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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 homes are under threat. Every two seconds, an area of rainforest the size of a football field is lost to human destruction. Oceans are filling with ...

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...

Friday Five: Factory Leak in Shandong and Smog-free cinemas

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-29

Smog-free cinemas: In China, movie theaters push purified air as new amenity [LA Times] In a country where fresh air can be purchased by the can and restaurants charge a clean air fee, it’s unsurprising that movie...

Friday Five: Coal in Decline, 2015 City Rankings and Pigs

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-22

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Air pollution in China abates, but winter a problem: Greenpeace   [Reuters] Greenpeace China released its final city rankings for 2015, with the...

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