Flooding in Central China

Environmental News Network

Flooding in Central ChinaA slow-moving rainstorm overwhelmed rivers and reservoirs, leading to deadly flooding in the province of Henan.

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Green Voices – Ep 13 – Howey Ou – climate activism in China

A Greener Life

Despite this risk, that is exactly what Howey Ou, the then 17th-year-old Chinese climate activist who started the climate strike movement in China decided to do. activism China climate change Green Voices interview climate crisis Friday for Future Howey Ou school strike for climate

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Analysis: The foreign money in China’s booming coal industry

A Greener Life

English banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered have lent US$5 billion to China’s coal sector in the past two years. At a national level, China seems to be playing its part. During the recent summit, Xi even pledged China’s coal consumption will peak in 2025.

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Like China, Japan and the U.S. Continue to Finance Overseas Fossil Fuel Power Technologies

Environmental News Network

Like China, Japan and the U.S. Stepping away from carbon-intensive power systems and investing in renewable technologies is critical to decarbonizing the global power sector and reducing global climate change. Continue to Finance Overseas Fossil Fuel Power Technologies

China's Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Reports Global Carbon Net of Six Gigatons

Environmental News Network

China's Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Reports Global Carbon Net of Six Gigatons

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Moshe Safdie’s skywalk garden puts nature in China’s sky (VIDEO)

Green Prophet

The post Moshe Safdie’s skywalk garden puts nature in China’s sky (VIDEO) appeared first on Green Prophet. Architecture Agritecture China Green Roof hydroponics indoor gardens moshe safdie

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"If China Can Do It, Why Not Us?"

Environmental Economics

Rachel Cleetus: Starting in 2013, China began to pilot carbon cap-and-trade programs at the sub-national level.   China’s INDC announced earlier this year signaled the country’s intention to use carbon pricing to help meet its goal of peaking CO 2 emissions by 2030, if not earlier. China’s work on carbon pricing and cutting pollution has included dialog with the EPA and with the state of California.

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The China vs U.S. Coal Debate: Who is cleaner?

Environmental Economics

The Center for American Progress says China is kicking the U.S. a$$ in the great coal race : The result is a report — authored by Melanie Hart, Luke Bassett, and Blaine Johnson — that offers the clearest picture yet of the big picture on coal in China. In short, while the US dithers along in a cosmically stupid dispute over whether science is real, China is tackling climate change with all guns blazing.

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Why China Wants Methanol from the Northwest

Sightline Daily

” The proposed Northwest facilities would load their finished methanol product onto Panamax -sized ships bound for Dalian , China. China has abundant supplies of cheap domestic coal, yet because most of it is in a remote western part of the country, it works out that importing methanol by sea is cheaper than moving coal by land to methanol refineries. Climate & Energy China Fracking Methanol Natural Gas ToxicsPlastic by mbeo used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Yangshuo, China: green lodgings lead the way

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Yangshuo, China: green lodgings lead the way 11 October 10 · 1 comment | Greening in Guangxi | I f there’s one thing I love more than entrepreneurs, it’s entrepreneurs with life-changing epiphanies! Chris Barclay , an American expat living in China since the early 1990s, is just such an entrepreneur, with just such epiphanies.

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"U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks"

Environmental Economics

Another thing on my "to do" list: A climate deal between China and the United States, the world’s No. China’s pledge to reach peak carbon emissions by 2030, if not sooner, is even more remarkable. To reach that goal, Mr. Xi pledged that so-called clean energy sources, like solar power and windmills, would account for 20 percent of China’s total energy production by 2030.

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Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center is a hidden art hall in China

Inhabitant

Made using sustainable materials like local wood and low-emissivity glass, the Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center helps link the area’s surrounding ecological forest with the architecture of China and Italy

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Israeli water technologies migrate to China’s new water city

Green Prophet

Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett (above right) launched the flagship “Water City” project in China this week, announcing that the city of Shouguang in the Shandong province would be the focus of Israel’s water-related activities in the country. The recent announcement of this Water City was made in the presence of Chinese municipal officials during Minister Bennett’s current visit to China with 15 Israeli companies looking to do business in China.

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China’s Pollution And Us

Eco Friendly Daily

With the 2008 Summer Olympic Games starting up tomorrow, there is a great deal of emphasis on the pollution in China. Many in North America decry the pollution in China, but they do not realize that their pollution is our problem in more ways than one. Particles from coal plants in China have been found landing on the West Coast of the United States and the drifting of these particles is a global problem.

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English Heritage gifts Made in China

Green (Living) Review

The picture shows the bottom of a piece of English Heritage pottery on sale in the organization''s gift shops and it is not made in England at all but in China as is quite obvious from the “stamp”. Rather than having “traditional” items made in China those should be made, according to tradition and heritage, in the country, in England, or at least Britain. English Heritage fraud green living Made in China

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Maven Moment: Grandma’s China Cabinet

AGreenLiving

Looking at old photographs of Grandma’s apartment in Brooklyn, I … The post Maven Moment: Grandma’s China Cabinet appeared first on Earth911.com. More here: Maven Moment: Grandma’s China Cabinet.

