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China Pollution

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 h...

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 Beij...

Clean Tech A Priority In Chinese President's U.S. Visit

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clea...

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 previou...

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 ...

How is Economic Slowdown and Environmental Degradation Democratizing China?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 08.04.2015 | 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 Isl...

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 05.11.2015 | 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...

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.

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...

New Pollution Documentary Gains Huge Audience In China

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring grow...

The Right to Breathe Easy

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Illah Nourbakhsh

Air quality is never far from recent news tropes; but the past month we have witnessed an explosion in coverage, and for good reason. Studies have found new correlations between bad air many serious health problems.

Most Major Chinese Cities Seen Failing On Air Quality

AP | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — The air quality in 66 of China's 74 major cities, including the capital Beijing, failed to meet basic standards last year, China's En...

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

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 | 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...

Serving the Bilateral Relationship

China Hands | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
China Hands

As an Asian American in American politics, Locke is proud of his origins and aware of the special role he is playing. His family's humble beginning in the country dates back to over 100 years ago, when his grandfather immigrated to Washington State to work as a houseboy.

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

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 ...