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The National Forestry and Grassland Bureau of China (NFGB) has nominated seven more wetlands to be added to the List of Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an international treaty for the conservation of wetlands signed by 170 countries.

As the largest and most ambitious international Arctic polar research expedition finishes its first leg, NewsChina interviews scientist Lei Ruibo to learn about its progress

Fresh discoveries of illegal toxic waste dumping in the Tengger Desert have drawn renewed public attention to the chronic soil pollution issue haunting underdeveloped western China

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As scientists warn of the serious threats to the environment and wildlife, China is to host a major international conference on biodiversity in 2020 to establish a new framework. NewsChina asks conservationist Zhu Chunquan how China can accelerate the process

Suzhou has valued cultural development and education for hundreds of years, earning it a reputation for producing scores of scholars throughout history. 

China’s massive shale gas reserves, often found in geologically unstable regions, are ripe for exploitation, but lack of data from State-owned extractors is holding up research into whether there is a link to earthquakes. NewsChina investigates