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Environment


End of the road for dirty vehicles

SHANGHAI’S air quality is getting worse due to rising vehicle emissions, the high number of construction projects and various meteorological factors, a senior official said yesterday. In the first three ...

April 2, 2015, Thursday


Fishing for anglers in Fengxian

Water police patrol a creek in Fengxian District yesterday in a bid to crack down on illegal fishing. A temporary ban on all angling on inland waterways in Fengxian was introduced in February. More than 20 anglers were reprimanded and had their fishing gear confiscated yesterday. ...

April 1, 2015, Wednesday


Switch off, join in, go green

GOVERNMENT buildings across the city will turn off their landscape lighting between 8:30pm and 9:30pm tonight to mark Earth Hour. Local authorities are encouraging community groups, businesses and the ...

March 28, 2015, Saturday


Campaign to clean up city’s waterways

SHANGHAI will dredge river, remove illegal structures by the riverside and rebuild sewage and irrigation systems in suburban areas in a major campaign to clean up the waterways. “The city government has ...

March 26, 2015, Thursday


Work starts on cleaner water for city suburbs

WORK began yesterday on a project that will supply cleaner tap water to some 6.5 million residents in Shanghai’s suburban districts and serve as a main backup source for downtown residents. The Huangpu ...

March 23, 2015, Monday


Environmental officials vow to fight pollution

ENVIRONMENTAL protection authorities have promised to do more to improve water and soil conditions in suburban and rural parts of the city, while also fighting pollution caused by agriculture and poultry ...

March 18, 2015, Wednesday


70% of city waste to be burned next year

SEVENTY percent of Shanghai’s household waste will be burned to generate electricity once four new waste incineration centers open next year, officials said yesterday. City residents produce 22,000 tons ...

March 9, 2015, Monday


Keep the masks on as smog set to stay

Pedestrians wear masks in downtown Shanghai yesterday. The smoggy air is likely to stay with more pollutants being brought into the city by the cold climate today. It was moderately polluted in the morning yesterday with the air quality index peaking at 178 at 10am. The concentration of PM2.5 particles also peaked at 10am with a reading of upper 130 micrograms per cubic meter, five times the WHO’s safety guideline. ...

March 3, 2015, Tuesday


Pollution fight on target, says official

Shanghai is aiming to eliminate all high-polluting vehicles in the city and smaller coal-burning boilers in local factories by the end of the year, Zhang Quan, director of the Shanghai Environmental Protection...

March 3, 2015, Tuesday


Amended smoking law coming

SHANGHAI’S lawmakers are working to amend the current anti-smoking law to include a ban on smoking in indoor public and at work places after an earlier effort during the 2010 World Expo delivered expected ...

March 3, 2015, Tuesday


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