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Tibetan plateau

The global cost of China's destruction of the 'roof of the world'

Sylvia Downes

11th May, 2012

China's least talked about crime against Tibet is the damage to the Tibetan plateau: dams, deforestation, mining, poaching and the dumping of nuclear waste. And it is impacting on all of us more...
Lui Jianquiang

Liu Jianqiang: fighting for environmental justice in China

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2012

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism in China more...
The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa

Mark Newton

9th May, 2012

From slave labour to armed conflict, our thirst for natural resources has created serious problems for Africa. Pádraig Carmody’s latest book attempts to unravel the moral morass, says Mark Newton more...
Coal mining in China

Coal power: miners pay in blood for China's economic miracle

Richard Schiffman

17th January, 2012

A new film, To the Light, exposes the cost in human health and lives of China's coal-fired power boom more...
Fast Forward

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming

Mark Newton

20th October

Their grasp of science can’t be faulted but William Antholis and Strobe Talbott need to offer solutions too, says Mark Newton more...
China

China exports its environmental problems as consumer culture booms

Gervase Poulden

6th September, 2011

China is attempting to pursue the same impossible path as the rest of the world: generating consumer demand and wealth without destroying its natural resources and the planet more...
Ivory Smuggling China

Illegal ivory openly on sale in Chinese cities

Rosie Spinks

17th August, 2011

Activists question allowing China to participate in ivory trade, with estimates that as much as 90 per cent of retail items in the country are illegal more...
Image of heart

Can we cut cancer and heart disease rates just by going vegan?

Matilda Lee

17th May, 2011

We've heard about the environmental and animal welfare problems with meat consumption. Now a new film, Planeat, presents a convincing health case to re-examine our love affair with meat and dairy, reports Matilda Lee more...
Apple iPhone

Apple: the hidden costs of your iPad and iPhone

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2011

It may have billion-pound profits and gushing praise for technological innovation but Apple is increasingly in the spotlight over its labour rights and environmental record. Eifion Rees reports on the 'sweatshop brand' more...
Lester Brown

How do you feed eight billion people in a water-scarce world?

Lester Brown

15th February, 2011

In an exclusive extract from his new book, World on the Edge, Lester Brown outlines fresh ways of thinking about water and land use in order to sustain the world's growing population more...

Warriors of Qiugang: how one Chinese 'cancer village' rose up

The Ecologist

January 31st,2011

Watch the trailer for the Oscar-nominated film documenting how Chinese villagers challenged a powerful chemical company over pesticides and dye-factory pollution more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

China counts £130bn cost of economic growth in ecological damage

Jonathan Watts, Guardian Asia environment correspondent

29th December, 2010

Cost of pollution, deteriorating soil and other impacts surged to 1.3tr yuan in 2008 - equivalent to 3.9 per cent of country's GDP - as officials warn of threats to ecology, food safety and flood control more...

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China e-waste map

Low-cost e-waste recycling in China releasing catalogue of pollutants

Ecologist

3rd September, 2010

The world's growing waste mountain of mobile phones, computers and other electronic goods is being illegally recycled in unregulated and primitive conditions in China and causing significant toxic pollution more...
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...
cop15

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...
cop15

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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