Environment issues and air quality of Shanghai – Shanghai Daily


Changes to city’s air pollution alert model

SHANGHAI’S adjusted four-tier air pollution alert system, which lowered the criteria for alarm activation, was formally introduced by the environment authority yesterday. Under the new criteria, the ...

June 5, 2018, Tuesday

‘Butterfly bridge’ nearly ready at Dianshan Lake

A bridge spanning the city’s largest lake is near completion in the western Qingpu District suburb, the district’s water authority said yesterday. The 1.47-kilometer-long bridge over Dianshan Lake in ...

August 25, 2017, Friday

Songjiang shuts illegal plants by water source

SONGJIANG District has shut down seven industrial companies near one of the city’s major tap-water sources on the upstream Huangpu River to prevent pollution, the district government said over the weekend. The ...

July 17, 2017, Monday

Ecology forum focuses on soil environment

THE Urban Ecology and Energy Conservation Forum was held at Tongji University. The forum was supported by UN Environment, and was given a theme of soil ecology environmental assessment and remediation ...

June 12, 2017, Monday

Emissions deadline

ALL heavy-duty diesel trucks registered in the city will have to meet the China’s national “V emission standard” starting from July 1. Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau said the standard had already ...

June 9, 2017, Friday

Massive cleanup of city’s waterways

SHANGHAI has 1,864 polluted and smelly waterways that must be cleaned by the end of the year, Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong said yesterday. The city’s cleanup campaign will not only improve water quality, ...

June 6, 2017, Tuesday

Longer range forecasts come into play

Shanghai started its 72-hour air quality forecasts yesterday — an improved service replacing the previous 48-hour forecasts. The new forecast issues both the air quality index (AQI) and major air pollutants ...

June 6, 2017, Tuesday

Tougher fines for polluting rivers

THE maximum fine for illegally discharging sewage into local rivers has been raised fivefold to 500,000 yuan (US$73,470) for a first violation. Shanghai Water Authority also announced yesterday that ...

June 2, 2017, Friday

Pledge to clean up polluted city waters

NEARLY 2,000 kilometers of waterways have been identified as polluted, said the head of the city’s water authority. The waterways, identified by remote sensing and satellite technologies, would be all ...

April 19, 2017, Wednesday

Breathe, more green space coming

SHANGHAI will build at least 1,200 hectares of new green space this year, the city’s greenery committee of the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday. This will include 540 ha ...

March 10, 2017, Friday


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