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China Pollution

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...

The Green Wave Marches On: Wal-Mart in China

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I recently attended the Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit in Beijing. There are times you know you're watching something special.

Can The World's Greenest [Insert Event Here] Have Lasting Effects?

GreenBiz, Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Alternately calling the recently completed Olympic Games in Beijing "The Mass Transit Olympics," "The Green Olympics" and "The High-Tech Olympics" -- ...

Was It "The Green Olympics?"

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Seligsohn

The smog that marked the run-up to the games dissipated quickly, and Beijing enjoyed the best August air quality in many years. In the end, there were no reports of withdrawals from endurance events.

China's Polluted Cities: A Look At Linfen (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the midst of all the talk about the Olympic games in Beijing and the massive efforts to clean (or hide) its massive pollution, little has been said...

China May Tax Big Cars As Much as 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI, China — China is raising its sales tax on big cars to as high as 40 percent, and drastically cutting taxes on small cars, in its lates...

Back in the PRC

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Telling a nation with many impoverished citizens to slow its economic growth because it's not good for the planet is a tough, so I demonstrated that China's air pollution could harm the Chinese themselves.

Beijing Shot Rain From Sky To Keep Opening Ceremony Dry

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

One of the biggest feats of China's spectacular opening ceremony wasn't inside the stadium. The city's meteorological bureau peppered approaching clouds with silver-iodide rockets to prevent rain.

Beijing's Green Olympics: How Green Are The Games?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The events leading up to today's opening ceremony illuminated much of Beijing's environmental issues. China went to great efforts to reduce the city's...

A Green Spotlight on the Olympic Games

Andrew Smeall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Smeall

Unlike many of the issues seeking political spotlight at the Games, greenhouse gases do not recognize national borders.

Beijing's Air Is Fine, Outside Of Pollution, Pollen, Heat And Humidity

New York Times | Gina Kolata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

And it is hard to dismiss the cautionary tales. Tom Fleming, who won the New York Marathon in 1973 and 1975, is an experienced runner and coach. He wa...

Beijing's Olympic Pollution Forecast: Hot Air

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

For an idea of what kind of air athletes and spectators can expect during the Olympics -- and what Beijingers can expect for some time to come -- the past week has offered telling indications.

US Olympic Cyclists Fly Into China Wearing Face Masks

Reuters | Doug Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING - Some members of the U.S. cycling squad arrived for the Olympic Games on Tuesday wearing black respiratory masks, apparently concerned over r...

$17B, 1 Million Cars Lighter, China Still Mired In Smog

Wall Street Journal | Shai Oster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING -- China has gone to Olympian lengths to try to ensure that its skies are clear for the Summer Games, which formally kick off in 10 days. It h...

China's SUV Sales Rise 43% Over Last Year, Increasing Oil Demand

The Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SONGJIANG, China -- Nodding his head to the disco music blaring out of his car's nine speakers, Zhang Linsen swings the shiny, black Hummer H2 out of ...

Beijing's Air Pollution: It Isn't The Cars

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Seligsohn

Contrary to popular perception both inside and outside China, Beijing's air pollution problem is not primarily due to increases in personal vehicle use. The true problem lies with industrial emissions.

Why Has 'China Bashing' Become So Popular?

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Miller

When pundits such as CNN's Jack Cafferty describe the Chinese government as a "bunch of goons and thugs" and Chinese products as "junk" it becomes clear that it is the newly fashionable position is to lay in to China.

Bikes, China's icon, thrive despite car invasion

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI, China — For a vivid insight into the clash of old and new in China, follow the bicycle. Morning rush hour in Beijing and Shanghai use...

China Olympics: Beijing Shuts Down For Cleanup

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Beijing's Olympic shutdown begins Sunday, a drastic plan to lift the Chinese capital's gray shroud of pollution just three weeks ahead...