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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...

Falling Fast: It wasn’t just stock prices that dropped in China recently

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-07-22

As stocks in China’s bull market suddenly slipped last month, another downward trend gives us slightly more cause for optimism.   Greenpeace East Asia revealed the results of its quarterly air quality rankings today. By province,...

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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-07-17 1 comment

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Why this is a golden age for environmental journalism   [China Dialogue] This week saw the 6 th annual China Environmental Press Award go to Chen Jie, an...

Searching for Shangri-la: Return to Haba Snow Mountain

Blog entry by Lei Yuting | 2015-07-17

In 1999, Zhong Yu became the first woman to reach the summit of the Haba Snow Mountain in Yunnan Province. 16 years later, she retraced her steps on another mission: to discover what we leave behind when we walk in nature.   ...

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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-07-10

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Water pollution causes millions of RMB of damage across Anhui and Shandong (Chinese only) [thepaper]  It’s been a bad week for the fishing industry in China as...

“Probably carcinogenic”: How glyphosate is entering our supermarkets and our homes

Blog entry by Zhang Jing | 2015-07-06

Monsanto and their ‘Round Up’ formula are infamous. Producers of Agent Orange, Monsanto, have long claimed that their globally used weed killer is harmless (even safe enough drink ). But scientists and citizens around the world...

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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-07-03

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: China just made its plans to fight climate change official [Think Progress] China released its long-awaited post-2020 climate plan or INDC , on Tuesday.

Naver is blazing a trail towards a cleaner future. It’s time for other companies to...

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 2015-07-02

Life without the internet has become unimaginable: we exist in a whirlpool of information, Tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and emails. But as life before the internet fades into a distant memory, have we really thought about the cost of...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2015-07-01

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world’s biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has  joined 41 other nations to unveil  its...

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