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Oceans of plastic: China’s Sisyphean fight to keep trash out of the water

By one measure, China contributes over a quarter of the plastic in the world’s seas. It’s a problem the government…

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Conservation China: Nomads and the Yellow River King

China’s first 10 national parks are expected to be established this year, joining 50,000 local community nature reserves that play a…

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The SupChina Quiz: The Environment

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about China books. Today, we…

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Plastic restrictions coming to China? And other ‘reforms’

“Xí Jìnpíng 习近平, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), presided over the 10th…

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China’s hydro dam ambitions and their consequences

Hydropower dams are a source of debate in the environmental and international relations communities alike. China has made use of…

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Reports confirm ozone-killing substance in Chinese factories

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency, a UK-based nonprofit, has confirmed the concerns of experts that a buildup…

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Has China already reached peaked carbon emissions

In May, Greenpeace released an analysis of China’s global warming pollution that found the country’s carbon emissions had increased at…

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China’s carbon emissions unexpectedly accelerate in early 2018

When will Chinese carbon emissions peak? In the 2015 Paris Agreement, China pledged that its emissions would peak before 2030.…

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Hainan Province scraps local GDP targets to save beaches

Often dubbed the Hawaii (or Florida) of China, Hainan Island has seen an explosion in tourism and associated development in…

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China to launch world’s largest financial market for carbon emissions

Officials in Beijing announced on Tuesday a blueprint for opening the world’s largest financial market for carbon emissions, a long-anticipated…

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The Big Picture: The eco-conscious photography of Duzi

“Science can help us understand the facts, but art communicates them in a way that gets people really talking.”  …

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Inside China’s ambitious plan to create its first national park system

When Zhu Ziyun 朱子云 first set foot in the area of Sanjiangyuan 三江源, he was taken aback by the natural…

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A fishing village powered by the sun

A tiny fishing village on the coast of Hong Kong is revolutionizing the island’s solar industry. For…

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Watch: Inside one of the world’s most energy-efficient buildings, which was inspired by a flower

The Wuhan Institute of New Energy is a zero-carbon, zero-energy building that sets the bar for environmentally friendly structures.

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Xi highlights environmental protection in speech

A summary of the top news in Chinese politics and current affairs for October 18, 2017. Part of the daily…

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