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Compassionate release of animals has become big business that threatens ecosystems. NewsChina talks with religious believers and conservationists to learn about the traditional ritual and its modern threats to biodiversity

The extinction of aquatic species in China’s longest river, the Yangtze, demonstrates the continuous deterioration of their habitats. Much more needs to be done, say prominent conservationists

Forged reports of environmental impact assessment signed by zombie engineers registered in shell firms are challenging green progress and potentially putting communities at risk

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The Chinese paddlefish, or Psephurus gladius, dubbed “China’s King of Freshwater Fish,” was officially announced as extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on July 21, 2022.

By July 15, China’s carbon emissions market reached total transactions of 194 million tons, valued at nearly 8.5 billion yuan (US$1.3b), according to China’s Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE).

A decade after China started to explore water basin eco-compensation, the first inter-provincial payments for improvements in the Yellow River basin have been made. Experts hope it provides a path toward incentivizing green behavior