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Friday Five: Smog and mirrors plus an epic lawsuit

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-02-17

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Smog and Mirrors? China’s steel capacity increased despite cuts  [Washington Post]  Last year China announced huge cuts to its over bloated steel...

Friday Five: Airpocalypse and a fighting chance for elephants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-01-06

China aims to spend at least $360 Billion on renewable energy by 2020 [NY Times] Details of China’s energy sector 13th five year plan for energy were released yesterday, revealing a huge investment in the country’s already...

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...

Friday Five: Officials behaving badly and China's ecological migrants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-28

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China environment officials in Xi’an detained for data fraud [Reuters] A shocking reveal this week as Xi’an officials were detained for tampering with air...

Friday Five: Greening coal towns and community activism in Sichuan

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-21

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China's coal capital is going green [Bloomberg] Smoggy steel behemoth Taiyuan, known at one point as the only city with worse air quality than Beijing, is...

Friday Five: Baiji Dolphin spotted and China's invisible air pollution problem

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-14 3 comments

Chemical pollution in the Yangtze River ‘Functionally Extinct’ Yangtze Dolphin spotted for first time in a decade     [Guardian] A group of volunteers have claimed a sighting of the Baiji Dolphin, one of the more...

Friday Five: Smog-free tower in Beijng and Pangolins get a helping hand

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-30

Credit: Derrick Wang Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China Reports 6 Dead, 23 Missing in Typhoon Landslides [NYTimes] Typhoon Megi hit mainland China after ripping through...

Friday Five: Pandas are bouncing back and China's reforestation project could be...

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-09

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week   Giant pandas rebound off endangered list   [BBC] Wonderful news for China’s most iconic animal this week, as Giant Pandas’ status was...

Friday Five: US, China gear up for G20, Not-so-green bonds and Changzhou investigation

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-02

U.S. and China to lead push on climate change at G20 summit [Business Insider] As G20 fast approaches, the world’s two biggest polluters are offering high hopes for the December 2015 Paris agreement. The two nations are...

Friday Five: High expectations for G20, greening China's internet and more

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-08-26

High level politics, internet energy efficiency and more worries about China's distant waters fishing fleet. Yet another busy week in environmental news in China. Oh, and even on this side of the world, it hasn't gone amiss that the...

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