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Half of China’s tap water does not meet national standards

BEIJING: Half of China’s tap water does not meet national drinking water standards, but the problem is not so severe as to cause an immediate threat to human health, an official survey said. A survey of the country’s water quality conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2009 showed that 50 per […]

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Pollution from China’s massive coal-burning linked to global cooling

WASHINGTON — Scientists have come up with a possible explanation for why the rise in Earth’s temperature paused for a bit during the 2000s, one of the hottest decades on record. The answer seems counterintuitive. It’s all that sulfur pollution in the air from China’s massive coal-burning, according to a new study. Sulfur particles in […]

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China: Minister warns pollution, waste imperil growth

China faces acute environmental and resource strains that threaten to choke growth unless the world’s second-biggest economy cleans up, the nation’s environment minister said in an unusually blunt warning. In an essay published on Monday, Zhou Shengxian also said his agency wants to make assessing projected greenhouse gas emissions a part of evaluating proposed development […]

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