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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...

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: China's 'duty to humanity' and under-reported coal consumption

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-11-06

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week:   China underreporting coal consumption by up to 17%, data suggests [Guardian] China has underreported the amount of coal it consumes by 600 million tons...

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...

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...

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: 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: Beijing battens down for its second red alert pollution, and more

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-18

China smog: Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert [BBC] Beijing's’ brief respite from the smog is at an end as high forecast levels of pollution have brought on the second ever Red Alert since the system began in 2013...

Friday Five: Coal Clamp Down and Illegal Corn

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-08

Chinese farmers are illegally growing GMO corn: Greenpeace [Reuters] A Greenpeace investigation uncovered rampant growth of illegal strains of GE corn in Liaoning Province. A whopping 93% of random field and market samples...

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...

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