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Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Air Becoming Slightly More Breathable

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a light at the end of this smog-filled tunnel. Two years after the Chinese government declared “war on pollution,” th...

China's Carbon Goal A Tough Sell In Coal Country

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green

TANG COUNTY, China (AP) — The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in northern China, slated to power cement and s...

Matt Sheehan

The Power Politics Behind China's Climate Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

BEIJING –- President Barack Obama had barely finished shaking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hand to seal this week’s landmark climate agreement...

Matt Sheehan

From Coal To Communist Memories: Chinese Town Turns To Red Tourism

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ZHAOJIN, China -- Coal has been the fuel and the scourge of China's economic miracle. Plentiful and relatively cheap, the black rock has driven China'...

Matt Sheehan

Inside China's Fight To Quit Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

TONGCHUAN, China -- World leaders are gathering Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City, hoping to talk their way out of decades of gridlock on...

17 Miners Trapped After Explosion In Nation With World's Deadliest Mines

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday worked to free 17 miners trapped following a gas explosion at a coal mine in western China, the country's official...

China Approves Massive New Coal Capacity

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - China approved the construction of more than 100 million tonnes of new coal production cap...

China Admits It's Poorly Prepared To Tackle Climate Change Impacts

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Dec 9 (Reuters) - China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to ...

Coal To Surpass Oil As Top Global Fuel

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

* China, India to propel coal past oil by end of decade * Muted impact from carbon policies aimed at curbing coal use *...

'The End of the Beginning'

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The decision by the World Bank this week to repudiate future investments in coal-fired power plants except under exceptional circumstances marks the first time that the global community has collectively ruled some forms of high carbon energy development off the table.

'Coal Catches A Break'

AP | DONNA BLANKINSHIP and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday that the agency doesn't plan a broad environmenta...

Chinese Government to Clean the Capital's Air -- Everyone Else, Good Luck

John C.K. Daly | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

China's leadership should glance back over their egalitarian Communist shoulders and realize that if clean air is good enough for Beijing, it's good enough for the comrades in the rest of the country too.

China Power Plants Fined For Pollution Violations

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI -- China has ordered fines for eight coal-fired power plants accused of violating pollution limits and in some cases, falsifying emissions da...

China Bans Hoarding Of Oil & Coal

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — China is banning the hoarding of oil, coal and other key commodities, seeking to ensure supplies and cool prices that have surged to ...

WATCH: Is This The New Oil?

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the quest for easy energy, what's one way to emit even more CO2? Reuters reports on one of China's strategies to feed its growing demand for oil --...

Twenty-First Century Energy Superpower: China, Energy, and Global Power

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael T. Klare

If you want to know which way the global wind is blowing (or the sun shining or the coal burning), watch China. That's the news for our energy future and for the future of great-power politics on planet Earth.