Shanghai Environmental Issues

THE Urban Ecology and Energy Conservation Forum was held at Tongji University. The forum was supported by UN Environment, and was given a theme of soil ecology environmental assessment and remediation ...

ALL heavy-duty diesel trucks registered in the city will have to meet the China’s national “V emission standard” starting from July 1. Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau said the standard had already ...

SHANGHAI has 1, 864 polluted and smelly waterways that must be cleaned by the end of the year, Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong said yesterday. The city’s cleanup campaign will not only improve water quality...

Shanghai started its 72-hour air quality forecasts yesterday — an improved service replacing the previous 48-hour forecasts. The new forecast issues both the air quality index (AQI) and major air pollutants ...

THE maximum fine for illegally discharging sewage into local rivers has been raised fivefold to 500, 000 yuan (US$73, 470) for a first violation. Shanghai Water Authority also announced yesterday that ...

NEARLY 2, 000 kilometers of waterways have been identified as polluted, said the head of the city’s water authority. The waterways, identified by remote sensing and satellite technologies, would be all ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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