China

Pollution in China: Man-made and visible from space

Pollution in China: Man-made and visible from space
Show

 “PM2.5” seems an odd and wonky term for the blogosphere to take up, but that is precisely what has happened in China in recent weeks. It refers to the smallest solid particles in the atmosphere—those less than 2.5 microns across. Such dust can get deep into people’s lungs; far deeper than that rated as PM10. Yet until recently China’s authorities have revealed measurements only for PM10. When people realised this, an online revolt broke out. Such was the public pressure that authorities caved in, and PM2.5 data are now being published for Beijing and a handful of other cities.
... Read more about Pollution in China: Man-made and visible from space

Level: 

Year: 

Category: 

Geographic Area: 

Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?

Author: 

david biello
Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?
Show
The world has never seen anything like China’s dizzying urbanization boom, which has taken a heavy environmental toll. But efforts are now underway to start using principles of green design and smart growth to guide the nation’s future development.

Coal money, generated by one of the world’s largest open-pit mines, has built a new Ordos, a municipality in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia. ... Read more about Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?

Year: 

Category: 

Geographic Area: 

Level: 

South Asian power transmission link in the works

Show

Islamabad(SANA)Electricity trading with Pakistan is part of a larger plan of a South Asian transmission link, which will help countries in the sub-continent harness energy potential of the region.
India plans to sell 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Pakistan, which will help the country reduce its chronic power shortage, according to Calcutta-based newspaper The Telegraph.

Officials of the two countries are scheduled to meet next month to finalise the issues of tariff and grid connectivity. ... Read more about South Asian power transmission link in the works

Year: 

Category: 

Story category: 

Level: 

Geographic Area: 

Al Gore: clear proof that climate change causes extreme weather

Author: 

Severin Carrell
Al Gore: clear proof that climate change causes extreme weather
Show

Former US vice president tells Scottish green conference that evidence from floods in Pakistan and China is compelling

Al Gore has warned that there is now clear proof that climate change is directly responsible for the extreme and devastating floods, storms and droughts that displaced millions of people this year. ... Read more about Al Gore: clear proof that climate change causes extreme weather

Level: 

Story category: 

Year: 

Category: 

Geographic Area: 

Pages