China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

Mar 15, 2015

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

China is falling short of its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country’s air pollution problem. Li, who is second only to President Xi Jinping in the Communist hierarchy, made ...

Mar 14, 2015

Less pollution spells big gains for children's lungs

A study conducted over 20 years in the Los Angeles area showed that the region’s improving air quality has led to children having better functioning lungs, researchers say. The findings, which tracked 2,000 young people from age 11 to 15, were published in the ...

Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

Mar 8, 2015

Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

China’s severe environmental problems and government pledges to fix them have dominated the start of the country’s annual legislative meeting as leaders try to ease public worries about air, water and soil contamination that threaten to derail the country’s economic rise and cast doubts ...

Mar 3, 2015

Pollution documentary attracts millions of views in China

A slick new documentary on China’s environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution. Hosted by former state television reporter Chai Jing, “Under ...

China's wild panda population rises nearly 17%

Mar 1, 2015

China's wild panda population rises nearly 17%

The number of wild giant pandas in China jumped nearly 17 percent over a decade, state media cited an official survey as showing, with a government agency crediting conservation measures for the increase. The investigation by the State Forestry Administration found that by the ...