air pollution hits North China, government issues orange alert

The latest wave of severe air pollution continued to smother China's northern regions including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan provinces on Thursday, and is likely to last until Saturday. 

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) upgraded northern China's smog alert from yellow to orange on Thursday afternoon. Most northern regions were severely affected. The NMC forecast that Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province will all suffer from dense smog that could bring visibility down to less than 200 meters in some places on Friday, NMC said on its website.

Monday, May 26, 2014

China will destroy 5,000,000 cars this year to battle air pollution (Polluting vehicles to be scrapped)

China is going to make air cleaner by taking 5.33 million ageing cars off its roads, according to a government document. The move is part of a broader campaign for battling deep environmental crisis that’s gripped world’s second-biggest economy.
The vehicles in question are so-called ‘yellow label’ cars that do not meet Chinese fuel standards and are thus meant to be ‘eliminated’ this year, the Chinese State Council document published on Monday and cited by Reuters, says.
Chinese authorities, spurred by overwhelming public outcry, have lately boosted efforts for tackling the growing ecological crisis, a byproduct of decades of massive economic growth amid neglect for environmental protection.

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