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

Today 10:00am - 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.

Mangroves are on the march

23 Nov 18 - Mangrove forests could be adapting to climate change by growing beyond their usual range, according to a recent study.

China faces pressure over illegal greenhouse gases

12 Nov 18 - China will be urged to crack down on illegal CFC-11 production under an international declaration set for adoption at a meeting in Ecuador this week.

Chinese city launching own moon to save on power bill

1 Nov 18 - A private aerospace institute in China plans to launch its own moon to save money on nightime lighting in a provincial city.

What the Chinese people think about climate change

28 Sep 18 - Ninety-four per cent of the public think China should be in the Paris climate deal, although many don’t know exactly what that means.


Just where on Earth is China's climate highway leading us?

20 Sep 18 - Triumph or catastrophe? Where will China’s climate path lead us all? So far there are both hopeful moves and warning signs, a new book says.

China cracks down on distant fishing fleets

11 Sep 18 - China’s fishery authorities have introduced hard-hitting punishments for overfishing and illegal fishing by the country’s distant fishing vessels.

Animal waste is turning China's lakes green

5 Sep 18 - Animal husbandry is contaminating China’s water and has been linked to turning lakes bright green, a phenomenon known as eutrophication.

China again starts building coal-fired plants

9 Aug 18 - Satellite imagery reveals that many coal-fired power projects that were halted by the Chinese government have quietly restarted.

New Chinese-led banks missing the point

2 Aug 18 - Both less than five years old, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Brics Bank are failing to back sustainable development models.

Quite soon, this crowded part of China will be unsurvivable

2 Aug 18 - The deadliest place on the planet for extreme future heatwaves will be the north China plain, one of the most densely populated regions in the world and the most important food-producing area in the...

Why China must show stronger climate leadership

25 Jul 18 - A new report from Columbia University has provided a clear assessment of China’s role in responding to climate change.

Chinese lead green bonds charge

12 Jul 18 - China issued $30 billion in green bonds in 2017, remaining the world leader in the market.

China carbon emissions in retreat

5 Jul 18 - China’s carbon dioxide emissions fell from 2014 to 2016 and might already have peaked, according to a new study.

China's seafood boom will be felt globally

4 Jul 18 - Seafood consumption per capita in China has recently surpassed pork and that has repercussions for ocean ecosystems in the country and beyond.

China wants better clean-air standards

2 Jul 18 - China has signalled its intention to impose special emissions limits on some of most polluting and energy intensive sectors in the country.

China producing banned ozone-damaging chemicals

27 Jun 18 - China has been outed as the illegal producer of chemicals that damage the ozone layer and the climate.


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