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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...
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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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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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A Turning Point for China?

Tang Hao

24th January, 2008

The halting of a controversial petrochemical project in south China was a victory for people power, writes China Dialogue's Tang Hao. Now the country should consider the reforms it needs to enshrine public participation in law. more...
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Chinese children suffering more birth defects

News

30th October, 2007

Nearly 40 per cent more Chinese children are being born with birth defects than in 2001, a new report by the World Health Organisation has shown. more...
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Biofuels drive could cause more harm than good

News

8th October, 2007

China has announced a major drive towards the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel - just as another report pours more water on the idea that biofuels will end the energy crisis. more...
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750,000 a year killed by Chinese pollution

News

3rd July, 2007

In a damning cover up the Chinese government has used its involvement in a World Bank report on the environment to conceal results that show around three quarters of a million people in the country die prematurely each year due to pollution. more...
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China building 2 power stations a week

News

20th June, 2007

One of global warming's most famous statistics has now doubled. more...

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