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Two steps forward, one step back?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-07-20

A disheartening finding on trends in China's air pollution For at least a year now China’s air quality has been seeing-except for in a handful of western cities -continuous improvements. For the first time, I was able...

"The world has shifted slightly"

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-07-18

Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan speaks with leading Chinese thinkers about climate action in the post-Paris world From left to right: Senior Consultant for China's National Reform and...

Friday Five: Pandas gone wild and the cost of clean air

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-15

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Uncertainty for tigers under China’s new wildlife law [China Dialogue] China’s newly amended Wildlife Protection Law has come under heavy...

Friday Five: Deadly floods in central China and water quality rankings

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-08

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week  China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain  [BBC] Record levels of rainfall have wrecked havoc in central China, causing widespread flooding...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 2016-07-05

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do...

Friday Five: Return of the Milu deer and toxic pork

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-01

Image: Creative Commons/ Peter O'Connor  China’s smog knocks 2 years off life expectancy [SCMP] A IEA released report on global health implications of air pollution has estimated that smog in China reduces life...

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...

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