Beijing to invest 500 million yuan in water supply expansion
Beijing will invest 500 million yuan (US $62 million) in expanding its major three water supply plants to prepare for the 2008 Olympics in the Chinese capital.
China to invest 1.4 trillion yuan in environmental protection
China says it will invest a total of 1.4 trillion yuan (US $175 billion), equal to 1.5% of the country’s GDP, in environmental protection from 2006 to 2010 as part of the country’s 11th five-year plan.
US: Big three cars emit 230 million tons of greenhouse gas
Cars built by the Big Three automakers gave off 230 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the United States in a year, more than the biggest US electric utility, environmental researchers said on Wednesday.
Bush admin to offer US$170 million for solar energy
The Bush administration said on Wednesday it would offer US$170 million to public and private partnerships to make solar energy more competitive with conventional electricity sources by 2015.
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.