• Beijing urged to promptly sound smog alerts

    The national environmental watchdog told the Beijing municipal government on Thursday that it could do better the next time it declared a smog alert.

  • 2015 the 2nd warmest year on record in US: NOAA

    Record-setting December propelled the year 2015 to be the second warmest year and the third wettest year for the United States, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

  • Beijing polluters fined 183 mln yuan last year

    Beijing's environmental watchdog meted out fines totalling about 183 million yuan (27.9 million U.S. dollars) for violations of pollution laws last year.

  • Tibet introduces new regulations to preserve water

    Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has introduced ten new regulations for the conservation of local water resources and the water ecosystem.

  • Beijing PM2.5 density climbs 76% in winter

    Beijing's average PM2.5 density from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 rose 75.9 percent year-on-year in 2015, despite the general improvement of air quality, the environmental regulator said Thursday.