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Yinchuan Exhibition Center: Islamic Design in China

Green Prophet

One of the best kept secrets in the world of architecture seems to have leaked… in China. Sure Architecture has borrowed from these techniques in their curvilinear design of the Yinchuan Exhibition Center in Northern China. The Yinchuan Exhibition Center is located in Northwest China. Architecture & Urban China daylighting Energy Efficiency islamic design mashrabiya Yinchuan Exhibition Center

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A price floor on gas and diesel in China

Environmental Economics

In China, government officials are also taking steps to ensure that the recent plunge in oil prices to under $30 a barrel does not undermine its programs to improve energy efficiency. In China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, the government implemented a new rule that no matter how low world crude oil prices may fall, the price of gasoline and diesel will continue to be set as though the world price of oil were still $40 a barrel.

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China’s new frontier for VOC regulations

AGreenLiving

China’s new frontier for VOC regulations Shuying Xu Tue, 03/23/2021 – 01:15 As the global economy reawakens after the COVID-19 shutdown, air emissions and VOC enforcement in China remain a hot topic. Over the past several decades, public health and environmental concerns have made controlling smog a top national policy goal in China and enforcement an increasingly critical issue for companies to navigate. Read the original here: China’s new frontier for VOC regulations.

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Three thoughts better kept to myself on cap-and-trade in China

Environmental Economics

I read the headlines last week and didn't get towards the bottom, but the second half is the most interesting (after the " " below): President Xi Jinping of China will make a landmark commitment on Friday to start a national program in 2017 that will limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, Obama administration officials said Thursday. Now, however, China appears poised to enact the same climate change policy that Mr. Obama failed to move through Congress.

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China’s Cleanup

Eco Friendly Daily

As the Olympics inch ever closer, more and more concerns are being raised on the state of China’s air quality. It is a known problem that the amount of air pollution in Beijing has raised concerns for the health of athletes competing in this summer’s games, but China’s pollution problem has another side getting little credit in mainstream media. These are some hopeful steps being taken to clear China’s air, especially in light of recent worldwide focus.

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China removes giant pandas from endangered species list

AGreenLiving

The number of pandas in the wild in China has reached 1,800; this doesn’t include those in captivity or protected shelters. China has now followed suit, due to an increase in giant panda numbers in the country. He also pointed out that these results come from China’s efforts to restore giant panda habitats. China removes giant pandas from endangered species list.

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Common Resources on China’s Carbon Tax Plan

Environmental Economics

Antung Anthony Liu: Xinhua reported recently that China will introduce a carbon tax. The  This is not China’s first signal that it may introduce market-based mechanisms to control its carbon intensity. A carbon tax in China is a great idea, for three reasons. China is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases; its emissions are also growing at a breathtaking rate. So a carbon tax in China would be wonderful news for climate change.

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China’s Business Leaders Are Stepping Up to Address Global Conservation Challenges

Cool Green Science

China’s economic growth over the last few decades has been extraordinary. China’s economic success is a very positive development in many respects of course. Fortunately, China is now benefiting from new and important philanthropic initiatives. This week, I’m pleased to be in China with this group. We are now working with the Taohuayuan Foundation–formed by several China Board members—to replicate this land trust model across the country.

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China’s Commitment to Cleaner Air

Sierra Club Compass

Just how serious is China about reducing its consumption of coal? China’s environmental minister recently announced that the government is quite serious about tackling its massive environmental problems by committing 1.7 million premature deaths in China. In fact, six out of the ten most polluted cities in China lie in this region, including Beijing. The Sierra Club is eagerly awaiting the announcement of China’s new measures to combat air pollution.

"China Says It May Implement a Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

Apologies to Mark Thoma for completely ripping off his post : China may implement a (modest) carbon tax: Taxing Carbon, by Vikas Bajaj, NY Times : Long considered the biggest holdout. in climate change negotiations, China said this week that the country would. China’s plan will not make a serious dent in global warming, though the tax may.

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Volkswagen AG Will Build EVs in China

Eco Auto Ninja

Volkswagen has plans in motion to manufacture their electric vehicles in China starting in 2013. Because they are counting on China to pass GM and Toyota as the world’s biggest automaker by 2018, they are putting their chips into the nation that they believe will be able to meet the demand for cars that are less polluting. VW recently announced that they were going to launch electric cars in China under a new Kaili brand together with FAW Group.

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China and Africa - Friends or Foes?

Blue Earth

China’s influence and. In particular, China’s trade with Africa increased from a mere $2 billion in 2000 to $60 billion in 2010. . China loves Africa’s natural resources, low wages and easy exploitation of workers and the environment with little transparency. Since western democracies and the companies based there tend to shy away from juristictions were it takes bribes to make things happen, China has had little competition doing deals in Africa.

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China increasing pricing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) China is ending being the world's cheap factory floor having announced in the beginning of July 2010 a probably four-fold increase of pricing across the board. Once costs will be three or four times as what things cost presently, “Made in China”, and, as I said, the freighting costs are factored in then manufacturers may begin to look at producing at home once again.

