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How coal is sucking the life out of the Kuye River Basin.

Blog entry by Qi Meng | 2016-03-22

The Kuye River Basin in Northern China is already suffering from severe water stress. So why is the development of water-intensive coal power continuing to be permitted there?   Walking into Wuchengong Village it’s hard to believe...

This World Forests Day, we’re celebrating the Congo Basin Rainforest- and how China...

Blog entry by Shuxuan Chen | 2016-03-21

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of forests to our lives and particularly the Congo Basin Rainforest. The world’s second largest rainforest spreads across six African countries and is home to over 10,000 species of plants,...

Friday Five: Zuckerberg's Smog Jog and Wasted Wind

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-03-18

In the Gobi, clues to China’s shifting position on climate change [Open Canada] This article points to China’s changing strategy on managing the rapidly changing Gobi Desert as proof that the country is taking climate change...

Friday Five: Toxic waste in the spotlight and China's Environmental Tsar

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-03-11

Friday  round up highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Have China’s Carbon Emissions Already Peaked? [Guardian] A new report from LSE’s Grantham Institute made a splash this week by suggesting...

5 species bouncing back from the brink of extinction

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-03-04

Our planet is incredible and so are the creatures that inhabit it. Sadly, their habitats are under threat. Every two seconds, an area of rainforest the size of a football field is lost to human destruction. Oceans are filling...

Friday Five: Mermaid smashes box office records and the unexpected side effects of smog

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-26

News round up featuring the biggest environmental news and commentary of the week China is winning environmental clean up race according to China [ WSJ] If environmental cleaning up was a race, China would be winning,...

Friday Five: Mekong under threat and Hebei's smog struggle

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-19

Friday news round up highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week.  Requiem for a River [Economist] This interactive long-read article follows the journey of the Mekong from its source in Southwest...

Year in, year out, let there be fish

Blog entry by Yang Yi | 2016-02-06

China’s rampant overfishing is threatening its most ancient traditions. That might seem like a bizarre blog title. But to any Chinese speaker it would make perfect sense. The word for fish is a homonym (two words which sound...

China releases Tianjin report, but questions are left unanswered

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-02-06

Just two days before the lunar new year, China’s largest holiday, the Chinese government finally released its investigative report into the causes of the Tianjin blasts which rocked the Binhai port district of Tianjin in August last...

Friday Five: China’s Golden Monkey in peril and China’s wind energy hits new record!

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-05

Friday Five highlighting environmental news and commentary for the week State owned company ChemChina poised to take over Syngenta, the world’s third largest agri-tech company [ WSJ] On Wednesday it was announced that...

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