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China’s largest salt lake expands

The area of Qinghai Lake, China’s largest salt lake, has expanded by 124 square kilometers in the past four years, according to the latest survey. The area of the lake…

China launches 6th Arctic expedition

Scientists onboard the icebreaker Xuelong, “Snow Dragon”, have begun China’s 6th Arctic expedition. They spent about three hours on the first research site in the Bering Sea on Friday night.…

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

An initial investigation showed that the liquid ammonia leak that killed 15 in Shanghai on Saturday was caused by a detached pipe cap, local authorities said Sunday. A cap on…

China unveils five-year plan to treat water, soil losses

The Ministry of Water Resources announced on Thursday a plan to treat water and soil loss problems over the next five years. The plan, which covers 279 counties across 20…

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city…

High waves expected in South China Sea

China’s maritime authority on Monday issued an early warning for high waves that may occur in the South China Sea. The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center issued a yellow warning,…

Full text of Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change

A joint U.S.-China statement on climate change was issued on Saturday. The full text is as follows: Joint U.S.-China Statement on Climate Change The United States of America and the…

Year’s first rainfall for Beijing

The first rainfall of the year fell in Beijing Tuesday, after weeks of haze, dust and drought. The city’s weather bureau said precipitation averaged 4 mm in the six hours…

Chongqing household power consumption declines

Chongqing Electric Power Corp.(the Corporation) issued the change of household power consumption after the implementation of multi-step electricity prices in July, 2012, on February 22, 2013. The average consumption amount…

Chongqing to build 30 electric vehicle charging stations

Chongqing will construct one charging station for pure electric vehicls and ten for hybrid-power vehicles with tens of millions yuan in 2013, according to Chongqing Electric Power Corp. on February…

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