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China's Migration Control Threatens Lives and Growth

Karoline Kan | Posted 07.06.2016 | World

Karoline Kan

BEIJING -- Reform of China's hukou system is not only a requirement to fill the inequality gap, but also a requirement for the country's interest as a whole.

Blind Man And His Friend With No Arms Work As One To Plant A Forest

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green

Jia Wenqi and Jia Haixia have worked together to plant more than 10,000 trees over the past decade. It's a remarkable feat for anyone to plant a small...

How Nature Can Improve China's Water Quality

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

One-third of China's lakes and rivers are already so polluted they're not fit for human consumption, and the problem could worsen as the country's rapid urbanization continues.

Here’s How To Get Cleaner Water For 700 Million People

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

When you think of cleaning a city’s dirty drinking water, it’s easy to imagine using giant plants or some tiny new portable technology. But one of...

Report: China Plans To Lay Off Millions Of State Workers

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.01.2016 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to lay off 5-6 million state workers over the next two to three years as part of efforts to curb industrial overcapacit...

China's struggle to turn the corner on coal

Rachael Willis | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Rachael Willis

Air Pollution in Beijing by 大杨 @flickr In early February, Chinese officials announced that no new coal production would be approved for the next ...

End Of Fossil Fuels Won't Come Too Soon For Millions Breathing Toxic Air

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

Fossil fuels' days are numbered. That's a good thing given the toll that burning coal and oil takes on our climate and health. But especially for the ...

Two Tech Giants Are Tackling Epidemic Air Pollution In China

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology

Air pollution in China could be big business. Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growi...

How to Save Millions of Lives and the Planet's Future

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Let's rejoice, but let's also focus our attention on an aspect of the climate crisis that we have heard little about in these historic days: the devastating effects of fossil fuel pollution on humanity. This is a poison that undermines the health of millions of people around the world.

We May Get Good News About Global Carbon Emissions This Year

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.07.2015 | Science

As world leaders meet in Paris to negotiate a climate deal, a study released Monday brings some good news: Global carbon emissions likely stalled and ...

Beijing's Air Pollution Is So Bad, An Artist Made A Brick Out Of It

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

As world leaders convene in Paris for the COP21 climate change talks, a Chinese artist wants to help the world visualize the disgusting effects of pol...

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.

Unbelievable Photos From China's Traffic Jam After 7-Day Holiday

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

As China's "Golden Week," a seven-day public holiday celebrating the country's national day, came to a close on Wednesday, Chinese citizens flocked ho...

These Photos Show When Not To Visit China If You Don't Like Crowds

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

Looking for a vacation getaway this week? Don't go to China if you don't like crowds. Oct. 1-7 marks China's "Golden Week," a seven-day public holiday...

How Bad Is Your City's Air Pollution? This Map Will Tell You.

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

Ever wondered about how your town or travel destination's air quality might affect your health? Here's your chance to find out. On Sept. 18, the Beiji...

Here's Why It Matters That China’s Been Emitting Less Carbon Than We Thought -- And Also Why It Doesn't

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

A team of Harvard researchers recently found, based on new analysis, that China is putting out roughly 14 percent less carbon than previous estimates ...

Air Pollution Causes 4,400 Deaths In China Every Single Day: Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

Air pollution is killing about 4,400 people in China every single day, according to a new study. Researchers from Berkeley Earth, a California-based c...

How is Economic Slowdown and Environmental Degradation Democratizing China?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

While many discuss whether some signs of environmental improvement result from economic slowdown, and less intensive use of natural resources, or from successful pro-green regulations, we argue that a much deeper transformation is happening across China.

Small Islands, Big Impact: Marshall Islands Set Bold Carbon Targets

David Saddington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
David Saddington

"If one of the world's smallest, poorest and most geographically isolated countries can do it, so can you..." As the Republic of the Marshall Island...

Kate Sheppard

A Little Good News About The Awful Amount Of Plastic In The Ocean | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green

CASCAIS, Portugal -- Giant patches of garbage floating in the ocean have received a lot of press in recent years. But they're just the tip of the prov...

Is China Finally Discovering the Limits to Growth?

Chandran Nair | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Xi might be the first major world leader to admit that on a finite planet, infinite and unrestrained growth, especially in the world's most populous country, will prove not just unsustainable but downright catastrophic. Could Xi be tapping into a global awakening to the fact that we have been in denial for too long about the unintended consequences of unfettered growth?

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Air Becoming Slightly More Breathable | 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...

How Social Media Is Taking on the Environment in China

Xiong Lei | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Xiong Lei

BEIJING -- "Under the Dome" displays the growing power of social media in China today. It is not a production of any official filmmaking companies, whose products have traditionally dominated the Chinese TV and film screens. This dominance, however, has been challenged by the rising mobile internet and social media. With an exploding 730 million user accounts of mobile Internet in 2014, more and more Chinese individuals are putting up their self-made videos on entertaining portals like youku and iQiyi,

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 websites on S...

China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

John Fullerton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

I can't pretend to know how serious China's leaders are with respect to their stated goal of achieving an "ecological civilization," and one certainly can't help but notice the irony when looking at the pollution belching out of smoke stacks as you travel to and from the airport. But I was impressed with what I saw at a recent summit.