GUIYANG -- Four people were killed and nine others remain missing in a coal mine accident in Southwest China's Guizhou province, local authorities said Tuesday.

The nation's top legislative body has started drafting a special law for the protection of the Yangtze River, the country's longest waterway, as China continues the green development of the river,

Water quality in the country's offshore areas is deteriorating, even though the amount of wastewater discharged into the sea dropped last year, a report has found.

Rain-induced floods have killed three people and affected 932,000 in 62 cities, districts and counties in Sichuan province, with direct economic losses amounting to 2.4 billion yuan ($360 million).

A total of 580,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Maria stormed into southeastern China on Wednesday, paralyzing railway and air transportation in some areas, authorities said.

China will draft a series of standards for the construction of national parks and will put an estimated 50 locations on the priority list, forestry authorities said on Wednesday.

BEIJING -- Escherichia coli, commonly known as E.

BEIJING -- China's ecological restoration projects are beneficial in controlling dust erosion and reducing dust concentration in the North China Plain, especially during spring, according to a rece

The groundwater storage of North China Plain depleted at a rate of 7.2 ± 1.1 km3/yr from 2002 to 2014, or 6 to 8 billion tons each year since 2002, according to a research headed by a Chinese scien

BEIJING - Coal burning is no longer a major source of PM2.5 in Beijing, while car emissions have become the top cause, according to a study released by Beijing's environment watchdog Monday.

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