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China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China's new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world's biggest…

China to Build World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant

When China tries to tackle a problem, they often do it in the largest way possible. The latest example is the plan to…

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…

The Growing Ocean Plastic Crisis

Vast amounts of plastic are turning our oceans into a polluted, inhospitable mess, and without strong action by governments and companies, it could…

Activist Ai Weiwei Takes The Lego Group to School

While the Lego Group ultimately came to the right decision, the toy manufacturer learned a difficult lesson. Trying to control who buys your…

Is Charging for Clean Air the Next Thing on the Menu?

One restaurant in China has started a social media debate over clean air. When is it a human right? Hmmm ... Haven't we…

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…

China’s Hunger for Beef Launches First Large-Scale Cloning Facility

The opening of the world’s largest cloning facility for beef production raises a whole host of moral and ethical issues regarding food supply.

What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.

Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.

This is Why We Drill: Chinese Company Aims to Buy Texas Oilfields

Texas oil fields in have been targeted for purchase by the Chinese company Yantai Xinchao, complicating the argument for increasing U.S. crude oil…

China Announces It Will Launch Cap-and-Trade System

While visiting the U.S. last week and meeting with President Obama, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the country’s new cap-and-trade system. The system…

Air Pollution in China is Killing More Than a Million People a Year

Air pollution levels in China have reached catastrophic proportions. According to research newly published by Berkeley Earth, air pollution kills more than 4,000…

Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.
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