Nearly eight out of 10 Chinese coastal city sewers discharged excessive amounts of pollutants into the sea in the first six months of the year, state media said on Saturday.
Most of the outlets were “improperly arranged”, Xinhua news agency said, with 43 percent in tourist, sea farming and other reserved areas and 33 percent in harbour and shipping areas. Rapidly growing China is poised to overtake the United States as the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases , and Beijing faces rising international calls to accept mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from factories and vehicles. [Full Text]
[Image: A labourer clears algae in a pond in Yingtan in Jiangxi province, from Reuters.]