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China Pollution

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...

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.

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

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 ...

How One Region Of China Is Trading Coal Mining For Winemaking

Reuters | Jake Spring | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Oct 10 (Reuters) - To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes. ...

Why Taking Immediate Action on Climate Change Is in China's Self-Interest

Justin Yifu Lin | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Justin Yifu Lin

China will be the main victim of climate change, caused partly by its own CO2 emissions, should no action be taken. It is therefore in China's self-interest to take action to reduce CO2 in the very near term.

China Leapfrogs Ahead Into the Green Industrial Revolution

Woodrow Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Woodrow Clark

The Green Industrial Revolution needs to do the opposite of the nuclear power plants by using renewable energy sources now and into the near term future.

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's Innovative Paradigm -- Sharing Global Prosperity Through Connectivity of the Silk Route Countries

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

China is embarking in a distinctly alternative approach of inter-governmental collaboration and connectivity to promote economic catch-up of low and middle income countries that are located in the path of silk road.

Low Carbon Cities in China, Serious Challenges and Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Despite the worst fears of impending environmental tragedy that arise from a reading of air quality data or the trajectory of coal use, China is walking a path that many cities and nations have walked before.

How Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

If we as an international community care about our future climate, we must do more to support local efforts in China rather than relying on international negotiations alone to solve the climate problem.

Coke Is Paying Expat Employees To Deal With Pollution

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

As a child, maybe you were asked on the playground how much money you would have to be paid to eat a bug or do something gross. Well, what if someone ...

Pollution Sows Despair In Chinese Cancer Villages

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green

HESHAN, China, June 23 (Reuters) - Xiong Demin could not have foreseen that the mine he worked at for 32 years would leave his home village poisoned...

Can Philadelphians Afford to Pay for Fresh Air?

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

Philly is the 11th most polluted city in the U.S and a metropolis with the highest rate of deep poverty, so if someone did sell cans of fresh air, cou...

Howard Fineman

One Man And His Apps Take On China's Polluters | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

BEIJING -- At lunch, a slightly built man named Ma Jun hunches over his iPad. The screen is cracked, but you can still see what he is showing you: a s...

Beijing's Smog Police Outgunned In War On Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

By Kathy Chen and David Stanway BEIJING, May 14 (Reuters) - Environmental inspectors in Beijing are scrambling to keep pace with a ris...

Climate Change Response: How to Keep Cleantech Fire Burning

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

With climate change now officially a real and present danger, attention is turning back to the promise of clean energy and cleantech.

'Smog Buried My Marriage'

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing man is seeking to divorce his wife after she took their son to a tropical island province to escape the capital's notori...

Beijing Targets Kebab Vendors In War Against Pollution

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) - Alarmed by pollution in the Chinese capital, authorities in Beijing will crack down on smoky outdoor grills from May 1...

China's War on Smog Will Put the Reins on Global Coal Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 percent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that pollution can be traced back to the billowing smoke stacks attached to China's fleet of coal-fired power plants.

EU Climate Head Urges China To Take Lead On International Fight Against Warming

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

By Stian Reklev BEIJING, April 23 (Reuters) - China could set a new pace for slow-moving international climate talks by bringing its d...

Nearly 16 Percent Of China's Soil Is Polluted, Government Says

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels ...