Dec. 14, 2017


PRESS REVIEW WEEK 26TH JANUARY – 1ST FEBRUARY 2015

 

 

AGRICULTURE

GM crops given less room to grow. China's genetically modified crop planting areas fell last year amid heated discussions over safety concerns, a study revealed yesterday. China, Xinhua News Agency, 29 January 2015.

AIR POLLUTION

Tianjin commits to fighting smog in north China. An air pollution control regulation passed at Tianjin’s legislature seeks to curb the smog blanketing north China through concerted efforts with the city’s neighbours. China, Xinhua News Agency, 29 January 2015.

 

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REGULATIONS

China government digs into soil pollution problem with proposal for new standards. A plan by China's environmental ministry would lower limits for certain metals in ground across the country, but experts say a unified approach will be hard to implement. China, Beijing Caixin, 28 January 2015.

HEALTH

Industrial toxics thought to be cause of high cancer rates and lead poisoning. Zhong Guangfeng, like many other women in her village, became a widow after her then 55-year-old husband died last July. The cause of his death - cancer - has also killed many other men in this village in Zhuzhou in Central China's Hunan Province. China, Beijing Global Times, 26 January 2015.

 




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