China Development Bank to Issue Green Bonds to Fund Environmental Projects in Hubei Province

China Development Bank (CDB), a state-owned policy bank, said Tuesday [5 September 2017] that it will issue green bonds to raise funds for water resource protection along the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The bank said it will issue no more than 5 billion yuan (about 763.2 million U.S. dollars) in three-year green bonds next Tuesday,

COFCO and Coca-Cola Factory in Gansu Province Accused of Manipulating Water Pollution Data

Officials at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Northwest China’s Gansu Province said on Thursday [22 October 2015] a faulty use of online monitoring equipment led to inaccurate sewage data, after it was accused by local environmental authorities of forging data. An internal investigation found that the employee on duty discovered unstable data of monitored sewage,

Xinjiang Region Uses Polyethylene (PE) Film on ~75% of its Arable Land

Farmers in China’s arid western regions have long regarded plastic film as a boon for business, but the environmental problems resulting from its use are prompting scientists to look for alternatives, as Gao Bo reports from Urumqi. For the past three decades, farmers in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have been masters at using polyethylene

Sea Cucumber Farmers in Hebei Province Suing ConocoPhillips China and CNOOC Over 2011 Oil spill

A trial involving 21 aquaculture farmers demanding compensation from ConocoPhillips China and the China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) over an oil spill in 2011 began Tuesday [9 December 2014]. The sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei province demanded a compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic losses and

China’s Farmland Under Threat from Heavy Metal Contamination

Severe soil contamination threatens agricultural safety in some parts of China, the Economic Information Daily reports, citing experts at the 4th China Forum on Environmental Remediation Development Strategy. Some areas face heavy soil contamination, especially where heavy polluting enterprises, derelict industrial land, industrial parks, centralized disposal sites for solid waste, oil producing regions, mining areas,