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Friday Five: Beijing is sinking and China's soil pollution plan

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-06-17

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week Study Finds China’s Ecosystems Have Become Healthier [WSJ] Government efforts to restore China’s degraded ecosystems such as forests and...

Meet Wen Fang, the artivist turning pollution masks into absurd works of art

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-06-08

Sick of feeling helpless in the face of China’s toxic air pollution plague, Beijing based artist Wen Fang set out to tackle the problem in the only way she knew how: through her art. Two years later, her photography project ‘Maskbook’...

Is China’s new plan to tackle soil pollution too little, too late?

Blog entry by Ada Kong & Wang Jing | 2016-06-03

China's soil pollution problem is already so extreme that 1/5 of farmland is unfit for use. A new action plan to tackle the problem has been released, but without immediate, binding legislation, its impact will be severely limited. ...

Friday Five: Life in a cancer village and tackling renewable energy waste

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-05-27

China resumes environmental approval of coal-to-gas projects [Reuters] China has greenlit 3 new coal to gas projects with a total production of 4 billion cubic meters of synthetic natural gas and costing an estimated 456...

6 examples of China’s amazing biodiversity

Blog entry by Shuxuan Chen | 2016-05-21

Did you know that China is home to 10% of the world’s biodiversity?   China is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet. From the adorable Ili Pika, to species of trees older than the dinosaurs, elusive...

Friday Five: China's smog economy and a wind power boom

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-05-13

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week   The $mog economy: Bottled air takes off as a big business in China [Mashable] Vitality Air, a startup that sells bottled ‘fresh, bottled,...

Friday Five: China's parched west hits crisis levels and a landmark new air pollution...

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-05-06

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week  China's new weapon against water pollution: its people [Marketplace] China is recruiting the public to help them tackle pollution in its rivers...

Friday Five: China's cutting down on coal again

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-29

Friday round-up highlighting the news and environmental commentary of the week  Why I’m optimistic China can avert an environmental catastrophe [SCMP] Like Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio , David Dodwell (Executive...

China’s ‘toxic’ school was just the tip of the iceberg: our entire chemicals...

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-04-29

A case of sudden mass illness at a middle school in Jiangsu Province threw China’s hazardous chemicals industry into the spotlight last week. However, this wasn’t an isolated incident, but a symptom of China’s widespread and...

Friday Five: Smog's journey to the west and 'toxic' schools

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-22

Friday round-up highlighting the news and environmental commentary of the week  Shock and Outrage at Changzhou ‘toxic school’ [Guardian] China's shockingly lax hazardous chemicals industry was thrown into the...

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