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Israel Shines at First Solar Decathlon in China

Green Prophet

It was the first time that a team from Israel participated in a Solar Decathlon intercollegiate architecture competition but the group, which represented several higher education institutes, recently took fourth place overall in China. Energy architecture China clean tech solar decathlon solar power sustainable design

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Stray Pups Cooked Alive in China

Green Prophet

The most cruelty to animals, to man’s best friend, was picked up by Treehugger environmental news website, where stray puppies are being cooked alive and eaten by people in eastern China. But look at China. On the other hand, China is a world market for shark fins caught in the Middle East, rhino horns, and tiger bones. Lifestyle & Culture animal rights animals ChinaHot dog! Puppy gets cooked alive. Animal cruelty at its worst!

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China goes Internet of Things for the farm by buying Israel’s AutoAgronome

Green Prophet

China’s economy is growing exponentially. To keep ahead of the food curve, China’s Yuanda Group just bought the Israeli company AutoAgronome for $20 million. We offer technology and Yuanda focuses on marketing,” says Nissim Daniely, general manager of AA told China Daily. Every year, the area of drip irrigation system farming in China increases about 20 percent, which is more than all in Israel and Europe together.

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Is China's Pollution Testing the People's Patience?

Sierra Club Compass

In a recent speech in Beijing, Zhao Penggao, an official in the powerful National Development and Resource Commission, announced that China is considering setting binding limits on the levels of particulate matter 2.5   2) The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study published in December of 2012 estimates that, in 2010, 1,200,000 people in China died prematurely from outdoor and indoor air pollution. 

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Cool Green Science

Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges. But as I met with the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) volunteer leaders recently in China, water pollution was another big topic of discussion. One-third of China’s lakes and rivers are already so polluted they’re not fit for human consumption, and the problem could worsen as the country’s rapid urbanization continues.

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China Experiment in Permaculture Offers World Hope

Green (Living) Review

China is the most populous and possibly one of the most diverse nations on the planet, with a population of over 1.3 In China’s Loess Plateau, sustained generational farming had depleted the soil, leaving in its wake a textured landscape of dust. The results of their study led to an experiment in permaculture in China that offers hope to the world. billion people and 56 ethnic groups.

China to Help Saudis With Novel Nuke Power

Green Prophet

In the wake of a 6-day trip by China’s Premier Win Jiabao to Saudi Arabia , China and Saudi Arabia have forged an alliance on developing nuclear power. Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with China for assistance in the development of nuclear power , using the last of its oil wealth to invest in the most controversial form of a low carbon energy future for its energy hungry nation. When China plans a move into a low-carbon form of energy it does not hesitate.

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China’s decarbonization agenda poses emerging business risks

AGreenLiving

Go here to see the original: China’s decarbonization agenda poses emerging business risks. The evolving Chinese national response to climate change represents complicated new opportunities and challenges for thousands of U.S. companies with operations or supply chains in the country. Business Green and-challenges and-transparency businesses-selling for-thousands growing-more market-will supply-chains unwanted-merchandise

China’s new frontier for VOC regulations

AGreenLiving

China’s new frontier for VOC regulations Shuying Xu Tue, 03/23/2021 – 01:15 As the global economy reawakens after the COVID-19 shutdown, air emissions and VOC enforcement in China remain a hot topic. Over the past several decades, public health and environmental concerns have made controlling smog a top national policy goal in China and enforcement an increasingly critical issue for companies to navigate. Continued here: China’s new frontier for VOC regulations.

Trash In China: Where Will It All Go?

Green Home Blog

Trash In China: Where Will It All Go? Trash in China. China is one of the most rapidly growing countries on earth: in 2010 its population reached 1.3 As in other quickly developing countries, this population boom is putting quite a strain on China’s natural resources, and one of the biggest problems that will be confronting the country in the coming decades is garbage disposal. By 2030 China will be handling three times as much trash as the U.S.

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A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Cool Green Science

If you haven’t guessed, you’re China. As recently reported in The New York Times (“China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities” ), this seismic shift in population will have significant impacts on China’s urban infrastructure, with the national government expected to spend upwards of $600 billion a year on new roads, schools, and public infrastructure in cities. So, you’re China. The following post originally appeared on UMB’s Future Cities.

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Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center is a hidden art hall in China

AGreenLiving

Made using sustainable materials like local wood and low-emissivity glass , the Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center helps link the area’s surrounding ecological forest with the architecture of China and Italy. The center is located 36 kilometers from Chengdu, the historic capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province that dates back 4,500 years. AOE China Images courtesy of Arch-exist Photography and AOE.

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China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. Such a move would indicate crucial political support for investment in the production, import and distribution of the biofuel in China and could have an impact on world ethanol prices, which experts say will soon peak on current consumption patterns.

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Israel to Build $1.3 Billion Solar Project… for China??

Green Prophet

Everybody knows that China is the world leader in cheap solar. Yet the world’s largest solar panel producer in China, Suntech , has invited Israel’s state-owned electric utility, Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) – which has no experience in solar power at all – to build three photovoltaic solar energy arrays in northern China, as part of a project worth $US 1.3 Read more on Israel and China solar ties: Suntech To Sell Home Solar Panels in Israel.

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