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March 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Winter Pollution


Beijing’s first two “red alerts” for pollution highlight the city’s infamous winter smog, which is mainly caused by indoor heating and vehicle exhaust fumes, neither of which can be mitigated in the short term

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March 2016 Issue | by DAI Min | Biodiversity Decline

Saving Species

A new WWF report has detailed the massive decline in China’s wild animal populations over the past 40 years, a problem scientists, government officials and local communities are now working to reverse

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December 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | Carbon Trading


Regarded as one of China’s major initiatives to combat climate change, the plan to implement a national carbon trading scheme by 2017 is still facing a lot of uncertainty

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November 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | Tianjin Blast

When The Smoke Clears

After the August 12 chemical blast in Tianjin shook the nation, both local and national environmental protection departments rushed to contain its ecological impact. Yet addressing the extent of the devastation and managing the long-term environmental effects remains a huge challenge

April 2015 Issue | by Fu Yao, Li Jia | Exported Waste


The West’s waste and its impact on Chinese lives and the environment are placed under the microscope in a provocative new documentary

March 2015 Issue | by Ma Jun | Environment


Given that China’s smog is largely caused by the country’s coal-fired, road-bound heavy industry, industrial restructuring is essential in the fight against pollution

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March 2015 Issue | by News China Magazine | Environment


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January 2015 Issue | by Fu Yao | Incineration Plants

Trash Talk

The Beijing government is relaunching a garbage incinerator project which was suspended five years ago due to neighborhood protests. Why are the authorities determined to see this unpopular project realized?

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November 2014 Issue | by Wang Yan | Detoxification

Soil Justice

While the government has rolled out nationwide measures to cure China’s toxic soil problem, prevention efforts remain bogged down

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June 2014 Issue | by Li Jia | Carbon Market


China has created the world’s second largest carbon market and granted subsidies to renewable energy initiatives. Will putting a price on pollution prove a breath of fresh air?

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April 2014 Issue | by Yang Min | Anti-desertification NGO


The Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE), founded by nearly 100 Chinese entrepreneurs, is now one of China’s largest anti-desertification NGOs

March 2014 Issue | by Wang Yan, Xu Tian | Finless Porpoise

Only One Chance

Scientists and conservationists continue to struggle to save the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise

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