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07.23.2014

Moving a Mountain, of Trash

chinadialogue

On July 1, tough new standards for pollution from waste incinerators came into effect.

Environment

07.17.2014

The Legacy of Hunan’s Polluted Soils

chinadialogue

This is the second of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environmen

Environment

07.17.2014

China Faces Long Battle to Clean Polluted Soil

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This is the third of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment

Books

07.15.2014

The Forbidden Game

Dan Washburn

In China, just because something is banned, doesn’t mean it can’t boom. Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, still known as the “rich man’s game” and considered taboo.

Environment

07.10.2014

U.S.-China Climate Cooperation More Crucial Than Ever

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As the governments of the United States and China meet in Beijing this week for the Sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), one area w

Environment

07.03.2014

The Victims of China’s Soil Pollution Crisis

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This is the first of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360, w

Environment

06.27.2014

Germany’s Renewables Paradox a Warning Sign for China

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From the hay field behind his house, Gunter Jurischka points out the solar panels glittering from the town’s rooftops and the towering wind turbines spinning lazily on the horizon.

Environment

06.19.2014

What China Should Say at the U.N. Climate Change Summit

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With a little more than 100 days to go, countries are gearing up for Ban Ki-moon’s New York climate summit, the first climate convention of world leaders since Cop

Environment

06.12.2014

The Dead Swans of Dongting Lake

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I’ve lost track of how many nights I spent traveling to Dongting Lake, a large, shallow lake in Hunan province, central China, famed for being the origin of dragon-boat racing.

Sinica Podcast

06.06.2014

Rice, Wheat, and Air Filters

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser

This week on Sinica, we're delighted to be joined by Thomas Talhelm, Ph.D.

Video

05.28.2014

Staying Afloat

Lynn Zhang, Shirley Han Ying

If you drive south from Beijing on the highways that cut across the North China Plain, some of the first things you notice are the invisible rivers.

Environment

05.23.2014

Killing Pika Won’t Save Tibetan Grasslands

chinadialogue

A pest extermination campaign is under way on western China’s Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

Books

05.22.2014

Age of Ambition

Evan Osnos

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation.

Environment

05.21.2014

Infographic: China’s Pig Footprint

chinadialogue

Meat invariably means pig in China, with pork accounting for 65% of the meat consumed in the country.

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