Researchers from Chongqing Develop Sand-to-Soil Conversion Technique

A sand-to-soil conversion method developed by Chinese scientists has proven effective in a large section of desert in northern China, local authorities said. Led by Professor Yi Zhijian, the research team from Chongqing Jiaotong University invented a paste made of plant cellulose that helps sand retain water, nutrients and air…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 Key

Researchers in Anhui Province Develop Nanocomposite Material to Absorb Heavy Metal Pollution in Fertilizer

Chinese researchers have developed a new material that can absorb heavy metal ions from fertilizer, decreasing environmental pollution. The material, a nanocomposite, was developed by a team led by Wu Zhengyan of the Hefei Institute of Physical Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It can “grab” arsenic and copper ions from manure with high

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s