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Friday top five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-08-28

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week:   12 arrested over Tianjin explosion   [Business Insider] Chinese state media have announced the arrest of 12 officials in connection with the Tianjin explosions...

Think Tianjin’s bad? There’s been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 2015-08-18

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

Friday top five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-08-15

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Tianjin Explosion: at least 50 dead and hundreds injured in China port explosion [Guardian]   Footage of the blasts that ripped through a port in Tianjin on...

The Beautiful Beast: World Elephant Day

Blog entry by Pan Wenjing | 2015-08-12

Young Asian Elephants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province ©Beijing Normal University In the last few weeks the world has been awakened to the plight of endangered animals and the mostly unnecessary and avoidable dangers they face. The...

Friday Top Five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-08-07

1. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics This day last week Beijing – Zhangjiakou were selected by the International Olympic Committee as the joint hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Beijing bid had faced much criticism due to the...

Searching for Shangri La: Conscientious Villagers and Our Duty

Blog entry by Lei Yuting | 2015-08-06

The Greenpeace Expedition to the Haba Snow Mountain had a mission to determine whether human activities leave their traces in even the most unspoiled and untouched areas of the world. We were searching for the unseeable, the...

The 2022 Winter Olympics: Make it a win for the environment too!

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-08-04

Another win for Beijing! A win for Hebei! And hopefully a win for the environment! On Friday Beijing and Zhangjiakou (a relatively unknown city in Hebei Province, about 200 km north west of Beijing) were named as the joint host cities...

Friday Top Five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-07-31

1. Acid Rain levels decreasing across China The Ministry of Environmental Protection this week released statistics that showed fewer cases of acid rain fall in China in the first half of 2015. The proportion of the country affected...

Searching for Shangri-la: Rules for surviving 5,000m above sea level

Blog entry by Yuting Lei | 2015-07-28

When we set out on our mission to the Haba Snow Mountain, I had no idea how tough the conditions we were about to endure would be. At an altitude of 4000m above sea level, we practically had to relearn how to walk and even crawl as we...

Friday top five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-07-24

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: China is building 6,000m of solar panels in Gobi desert [Economic Times]  China is going all out on solar energy as it starts construction on its largest...

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