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China Outlines Plan To Lead World In Electric Cars

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Senior Chinese officials outlined on Friday how they aimed to turn their country into the world's largest producer of electric cars, including a focus...

China Uses Abortion Pills To Slow Gerbil Population

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China's official government news service Xinhua reports that officials are now using contraceptive pills to cut down an ever-rising gerbil population ...

In Last Ditch Effort for Clean Olympic Air, Beijing May Ban 90 Percent of Cars

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Beijing is inside a "bowl" formed by mountains to the north that help to trap pollution over the city. And because athletes will be ingesting more air than an average person, the hazard for them is even greater.