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The Three Gorges Dam

Resettlement fears over China's South-North water transfer project

Ecologist

31st August, 2010

Biggest engineering project in Chinese history could repeat failures of Three Gorges Dam, with significant pressure on ecosystems and fisheries from the resettlement of 300,000 people more...
Global export of CO2

EU exporting 'one-third' of CO2 emissions to poorer countries

Ecologist

9th March, 2010

Study shows industrialised countries are 'outsourcing' carbon emissions to countries like China, one quarter of whose CO2 emissions are from exports more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

China using 'mind blowing' amount of fertiliser

Ecologist

14th February, 2009

Overuse of nitrogen fertilisers in China is leading to rapid soil acidification and is causing lasting damage to ecosystems, according to soil study more...
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VIDEO: The US must commit at least $3.5bn in climate aid

Ecologist

13th December, 2009

The EU's chief negotiator at Copenhagen, Artur Runge-Metzger, tells journalists that he expects the US to contribute at least $3.5 billion to the climate aid budget more...
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Todd Stern: No US climate targets without China

Ecologist

13th December, 2009

US climate negotiator Todd Stern makes it quite clear to the COP15 delegates: no China, no deal... more...
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Using the law to protect the environment

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Investigation into the dangers faced by lawyers who champion human rights and environmental justice. more...
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The struggle to report on Tibet's environment

Andrew Wasley

1st May, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at the environmental situation in Tibet. more...
The Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam 'a model for disaster'

Ecologist

30th October, 2009

International Rivers has highlighted the environmental damage caused by the world's biggest hydropower project amid concern about plans for two new dams in China more...
A train in China

The Chinese know sustainable travel

Ewan Kingston

20th October, 2009

China may have plenty of coal-fired gigawatts, but the country knows a thing or two about sustainable and efficient transport, Ewan finds more...
Molly Scott Cato

China's 'carbon intensity' commitment means nothing

Molly Scott Cato

15th October, 2009

There's been plenty of excitement over China and India's pledges to reduce the 'carbon intensity' of their economies. But without absolute limits, this is just business as usual more...
Dan Box

China's green policies knock ours into a cocked hat

Dan Box

16th September, 2009

The West has an image of China as a coal-burning monstrosity standing in the way of a clean future. But the truth is very different more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

Air pollution reduces rainfall in China

Ecologist

1st September, 2009

Half a century of heavy industrial pollution in eastern China is reducing rainfall, increasing the risk of drought and threatening harvests. more...

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Sleeper bus

Keeping CO2 emissions low in China

Ewan Kingston

6th August, 2009

Ewan journeys south through China, lapping up culture and language, but all the while aware that any train he boards is likely to be effectively coal powered. Coach is it, then... more...
Wind turbines

Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
A rice field in Madagascar

Extent of agricultural land-grab revealed on new website

Eifion Rees

22nd June, 2009

With rich, resource-poor nations increasingly outsourcing their food production to less developed nations, a new website aims to expose the extent of the agricultural land-grab epidemic more...
Waterlogged rice paddies

Draining paddy fields could cut methane from rice production

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Chinese scientists have discovered that draining rice paddies just once every growing season may help reduce global methane emissions from the industry by almost a third more...
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Man's Industrial Progress

Phil Moore

25th September, 2008

One of Canada’s most well known photographers, Edward Burtynsky, has travelled the world documenting the link between nature and industry through his large-format photos of nature transformed through industry; the ‘manufactured landscapes’ of mines, dams, and factories. more...
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Tree Thieves

Steve Kemper

7th August, 2008

The environmental disaster that put paid to China's intensive logging spawned an illegal trade in timber that risks global erosion. In their rush to feed the dragon, loggers on both sides of the law can't see the trees for the wood, says Steve Kemper more...
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South China’s taste for wildlife

Walter Parham

2nd August, 2008

Consuming endangered wildlife is illegal in China, but it continues on a large scale in the country’s south. Walter Parham reports on a habit that locals just cannot kick – even after the SARS crisis.
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The Unwinking Gaze

Laura Sevier

1st July, 2008

Although the Dalai Lama says he is 80 per cent monk and 20 per cent politician, the focus of this documentary is largely political. more...
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Cancer-supporting nitrites - an all-too-familiar story

Oliver Tickell

9th June, 2008

Research from China suggests that even low levels of nitrites in drinking water can cause cancer. Why is the West ignoring the evidence? asks Oliver Tickell more...
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Manufactured Landscapes

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Ever wondered where computers go when they die? Or what the endless expanse of a Chinese factory floor actually looks like? This film is a meditation on the consumer world more...

Up the Yangtze

Sam Geall

11th April, 2008

A moving cinematic tale of life on Asia’s longest river raises questions about ecology, development and China’s future more...
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Energy leapfrogging in China and India

Joanna Lewis

28th March, 2008

Two firms in the wind power sector illustrate how companies in the developing world can take advantage of increasing access to technological know-how, while staying within the bounds of intellectual property law, says Joanna Lewis. more...
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When bad news is good news

Isabel Hilton

15th February, 2008

There were deaths, pollution and substandard goods, but last year’s slew of negative
publicity may have encouraged China to face up to its responsibilities, says Isabel Hilton
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