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Viral Anti-Pollution Film Disappears From China's Web

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

BEIJING, March 7 (Reuters) - A popular documentary on China's struggles with pollution was inaccessible on the country's video sharing...

Matt Sheehan

China's 'Inconvenient Truth:' Anti-Pollution Documentary Goes Viral | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Public revulsion over China’s putrid air has been mounting for years, and now the country might have its gotten its own version of "An In...

How China's Top Court Is Encouraging More Lawsuits Against Polluters

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

As China's toxic air pollution once again surges off the charts, China's highest court is taking action. On Jan. 6 the Supreme People's Court issued an authoritative "Interpretation" that provides clarification and needed details to China's new public-interest environmental litigation system. These new rules appear to be designed to make it easier for Chinese NGOs to sue polluters.

Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Environmental Crime

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China's environmental regulators nearly doubled the number of cases they referred to police involving suspected polluters over the fi...

What a Clean Energy Partnership Can Look Like

Stefan M. Selig | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Stefan M. Selig

With both trade and climate change making news in recent weeks, it is fitting that I just completed my first official trade policy mission as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

Matt Sheehan

Inside China's Fight To Quit Coal | 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...

What China Is Doing to Clear the Air and Fight Climate Change

Feng Zhaokui | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Feng Zhaokui

It is true that environmental pollution and food safety have become serious problems in China. China is now the second-largest economy in the world and its military power is also growing, but a list of worrisome issues is also getting longer, such as corruption cases, a widening gap between the rich and the poor and the much-to-be-desired national quality, with environmental pollution staying on the top of the list.

China Says Climate Deal Hinges On Aid To Emerging Economies

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany, June 6 (Reuters) - China led calls by emerging economies on Fri...

LOOK: China's 'Naked Run' Shows Enviro-Activism Can Be Crazy Fun

Posted 02.27.2014 | World

Stinking, blinding smog has covered China's capital city Beijing for more than a week, keeping most people sheltered indoors. Fortunately, China's ...

China To Close Schools, Stop Outdoor Activities During Heavy Smog

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Chinese cities should close schools, cut working hours and stop outdoor activities during the most severe spells of air p...

China's Environmental Problems Piling Up

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - Pollution in China's vast countryside worsened further in 2012 as a result of the encroachment of industry and mining on...

China Hoping For Greater Voice In Future Of The Arctic

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

A group of eight countries with a direct stake in the future of the Arctic may vote next week to give China and a number of other countries a greater ...

Despite EU Carbon Crisis, China Pledges Commitment To Climate Policies

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) - The crisis facing the European carbon market will not deter China from plans to establi...

China's Top 6 Environmental Concerns

Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

From Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Assistant Editor: China's environmental crises seem to arise on a scale as sweeping and epic as the vast nation i...

MORE Dead Pigs Found In Chinese River

AP | LOUISE WATT and DIDI TANG | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green

BEIJING — A surge in the dumping of dead pigs upstream from Shanghai – with more than 2,800 carcasses floating into the financial hub thro...

Chinese Villagers Clash With Police Over Pollution

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Residents of a south China town protesting the building of a coal-fired power plant threw bricks at police who fired volleys of tear gas an...

Company Vows To Clean Pellet Spill From Hong Kong Beaches

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese oil and chemical company Sinopec Corp. promised Thursday to clean up hundreds of millions of its tiny plastic pellets that ...

If China Has a John Stossel, Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Adam Moser | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Adam Moser

America's geography blesses it with abundant natural resources and a relatively small population. But China lacks such advantages.

Struggling To Lead The Charge On Electric Cars

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped. In 200...

In China, a Growing Call to Environmental Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

China's environmental challenges are enormous, but as the country's government, businesses and citizens increasingly recognize the link between healthy natural systems and the country's prosperity, we have an big opportunity to help China achieve a sustainable future.

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Over 100 Children

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 c...

What Jeremy Lin and US-China Cooperation on Climate Change Don't (Yet) Have in Common

Angel Hsu | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Angel Hsu

If China and the U.S. aim to bring their own version of "Linsanity" to climate and energy policy under new leadership, then both countries must pursue active and open dialogue and seek middle ground in the current race of self-interest.

Chinese Residents Fight To Reveal Secret Pollution Data

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green


The Climate Post: Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies May Be the Way to Jumpstart Climate Finance

Mason Inman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Just five years ago, climate change adaptation was a taboo subject among many environmentalists -- as a feature in Earth Island Journal recounts -- but things have changed a lot in recent years.