Greenpeace wants China to think twice about GM rice
Transgenic rice is a direct threat to China's environment and biodiversity and will not benefit farmers, Greenpeace said on Wednesday, calling on the government to think twice about its commercialisation.
South China island braces for second storm of year
The south Chinese island of Hainan called ships back to harbour and suspended train ferries to the mainland on Wednesday as it braced for the arrival of the second tropical storm to hit this year.
Africa's natural wealth is key to fighting poverty – UN
Africa must harness its teeming mineral, freshwater, tourism and land resources to help fight poverty, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report titled "Our Environment, Our Wealth" on Tuesday.
Shandong: money earmarked for 'clean water corridor'
Shandong Province in China will invest more than US$1.17 billion into creating a "clean water corridor" along part of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The cash will help fund about 315 initiatives by the eastern route of the scheme to combat water pollution.
英国科学家约翰 • 霍顿周一说,美国作为世界上最富有和造成污染最严重的国家,在道德上有义务成为解决灾难性全球变暖问题的先行者，而不是否认气候变化的事实。
US has duty to lead on global warming: scientist
The United States, the world's richest and most polluting nation, has a moral duty to take the lead in tackling catastrophic global warming instead of denying it is happening, a leading scientist said on Monday.
Ningbo tops China's 'best city' list
According to a recent index report, released jointly by Horizon Research Consultancy Group and China's First Financial Daily, Ningbo, a city in east China's Zhejiang province, has topped a list of China's best cities to live in for 2006.
Guangdong to close 900 factories this week
China's Guangdong province will order more than 900 factories to close by Friday for failing to comply with new rules on producing dangerous chemicals, Hong Kong's trade office in the province said on Monday.