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China air pollution concerns forces a new direction for coal use

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2013-09-18

After five months of negotiations behind closed doors, China has finally announced a detailed air pollution action plan to cut fine particle PM2.5 pollution and clear the skies above the country. The plan, for the first time, sets...

Why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 2013-09-17

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert , wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-09-13

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook  and  Twitter . Thousands of dead fish floating along a 19-mile stretch of a river in Hubei...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-09-06

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook  and  Twitter . Beijing issues new measures aimed at curbing air pollution . (Reuters) ...

Guangdong can inspire dream of a smog-free China

Blog entry by Zelda Liang | 2013-09-04

Realising the dream of a modern and fully developed China does not have to be at the expense of people's health and well-being. There is no need to retreat to the lifestyle of cavemen for clean air. With tackling air pollution ...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-08-30

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook  and  Twitter . What Chinese factory bosses really think about environmental protection ...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta and Justin Gray | 2013-08-29

This post was originally published on Greenpeace International, August 14, 2013. In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals...

The deadly price of Sichuan's not-so-natural disasters

Blog entry by Lang Xiyu | 2013-08-28

Last month the Chinese province of Sichuan was victim to a prolonged and devastating rainstorm. According to online news outlets, the floods killed at least 68 people, with 179 missing and over three million people affected. In...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-08-23

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook  and  Twitter . Chinese cargo ship makes history sailing to Europe through the Arctic after...

September 15 is Car Free Day – a "Save the Arctic" cycling event

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-08-21

After a two year hiatus, Greenpeace’s Car Free Day 2013 is back in Hong Kong. Let’s join the global bike ride taking place in more than 31 countries and 75 cities around the world. Together we can challenge big oil and celebrate the...

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