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Good news! We shut down illegal mining in China's Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Kang Lin | 2016-12-22

Back in July, we revealed rampant illegal mining in one of China’s few remaining Intact Forest Landscapes. Now, the mines have been shut down and new protections put in place.   Image credit: Birding Beijing/Terry Townshend...

460 million people in China are choking on dirty air

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-20

460 million people in China are currently choking under a cloud of smog larger than North America. China needs to speed up its renewables revolution! North China...has looked better. Tis the season to be smoggy..

Red alert: What's happening with Beijing's air pollution?

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2016-12-16

As Beijingers wait to be engulfed by a slow-moving cloud of smog, data shows that air pollution progress is stalling. Beijing is about to enter its 3rd ever pollution red alert , almost exactly a year to the day after the...

Samsung, it’s time to share your plan for 4.3 million recalled #GalaxyNote7

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 2016-12-06

It's been over a month since Samsung announced the recall of its Galaxy Note 7 and , although we have had some progress, Samsung has still not announced what it is planning to do with 4.3 million phones! Samsung has a big...

Friday Five: the fight for Poyang lake and is China digging more coal?

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-12-02

China's bumpy energy transition hit the headlines this week as the government eases curbs on production, China's conservationists fight to protect one of the last habitats of the Yangtze finless porpoise and a new project hopes to...

Friday Five: China calls out trump and Beijing's smog worsens

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2016-11-18

China to Donald Trump: No, We Didn’t Invent Climate Change [Time] Oh how we LOL-ed when Donald Trump first posted what seemed like just another outlandish tweet  back in 2012. Four years later, faced with the reality of President...

From Student Environmentalist to Solar Pioneer

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-17

Miao Xin gives a presentation on his solar financing platform at PowerLab in Shanghai, 4 November 2016. From eccentric student environmentalist, to distributed solar pioneer, Miao Xin is one of a young generation of Chinese who are...

Friday Five: 49, 55 and 5 billion

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-11

49 held accountable and jailed for Tianjin Blast [BBC] A Chinese court jailed 49 and passed one suspended death sentence for the Tianjin blast that killed 173 people last August. Most were found guilty of accepting bribes to...

Singles Day is a disaster for our pockets, and the planet

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-11-10

Last year, China’s biggest shopping festival saw 125,000 orders processed every minute over 24 hours. This year promises to be even bigger... and that’s bad news for the environment.   What began as a tongue-in cheek poke at...

The startup heroes of China’s household solar revolution

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-09

China has seen enormous growth in renewable energy over the last few years. It now has both the largest and the fastest growing wind and solar sectors in the world. In fact, last year all of China’s increase in energy demand was met...

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