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Farmers strike it big after returning to their land in a reversal of trend

FOR decades, China’s demographic has been farmers leaving the soil to seek their fortunes in city jobs. However, government efforts to encourage farmers to stay on the land is reversing that trend in ...

September 2, 2014, Tuesday

PM2.5 pollution down by 10%

SHANGHAI saw a 10 percent fall in the level of PM2.5 pollutant particles in the first seven months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the city’s green watchdog said yesterday. However, ...

August 16, 2014, Saturday

New air pollution law is ‘China’s strictest’

BONFIRES and straw burning are being banned in Shanghai under what an official has called “China’s strictest air protection law.” The new legislation, passed by lawmakers yesterday and to be introduced ...

July 26, 2014, Saturday

Shanghai’s forest cover rises marginally to 13%

Shanghai’s forest coverage reached 13.13 percent by the end of last year compared to 12.58 percent in 2012, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday. The bureau said the target ...

July 24, 2014, Thursday

Pollution giving city the summertime blues

JULY in Shanghai is supposed to bring sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes — so why have city residents been peering through a haze of pollution in recent days? The city air quality watchdog says a ...

July 12, 2014, Saturday

Pollution sensor pilot set for citywide rollout

A REAL-TIME pollution monitoring scheme being piloted in Changning District is set to be extended across the city, officials said yesterday. Environmental staff receiving the data on their computers can ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Changning District uses Internet technology to monitor air quality

Changning began using Internet technology to monitor the district’s air quality in a pilot trial that will eventually be expanded across the city, officials said today. The district government installed ...

July 3, 2014, Thursday

Outer Ring Road ban on heavy polluters

HEAVY polluting vehicles were yesterday banned from the city’s Outer Ring Road (S20), with any drivers found breaking the rule facing a fine. These heavy polluters — known as “yellow-label” vehicles ...

July 2, 2014, Wednesday

Fresh vow to get tough on polluters

LOCAL companies that generate air pollution could soon face harsher penalties if the city’s environment agency gets its way. In the worst cases, firms will have all of their profits confiscated, said ...

July 1, 2014, Tuesday

Air polluters set to receive tougher penalties

POLLUTERS face harsher penalties under a draft amendment of an air pollution prevention law reviewed by the city legislative body yesterday. Under this, anyone found guilty of discharging major air pollutants ...

June 20, 2014, Friday


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