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China Pollution

Chinese Farms Pollute More Than Factories, Census Says

The Guardian | Jonathan Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Farmers' fields are a far bigger source of water contamination in China than factory effluent, the Chinese government revealed today in its first cens...

China Pollution Census: Study Took Two Years And 570,000 Staff

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — China has revealed its most ambitious measure of what explosive development has done to its environment, saying Tuesday its first nati...

Counting on China's Burgeoning Green Technology Marketplace

Joseph Meuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph Meuse

A bumper crop of Chinese companies have emerged to address the country's significant environmental hazards accrued from their multi-decade role as the "world's largest factory."

Time To Get Tough With China

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arthur Rosenfeld

Chinese people see our standard of living and are willing to work for less to get what we have. Long term this process can't continue, because cheap manufacturing requires simple living.

A Spoonful of Sugar

Roseann M. Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Roseann M. Lake

As a westerner living in the capital, I have mixed feelings about the 60th anniversary. I was initially vexed to learn that Beijingers couldn't attend their own country's parade.

Under Construction: World's Greenest Skyscraper

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rising high through the polluted air of Guangzhou City in southern China is a 71-story tower block which, according to its designers, will be the most...

China Chemical Fertilizer Use Is 40 Percent More Than Crops Need, Report Says

Reuters | Niu Shuping | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's largest grain producer and top consumer of fertilizers, should reduce its reliance on chemical fertilizers by a...

Carbon Emissions: China Accuses US Of Sabotaging Kyoto

guardian.co.uk | John Vidal, Environment Editor in Bangkok | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The US and other developed countries are attempting to "fundamentally sabotage" the Kyoto protocol and all-important international negotiations over i...

Twittering The Air Quality In Beijing

TIME | Austin Ramzy / Beijing Friday, Jun. 19, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The embassy data is published on its own Twitter feed, and while the U.S. doesn't actively promote the information, it has slowly been getting more at...

China Wants Top US Technology In Climate Bargain

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany — China wants the United States to deliver top of the line technology as part of a new global warming agreement, the chief U.S. cl...

China: US Energy Discussions May Have Been Productive

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — China said Tuesday that it was committed to making this year's Copenhagen climate change conference a success, sounding a positive not...

Illegal, High-Polluting Chinese Engines Sold By Mississippi Companies

AP | TIMOTHY R. BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. — Three Mississippi companies are accused in a federal lawsuit of illegally importing and selling more than 78,000 small engines ...

Pelosi's New Tactic: Telling China Environment Is A Human Right

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she remains hopeful of reaching an agreement with China on a common approach to climate ...

Pelosi: China, US "Cannot Miss" Chance To Fight Climate Change

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a frequent, fierce critic of China, called for U.S.-Chinese cooperation to fight climate change in a ...

Pelosi Focuses On Clean Energy In China Visit

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday on a visit focused on en...

China: Rich Nations Must Cut Emissions By 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — Wealthy nations, as history's biggest polluters, should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, China sa...

The U.S. and China: Three Win-Win Programs for Climate Change

Peggy Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peggy Liu

True collaboration takes place in the nuts-and-bolts of execution. It's time for the U.S. and China to collaborate in a meaningful way on investments critical to a healthy future.

Olympics, Economy Give China Cleanest Air In A Decade

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Last summer, Xu Demin struggled to cut emissions from his coal-fired factories as part of China's all-out effort to clean the air for ...

Don't Leave China Out of the Climate Debate

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Paul

Unless the damage caused by China's pollution is addressed, the debates on climate change and global trade will inevitably get sidetracked and deadlocked.

Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on Coal?

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Seligsohn

With 20% of the world's population and an economy that continues to grow, China has 14% of the world's coal reserves, but less than 1% of the world's oil and gas reserves.

China's Downfall: the Ultimate Impact of Environmental Degradation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The destruction in China is so staggering, it's hard to comprehend. Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China, and many regions can now lay claim to the most polluted air in the world.

Beijing Will Give Drivers Money To Give Up Polluting Cars

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is so desperate to get high-polluting cars off the roads, the city has devised a scheme that will pay citizens as much as $3600 to give up he...

A Holiday Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Pasternack

When I think of Christmas, I see the stuff under trees: toys and books and computers, DVD players and colorful paper. I don't mean the Christmas tree...

Fixing China's Health Problems

Jaeah J. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaeah J. Lee

In one health crisis after another, Beijing has simply fired officials, issued new quality standards, and promised to get it right next time. Meanwhile, the scandals have only continued.

Beijing Claims It Has Met Pollution Goal

AP | HENRY SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Beijing said Monday it has already reached its target number of 256 "blue-sky days" this year, with the help of ambitious environmenta...