Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label environment. Show all posts

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hong Kong launches 'plastic-free beaches' campaign

Hong Kong Plastic-free beaches
China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Thursday launched "plastic-free beaches" campaign, calling on people to cut down the use of disposable plastic tableware on beaches to protect the ocean environment.

Friday, May 25, 2018

DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site, no leakage of radio-active materials

DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has confirmed the demolition of its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri on Thursday, saying that all the tunnels have been collapsed by explosions and their entrances completely closed, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Remote sensing observation to help sustainable development along Mekong

Mekong River
China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-5 satellite

Gaofen-5 satellite
The Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed that one of its institutes has successfully tracked and received the data from the recently launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

China launches new Earth observation satellite for environmental monitoring

Gaofen-5
China on Wednesday launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

China stresses safety during Tomb-Sweeping Day

Tomb-Sweeping Day CHINA
The Ministry of Civil Affairs Friday stressed security to ensure safety on Tomb-Sweeping Day which falls on April 5 this year.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Taiwan to Ban All Single-Use Plastics by 2030

Taiwan to Ban All Single-Use Plastics
A new plan announced by Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets a timetable for completely phasing out single-use plastic items such as straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Turn on the tap: EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic

EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic
The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Keystone XL may be headed for another hurdle

Keystone XL PIPELINE
Claims by Nebraska landowners for compensation from pipeline company TransCanada on Keystone XL-related costs rests with the state's highest court, advocates say.

Friday, December 29, 2017

China to build Mars village in Qinghai Province

China to build Mars village
China is building a village simulating the environmental conditions on Mars, in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Liquify your loved ones? New eco-friendly burials could replace cremation

resomation
British families could soon opt to have their late loved ones liquefied and poured down the drain in environmentally friendly sendoffs. The technique is thought to be more efficient than burial or cremation.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Nebraska Approves TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

Keystone XL Pipeline
The panel in the US state of Nebraska has removed the last legislative obstacle to the construction of the controversial pipeline project in the territory of the state.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Plant to start in Sept.

The construction of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant will start in September this year, top officials of Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon (CKK), a Turkish consortium of contracting conglomerates, said on Tuesday, a sign of a desire to bolster Russia-Turkey cooperation on several fronts.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Climate protests to mark Trump's 100 days in office

For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Indian spiritual festival caused damage to sacred river that could take 10 years to repair

India’s environmental watchdog has concluded that a spiritual festival held in the country last March caused more than $6 million worth of damage to the Yamuna River that could take a decade to fix.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

China Going to 'Make Skies Blue Again': 1.6 million people in China die annually from diseases caused by air pollution

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the start of intensified air pollution monitoring program in 28 cities, expected to be in force for one year, local media reported on Thursday.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Filing Complaint to Oppose Keystone Pipeline

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier told Sputnik that his group is trying to meet a Monday deadline to file a complaint opposing the US Department of State’s decision to approve a permit for construction of TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump administration approves divisive Keystone XL pipeline

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beijing welcomes Year of the Rooster engulfed in smog from firecrackers

Beijing and other cities in northern China on Saturday welcomed the Year of the Rooster enveloped by a thick cloud of smog from the customary fireworks and firecrackers lit by millions of Chinese people to celebrate the New Year and scare off evil spirits.

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