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Breathe, more green space coming

SHANGHAI will build at least 1,200 hectares of new green space this year, the city’s greenery committee of the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday. This will include 540 ha ...

March 10, 2017, Friday


App coming to tell you the health of your river

SHANGHAI’S environment watchdog will launch a smart phone application early next year for residents to oversee the city government’s campaign to improve waterways, a senior official said yesterday. A ...

March 9, 2017, Thursday


City beats clock on deadline for protection zones

SHANGHAI will name its ecological protection zones before the end of this year — well ahead of the 2020 deadline set by the State Council. Commercial developments will be banned in these zones that will ...

February 11, 2017, Saturday


Moderate air pollution as Lantern Festival begins

NO wind will mean slight to moderate air pollution for Shanghai from tonight, when the Lantern Festival takes place. The Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center said that fireworks, which are allowed ...

February 11, 2017, Saturday


City mayor named ‘chief of rivers’

SHANGHAI Mayor Ying Yong has been named head of local rivers as part of a national plan to make civil servants personally responsible for improving waterways, the city government said yesterday. The ...

February 7, 2017, Tuesday


City plans 5-day smog forecasts

SHANGHAI is working on establishing a five-day smog forecasting system to give citizens earlier warnings of air pollution, the environment authority said yesterday. Residents are currently told of the ...

January 18, 2017, Wednesday


Shanghai No.1 for recycling of electronics

ABOUT 20 percent of used consumer electronics are recycled in Shanghai, making it number one among Chinese mainland cities but still well behind the average 40-50 percent in Western countries. Shanghai, ...

January 14, 2017, Saturday


2,000 officials tasked with saving Jinshan’s dying, polluted waters

MORE than 2,000 Jinshan District officials have been named “river chiefs” — given personal responsibility for 98 rivers in the area as part of a national plan to clean and protect waterways and improve ...

January 13, 2017, Friday


Breathe easy, it’s the best air for 6 years

SHANGHAI had the cleanest air in six years last year, the environmental authority said yesterday. The Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau said the average density of Shanghai’s major air pollutant ...

January 10, 2017, Tuesday


Making soil pollution a thing of the past

THE city government yesterday released an action plan to curb soil pollution and improve contaminated land. The plan aims to have 95 percent of the city’s contaminated farmland and 95 percent of other ...

January 7, 2017, Saturday


 

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