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China Pollution

Beijing Air Pollution Draws Rare 'Orange' Alert

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: I...

Chinese Villagers Attack Polluting Factory Over Concerns For The Environment

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Villagers in southwestern China infuriated by a factory that was polluting the environment smashed its offices and equipment, and lat...

Beijing Passes Law To Curb Air Pollution

ChinaFile | Luna Lin | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

By Luna Lin, a reporter in chinadialogue’s Beijing office. This article was first published by chinadialogue. China’s first legally binding...

Lynne Peeples

Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

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China Calls For Ban On Fireworks Due To Smog Woes

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Warnings of heavy smog over central and eastern China this week have prompted the country's weather forecaster to call f...

China Pollutes More... But Is That an Excuse for Inaction?

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Lucy Emerson-Bell

The U.S. doesn't only receive goods manufactured in China -- we receive the pollution associated with those goods as well. It's not just their problem. It is our problem as well.

Can A Giant Vending Machine Solve China's Pollution Problem?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

China has a pollution problem, and Chinese vehicle manufacturer Kandi Technologies thinks it can help solve it. As car sales reach an all-time high...

Beijing Wages War On Pollution

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Beijing's mayor pledged on Thursday to cut coal use by 2.6 million tonnes and set aside 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) t...

China's Pollution Efforts Only A Fifth Of What's Needed

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China must increase spending on emission cuts and clean technologies by 2 trillion yuan ($330 billion) to do its fair sh...

China's Pollution Is So Bad, It's Crossing The Pacific... To The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, m...

China's Coal to Gas Plans: Old Wine in New Bottles

Justin Guay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The catastrophic air pollution China experienced in 2013 has proven China's decades-old coal obsession is simply unsustainable. The coal industry seems set on rebranding its toxic product in "new bottles."

PHOTOS: If You Were On The Ground In Smoggy Beijing Today...

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Just two weeks into 2014, Beijing is witnessing its first smog emergency of the year. The air quality index for China's capital city, which measur...

Chinese Cities May Limit Car Sales In Effort To Curb Pollution

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

If car sales were an Olympic sport, then China would take the gold medal. According to recent data from the China Association of Automobile Manufa...

Reasons for Optimism on Climate Action

Michael Northrop | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Michael Northrop

It is an important moment. We are a long way from solving the climate problem, but threads of success seem to be coming together into something that resembles an opportunity that we need to find a way to seize and run with during the next two years.

China Approves Massive New Coal Capacity

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - China approved the construction of more than 100 million tonnes of new coal production cap...

Save China

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

About a hundred years ago, the Chinese writer Lu Xun described the state of China at the time: a large iron box in which the people were slowly suffoc...

Millions Of Acres Of Chinese Farmland Too Polluted To Farm

AP | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — More than 8 million acres of China's farmland is too polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals to use for growing food, a Cabine...

China Asks Pilots To Master Low-Visibility Landing Because Of Smog

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese aviation authorities will soon require captains of domestic flights into Beijing to master low-visibility landings to combat ...

China: Our Smog Isn't All Bad

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green

Thick blankets of smog may have forced schools and airports to close across China, but that doesn't mean air pollution is all that bad -- right? Accor...

Thick Smog Forces Chinese Schools To Close

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

SHANGHAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, wh...

Beijing Wages War On Barbecue Grills

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time. Authorities in the capital have destroyed more ...

China To Draw 'Ecological Protection Red Line'

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs...

Save The Sperm! China's Pollution Is Out To Get Them

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

With recent reports of schools closing due to smog, an 8-year-old diagnosed with lung cancer and an ever-darkening sky throughout its most polluted ar...

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 Offers Rewards To Cut Back On Smog

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China said on Monday it would give rewards amounting to 5 billion yuan ($816.91 million) for curbing air pollution in si...