Are Beijing’s environmental plans going up in smoke?
05:30 08.11.2018

Are Beijing’s environmental plans going up in smoke?

At the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health which took place earlier in November, one thing was made very clear: with some 7 million deaths attributable to air pollution each year, there is an urgent need to scale up government responses to this ever-pressing environmental and public health challenge.
13:22 07.11.2018

Being in China proves UK isn’t that bad

Sky Views writes how pollution in China is much more prominent than in London. It concludes that due to the government’s obsession with economic growth, this is at the price of the poor air quality which covers the whole country, damaging the lungs of all the civilians across the country.
Source: Sky News
12:05 04.11.2018

Beijing’s air pollution is changing, new research shows

Research shows that the composition of air pollution in Beijing is changing, with potentially harmful pollutants, known as nitrates, emitted by cars and factories, now the main component of the tiny atmospheric particulate matter known as PM2.5 in some parts of Beijing. About 2 million people in mainland China die every year from ailments linked to air pollution, the WHO said.
Source: South China Morning Post
05:30 02.11.2018

The Dirty Legacy of China’s and India’s Growth

Katowice is ramping up to host this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (or COP24) in early December – but it will be the Chinese delegation and not the bustling Polish city that will be the centre of global attention.
Source: Blomberg
13:00 01.11.2018

Nearly half of world’s coal plants run at a loss, study finds

This article explains how many of the world’s coal power stations are running at a loss, adding fuel to the argument of Climate experts that coal power must be retired over the next ten years to avoid a disastrous global warming. Analysis suggests that China, the world’s biggest burner of coal, could save £304bn by shutting its plants in line with the Paris climate agreement.
Source: The Independent
12:56 01.11.2018

Concept of ‘Deep Farms’ Underneath Cities Imagined

A new idea to take food production underground through the creation of ‘deep farms’ is being promoted by a group of academics as an alternative to large scale crop production, as a possible way to reduce transportation costs and CO2 emissions. According to the academics, existing agricultural methods are flawed because crops can take up harmful materials from water and lands that are heavily polluted. China is cited as an example, as one fifth of arable land in the country contains higher levels of toxins than government standards, and 14% of domestic grain contains heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.
Source: Environment Times