A Japanese in China

10,000 Birds

The Avibase China birdlist counts 7 species of minivets for China – one of which is the Ashy Minivet. Given that the Japanese and the Chinese do not always see eye to eye, it was probably sort of fitting that a foreigner in China saw the bird.

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Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

While Baihualing is much better for birds, foreigners are currently prohibited from going there, presumably as we all carry Covid-19, even if like me we have been in China the whole year. I am always happy to see Black-throated Bushtit, even though it is not really rare in China.

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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

10,000 Birds

Asian Brown Flycatcher: The most boring flycatcher here in Eastern China is also by far the most common one. The post Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding China Jiangsu TiaoziniTiaozini is a coastal place about a 3-hour drive north of Shanghai.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

That means it also has many tropical birds that a foreigner living in China can see without risking to leave the country (which would mean 2 weeks of quarantine on reentry at best and complete exclusion at worst, depending on the ever-changing regulations). Birding China Xishuangbanna

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

10,000 Birds

Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is probably the most iconic bird species in China – to the point that some bird guides I know are quite tired of looking for it. And yet, I have now birded China for almost 5 years without ever really trying to see one. The post Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding Conservation China spoon-billed sandpiper

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Amur Paradise Flycatcher in Jixi, Anhui, China

10,000 Birds

And then there were of course the usual birds of this part of China – not uncommon but still quite attractive birds rarely seen in Shanghai, such as Red-billed Blue Magpie , Collared Finchbill , Ashy Drongo , Red-billed Starling , Black-throated Bushtit and Mountain Bulbul. The post Amur Paradise Flycatcher in Jixi, Anhui, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips Amur Paradise Flycatcher China

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Air Show at Nanhui, Shanghai, China

10,000 Birds

The post Air Show at Nanhui, Shanghai, China appeared first on 10,000 Birds. These days, quite a few species are breeding at Nanhui, Shanghai. This involves a lot of flying around, finding food and bringing it back to the chicks. But not all species do this in such a spectacular fashion as the Barn Swallow. I recently came across 5 chicks sitting on the ground on a fortunately barely-used gravel road. All were sitting within one meter or so from each other.

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China’s Pollution Problems Continue

Sustainability Ninja

Days of heavy smog enveloping much of Northern China has pollution at more than 20 times what is considered safe levels today, despite China’s government promising it’s citizen a better plan to combat environmental issues. For years, China has been plagued by heavy air pollution as a result of excessive use of coal to generate electricity to power their booming economy in additional to seeing a large increase to the amount of cars on the road. & Industry China pollution

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China’s Pollution Problems Continue

Sustainability Ninja

Days of heavy smog enveloping much of Northern China has pollution at more than 20 times what is considered safe levels today, despite China’s government promising it’s citizen a better plan to combat environmental issues. For years, China has been plagued by heavy air pollution as a result of excessive use of coal to generate electricity to power their booming economy in additional to seeing a large increase to the amount of cars on the road.

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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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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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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.

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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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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"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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Great News for Elephants after Major Announcement from China.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Right Livelihood #jointheherd African elephant deaths China announces ban on ivory trade elephant conservationists global market for ivory ivory trade ivory trading poaching of elephants Wild Aid WWF China Year of the ElephantIt’s a game changer and could be the pivotal turning point that brings elephants back from the brink of extinction.

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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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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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China Removes Animal Testing Requirement for Cosmetics


Big news from China! Read More The post China Removes Animal Testing Requirement for Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. The country has effectively removed its requirement for cosmetics to be tested on animals in order to be approved for sale. Animals Beauty Causes Featured News

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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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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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Bloody Brawl Breaks Out in China Kayak Race

Wend Magazine

Via: China Daily ]. Photo via: China Daily ]. A Chinese City Games kayak race turned bloody on Sunday after a paddle-waving brawl broke out between two teams, sending one athlete to the hospital. It all started when the Guangzhou team intentionally rammed their kayak into that of the Nanchang team, the hosts of the Games, who then retaliated—naturally—by swinging their paddles at their opponents. Guangzhou kayaker Liao Zhensheng apparently took a pretty nasty hit to the face.

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China Says Smog Rules!

Elephant Journal

Here''s the gist: China, having buried itself alive in poisonous gas in the name of commerce, is desperately grasping at straws with which to make sense of the mayhem. The China Central Television statement on why smog is really a good thing reads as follows and remember, as hard as it is to believe, this was issued with a straight face. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) China environment smog spin

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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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Trunks Up: Ivory Trade Halted in US & China!

Elephant Journal

Word on the streets is that the US and China have agreed to halt ivory trade! Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green WAYLON: Today Only agreement awareness change China compassion elephant elephants environment family haled ivory trade trunks up White HouseHoly-wrinkled-gray-elephant-ears, Batman! Has this really (finally) happened?

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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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China Funding Texas Wind Project

Wind Power Ninja

The 600-megawatt wind farm, which is scheduled to begin construction in March of next year, is a joint venture between Shenyang Power Group of China, U.S. China has been accelerating construction of wind farms throughout the country. It will use turbines manufactured in China. Government / Industry china funded wind farm texas wind farm

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Montana Coal to China and India via Northwest Routes

Wend Magazine

Related posts: Coal “Mine” Thick Green Algea Covers China’s Eastern Coastline. Click here to view the embedded video. This compelling video tells a succinct version of the dirty coal story. For more info visit powerpastcoal.org. The Environmental Cost of Your Internet Time

I cast my Lady Parts with “The Vagina China” Project.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness art project casting feminism gallery labia pussy riot vagina vagina china project vulvaIt’s a vulnerable thing, talking about vaginas let alone making a physical model of yours for the world to see.

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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.

Thick Green Algea Covers China’s Eastern Coastline

Wend Magazine

If you haven’t seen the pictures yet, you’re in a for an eyebrow-raising moment when you see the massive amount of green algae that’s covering China’s eastern coastline. Watermelons in China Explode Due to Chemical Growth Accelerators. Click here to view the embedded video.

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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 Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels


It’s already the world’s leader in making solar panels, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock that China is now also the globe’s biggest market for the energy saving Read More The post China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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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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"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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Hornbills of Yunnan

10,000 Birds

China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found. Birding China hornbills yunnan

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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.

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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Teaching Abroad: How a Dance in China Helped Beat Homesickness.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) China dancing language teaching abroad travelI shyly walked on to the “dance floor,” just as a fast-paced song was ending. The next song was a Chinese song that people were waltzing to.

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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’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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China and U.S. Pledge to End the Ivory Trade


President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced today they are working together to end the global trade of ivory. A White House press release on Friday confirmed the Read More The post China and U.S. Pledge to End the Ivory Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News President Barack Obama

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