2008 olympic games

Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

Basketball Star Yao Ming Is UNEP's First Environmental Champion

BEIJING, China, August 9, 2008 (ENS) – Chinese and NBA basketball star Yao Ming, who carried the Chinese flag in Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games, has accepted an invitation from the UN Environment Programme to become its first Environmental Champion. “I am delighted and greatly honored to accept the UN Environment Programme’s…

China Determined to Stage Blue Sky Olympics

China Determined to Stage Blue Sky Olympics

BEIJING, China, July 31, 2008 (ENS) – With just eight days to go until the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, pollution levels in the smoggy city dropped Wednesday to less than half of what they were the day before. This is the lowest reading since authorities began pulling cars off the…