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Warming worsens China's pollution problems

Friday - Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows.

China makes way for even more coal mines

12 Aug 19 - Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years.

China busily expanding its UN presence

8 Aug 19 - As the United States withdraws from the international arena, China is playing for dominance in United Nations spaces.

Can China electrify all new cars by 2030?

1 Aug 19 - Electric vehicles are taking off in China but a long road lies ahead before they displace conventional vehicles.

China likely to meet climate change goals early

31 Jul 19 - China appears to be on track to reach its carbon goals up to nine years earlier than planned under the Paris Agreement.

China succeeds in greening its economy

29 May 19 - From an appalling environmental scorecard 20 years ago, China has pioneered a “global green shift” towards renewable energy and recycling.

How China is redrawing the map of world science

7 May 19 - The Belt and Road Initiative, China’s mega-plan for global infrastructure, will transform the lives and work of tens of thousands of global researchers.


Coal deals go down at China’s ‘green’ summit

1 May 19 - Investment deals emerging from China’s belt and road summit show continued support for controversial coal projects, despite leaders’ green rhetoric.

China eyes nuclear fusion power by 2040

17 Apr 19 - China aims to complete and start generating power from an experimental nuclear fusion reactor by around 2040.

Chinese consumers ignore calls to eat less beef

5 Apr 19 - Despite increasing prices and evidence that too much beef is bad for health and the environment, the belief in China that eating red meat makes you strong persists and consumption is accelerating.

Can the world quench China’s thirst for milk?

1 Apr 19 - China’s leaders have championed milk as the emblem of a modern, affluent society – but their radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption will have a huge environmental cost.

China’s coal consumption on the rise

5 Mar 19 - China's use of coal increased again in 2018, raising questions about the Asian super power’s green energy transition.

China eyes solar power stations in space

25 Feb 19 - China wants to be the first country to launch power stations into space that capture the Sun’s energy and beam it back down to Earth.

Coal mining likely cause of China emissions rise

31 Jan 19 - Satellite data collected from 2010 to 2015 show that China's methane emissions increased unabated during that period and that the increase was most likely driven by coal mining.

China returns to Edison for power solution

29 Jan 19 - China’s response to the demand for electricity has been to use advanced transmission technology that can bridge vast distances – technology that, ironically, harks back to the earliest days of...

There's no problem a billion cockroaches can't handle

18 Dec 18 - China is producing so much food waste it has had to come up with some out-of-the-box thinking — like using a billion cockroaches to take care of the problem.

SILENT REVOLUTION: It's all power to the e-bus in this city

14 Dec 18 - All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity of Shenzhen are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be, too.

Pure electrics shine as China shows off cars of the future

6 Dec 18 - China has seen a bumper year for electric car sales, so it’s no surprise that a number “new energy vehicles”, as EVs are referred to in China, were the stars of the Guangzhou Auto Show.

China drags chain on emissions trading scheme

28 Nov 18 - China still needs to do a lot of work before it can fully launch its long-awaited nationwide carbon emissions trading scheme.


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