The resounding call for climate action that capped a series of talks in Beijing this week between the US and China didn't come from top officials, but from a more unusual constituent: young Beijingers.
As savvy moves by officials in China are pushing its state-run English-language news outlets to start sounding a bit more like their Western counterparts, did a New York Times article over the weekend about improvements to air quality in Beijing bear
Something worth checking out this holiday weekend if you're in New York: Chinese artist Song Dong's "Waste Not," an installation at the Museum of Modern Art made up of most of the objects obsessively collected by the artist's
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Cheap Chinese Photovoltaics Are Hurting China Too
The sinking price of solar panels may be good for consumers looking for good solar deals, like this guy profiled by the Times who paid a cut-rate $77,000 to cover his
This week Coca Cola and Pepsi -- two of the biggest multinational companies in China, and self-professed leaders in corporate social responsibility -- found themselves teamed up: on a list of the top 12 factories causing water
Between January and July of 2009, Beijing streets were graced with an 1,231 additional cars per day on average, according to the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau (via: Economic Times). All those new cars add up to an
While it attempts to kick-start its struggling auto industry, the U.S. is talking about building a high-speed rail network with an initial $8 billion in stimulus funds. Meanwhile, China is investing over $300 billion in high-speed rail
"There are lots of questions"
To meet its ambitious goals -- a 20 percent increase in energy productivity and a ten percent decrease in emissions compared to 2005 levels by the end of 2010 -- China will need to rely on strong national policies, like the
At last summer's Olympics, Beijing came out on top in the medal count and on the balance sheets. But as the city's air pollution again pushes dangerous levels, two new reports point out that pollution during the Games was
A ban on super thin plastic bags cut the use of 40 billion bags, reduced plastic bag usage by 66 percent and saved China 1.6 million tons of petroleum, according to recent government estimates, Worldwatch reports.
In the latest episode of the eco-rap-documentary series China's Green Beat, Sustainable John explores one of the most abundant but least-recognized renewable heating-and-cooling sources, lying deep beneath the feet of Beijingers:
Cold War II: Warm War
Near the top of a recent New York Times piece on negotiations between Chinese and American climate negotiators in Beijing, the authors compare a climate treaty between the two countries to such a treaty between the U.S. and
China's impressive target for renewable energy could be getting a serious upgrade. "We are now formulating a plan for development of renewable energy," Zhang Xiaoqiang, the vice-chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC),