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China's energy-sector emissions still on the rise

15 Nov 19 - China’s energy-sector emissions are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal.

How can China tame e-commerce emissions?

30 Oct 19 - China is ground zero of the e-commerce boom, which is creating a growing mountain of waste and fuelling carbon emissions worldwide.

China’s tree-planting drive could backfire

27 Sep 19 - China has been warned that its tree-planting drive to hold back deserts could strain water resources.

UN confident China will raise climate ambition

12 Sep 19 - China is expected to come to the UN climate action summit with a more ambitious climate plan, a top UN official believes.

ELECTROCULTURE: How China is trying to spark up crop yields

30 Aug 19 - Across China, scientists are exposing lettuces and cucumbers to powerful electric fields in an attempt to make them grow faster.

How is China faring at sustainability reporting?

28 Aug 19 - More of China’s vast corporations are opening up about their impact on the environment. But how real are their claims?

Warming worsens China's pollution problems

16 Aug 19 - Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study shows.


China makes way for even more coal mines

12 Aug 19 - Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years.

China busily expanding its UN presence

8 Aug 19 - As the United States withdraws from the international arena, China is playing for dominance in United Nations spaces.

Can China electrify all new cars by 2030?

1 Aug 19 - Electric vehicles are taking off in China but a long road lies ahead before they displace conventional vehicles.

China likely to meet climate change goals early

31 Jul 19 - China appears to be on track to reach its carbon goals up to nine years earlier than planned under the Paris Agreement.

China succeeds in greening its economy

29 May 19 - From an appalling environmental scorecard 20 years ago, China has pioneered a “global green shift” towards renewable energy and recycling.

How China is redrawing the map of world science

7 May 19 - The Belt and Road Initiative, China’s mega-plan for global infrastructure, will transform the lives and work of tens of thousands of global researchers.

Coal deals go down at China’s ‘green’ summit

1 May 19 - Investment deals emerging from China’s belt and road summit show continued support for controversial coal projects, despite leaders’ green rhetoric.

China eyes nuclear fusion power by 2040

17 Apr 19 - China aims to complete and start generating power from an experimental nuclear fusion reactor by around 2040.

Chinese consumers ignore calls to eat less beef

5 Apr 19 - Despite increasing prices and evidence that too much beef is bad for health and the environment, the belief in China that eating red meat makes you strong persists and consumption is accelerating.

Can the world quench China’s thirst for milk?

1 Apr 19 - China’s leaders have championed milk as the emblem of a modern, affluent society – but their radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption will have a huge environmental cost.

China’s coal consumption on the rise

5 Mar 19 - China's use of coal increased again in 2018, raising questions about the Asian super power’s green energy transition.

China eyes solar power stations in space

25 Feb 19 - China wants to be the first country to launch power stations into space that capture the Sun’s energy and beam it back down to Earth.


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