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Friday, March 29, 2002, updated at 09:11(GMT+8)

Environmental Protection
Strong Sandstorm Hits Gansu
Sandstorms to Be Lessened in Beijing before 2005

Beijing is planning to eliminate sandstorms originated in local areas and to lessen those from the northwest before the year of 2005, the city's mayor said in a press conference Thursday in Beijing.

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Sandstorms to Be Lessened in Beijing before 2005
Beijing is planning to eliminate sandstorms originated in local areas and to lessen those from the northwest before the year of 2005, the city's mayor said in a press conference Thursday in Beijing.

Events Scheduled in China to Raise Public Awareness of Environment
China's environmental authorities are planning a series of educational campaigns over the next two months with the aim of enhancing public awareness of the importance of environmental protection.

Sandstorms Not Worsening in Beijing: Experts
Generally speaking sandstorms are not getting worse in Beijing though the yellow dust cloud that swept around the Chinese capital on Wednesday is one of the worst in recent years, said meteorological experts. Forestation is by far the most effective means to prevent or reduce their occurrence, say experts. China has a plan to curb desertification in ten years by reining in sands, planting trees, reclaiming more farming land and preserving pastures in north China.

North China Hit by Decade's Worst Sandstorm
The largest sandstorm in a decade swept over north China Wednesday, hitting eight provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions and affecting more than 100 million Chinese people.

Beijing's Sandstorm Concerns Foreign Residents
The sandstorm sweeping northern China has aroused the concern of many foreigners living in the city, who are appealing for better international cooperation to deal with the sand.

Sand Storm Harness Project Launched in Beijing and Tianjin
Project on Harnessing Sand Storm in Beijing and Tianjin got approval by the State Council lately, as China's six largest key projects in sand storm harnessing, it will be fully carried out after two years' trial operation.

Strong Sandstorm Hits Northern China, Envelops Beijing
A strongest and most intensive sandstorm of this spring has hit the north China region from west to east since March 19, according to the forecast released from the China Central Meteorological Station this morning.

Silt Levels Drop in Yangtze
Environmental protection schemes along China's longest river have been hailed a success after the latest hydrological study revealed silt levels in the Yangtze were dropping.
Continuous observation revealed that the average sand content per cubic meter in the Yichang section is now 0.83 kg, less than the average level of 1.14 kg from 1950 to 2000.

China to Reduce Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
China has issued an industrial policy relating to coal production, consumption and pollution control in order to drastically reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide released from chimneys across the country.

Northeastern Province Focuses on Environment Improvement
Liaoning Province in northeast China is to launch a 10-year environment improvement program to return 573,000 hectares of arable land in its central and northwestern mountainous areas to forests.

China's Bulletin of Territorial Afforestation Publicized
March 12, 2002, the Chinese Arbor Day saw the State Forestry Bureau of China publicized China's Bulletin of Territorial Afforestation. The bulletin praised highly the achievements made in ecological construction in China.

Experts Called for National Survey of Environmental Situation
Eighteen experts with China's top advisory body have called on the Chinese government to launch the country's first ever nation-wide survey of its ecological and environmental situation.

NPC Deputy Suggests Law on Recycling Wastes
China needs a law on cyclic use of refuse which is of vital importance to the sustainable development of the national economy, said a lawmaker.

Lawmakers, Advisors Concerned about Environment
China's top legislators and advisors have showed great concern over environmental protection in the country.

Efforts Urged to Eliminate Garbage Yards Surrounding 200 Cities
Garbage has become a scourge for Chinese cities as 200-plus cities now have been surrounded by garbage yards, according to a member of the National Committee of the Chinese Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top advisory body.

Premier Zhu on Sustainable Development Strategy
Premier Zhu Rongji Tuesday highlighted the importance to implement the strategy of sustainable development in the Report on the Work of the Government he delivered at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress.

CPPCC Works for Better Environment in China
China's top advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has been working hard for a better environment of the country, a senior official said Saturday.

Environmental Protection Industry to Become China's New Economic Growth Point
In the next few years, China's environmental protection industry will face unprecedented development opportunities and become a new growth point of China's national economy, official sources said Thursday. Chinese government has outlined a goal for ecological construction and environmental protection in its 10th five-year plan (2001-2005) for national economic development and social progress.

Beijing Encourages Use of Green Fuel
By 2007, 8,000 buses and 40,000 cabs in Beijing will be fueled by green energy, accounting for 90 percent and 70 percent of the total numbers respectively, according to Beijing Mayor Liu Qi.

China's Environment Authority Warns Pollution from Animal-breeding Industry
Booming poultry and livestock farms are emerging as the new polluters in China because most operators fail to clean up animal feces, according to the country's environmental protection authorities.

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