Coal liquification plant nears completion
Construction of China's first direct coal liquification project is entering its final stage, according to sources within the Shenhua Group who say that all the main facilities and materials are ready for installation.
Global warming and Chinese glacier melting
Glaciers continue to retreat from the roof of the world, writes Stephan Harrison. Now dust storms, permafrost melting and water scarcity loom as damaging environmental consequences of global warming on the Tibetan plateau.
Pesticides still found in Coke and Pepsi, Indian study shows
An environmental group said on Wednesday that bottles of Coca-Cola Co. and Pepsi Co Inc. soft drinks in India still contained traces of pesticide, highlighting weak food safety laws in the country.
Chinese cities to pay for their sewage
China will set up a nationwide system to charge cities for the sewage they produce, said the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) director Zhou Shengxian on Thursday.
Clinton Foundation to work to reduce greenhouse gases
The Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has focused on combating AIDS, poverty and childhood obesity, will turn its attention to greenhouse gases, former US President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday.
China is world’s biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, says SEPA
China has become the world's biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, according to the country's State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA). The total discharge of SO2 rose by 27% between 2000 and 2005, the agency said on Thursday.
Environmentalists call for boycott of merbau wood products
European shops continue to trade in merbau wood flooring, despite evidence that the wood is likely to have been stolen from Indonesia’s last remaining rainforests, say campaigners at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).
Nuclear plant in Sweden faced possible meltdown, says former director
Last week's shutdown of the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden has led to a disagreement over the level of danger presented by the shut down of two of the four generators, according to a report by United Press International.