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What China Is Doing to Clear the Air and Fight Climate Change

Feng Zhaokui | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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 Says Climate Deal Hinges On Aid To Emerging Economies

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent BONN, Germany, June 6 (Reuters) - China led calls by emerging economies on Fri...

LOOK: China's 'Naked Run' Shows Enviro-Activism Can Be Crazy Fun

Posted 02.27.2014 | World

Stinking, blinding smog has covered China's capital city Beijing for more than a week, keeping most people sheltered indoors. Fortunately, China's ...

China To Close Schools, Stop Outdoor Activities During Heavy Smog

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Chinese cities should close schools, cut working hours and stop outdoor activities during the most severe spells of air p...

China's Environmental Problems Piling Up

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - Pollution in China's vast countryside worsened further in 2012 as a result of the encroachment of industry and mining on...

China Hoping For Greater Voice In Future Of The Arctic

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

A group of eight countries with a direct stake in the future of the Arctic may vote next week to give China and a number of other countries a greater ...

Despite EU Carbon Crisis, China Pledges Commitment To Climate Policies

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) - The crisis facing the European carbon market will not deter China from plans to establi...

China's Top 6 Environmental Concerns

Posted 03.18.2013 | Green

From Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Assistant Editor: China's environmental crises seem to arise on a scale as sweeping and epic as the vast nation i...

MORE Dead Pigs Found In Chinese River

AP | LOUISE WATT and DIDI TANG | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green

BEIJING — A surge in the dumping of dead pigs upstream from Shanghai – with more than 2,800 carcasses floating into the financial hub thro...

Chinese Villagers Clash With Police Over Pollution

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Residents of a south China town protesting the building of a coal-fired power plant threw bricks at police who fired volleys of tear gas an...

Company Vows To Clean Pellet Spill From Hong Kong Beaches

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese oil and chemical company Sinopec Corp. promised Thursday to clean up hundreds of millions of its tiny plastic pellets that ...

If China Has a John Stossel, Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Adam Moser | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Adam Moser

America's geography blesses it with abundant natural resources and a relatively small population. But China lacks such advantages.

Struggling To Lead The Charge On Electric Cars

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped. In 200...

In China, a Growing Call to Environmental Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

China's environmental challenges are enormous, but as the country's government, businesses and citizens increasingly recognize the link between healthy natural systems and the country's prosperity, we have an big opportunity to help China achieve a sustainable future.

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Over 100 Children

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 c...

What Jeremy Lin and US-China Cooperation on Climate Change Don't (Yet) Have in Common

Angel Hsu | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Angel Hsu

If China and the U.S. aim to bring their own version of "Linsanity" to climate and energy policy under new leadership, then both countries must pursue active and open dialogue and seek middle ground in the current race of self-interest.

Chinese Residents Fight To Reveal Secret Pollution Data

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green

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The Climate Post: Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies May Be the Way to Jumpstart Climate Finance

Mason Inman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Just five years ago, climate change adaptation was a taboo subject among many environmentalists -- as a feature in Earth Island Journal recounts -- but things have changed a lot in recent years.

My Conversation With Dr. Henry Kissinger

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-06-21-kissinger.jpgI spoke at length with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about a number of critical issues facing China, including the intersection of environmental and economic forces.

China vs. US: Shape of Things to Come?

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

There are those who predict that China will eventually eclipse the U.S. as the world's most powerful nation. Maybe -- if China's recent rhetoric about its environmentally sustainable future prove to be true.

Global Warming's Biggest Challenge? China's Consumers

nytimes.com | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If China cannot meet its own energy-efficiency targets, the chances of avoiding widespread environmental damage from rising temperatures "are very clo...

Largest Ever China Oil Spill Grows, Official Warns Of 'Severe Threat'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATED 07/22 -- Scroll down for photos of the China oil spill (AP)BEIJING - China and environmental observers said cleanup efforts on the country...

China's Middle Class Rise Up In Environmental Protest, Use Twitter To Organize

Telegraph | Malcolm Moore in Shanghai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 1,000 people took to the streets in a district of Guangzhou to protest against the building of a rubbish incinerator near their homes. The ...

China: Spirituality Or Materialism?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Stripped of their cultural heritage by the brutality of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese seem to be in a headlong rush to what they think they want and need--the material excess of the West.

China Surprising Leader In Green-Technology

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

China looms large over the global climate summit in Copenhagen, where Chinese officials are pressing the U.S. and other rich nations to accept new cur...