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Rare Siberian tiger released by Putin strays into China

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:27AM UTC Vladimir Putin rides a horse while traveling in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger.

Asia, biodiversity and urbanization: Perspectives on the Living Planet report

By Tue, Oct 07, 2014 12:00PM UTC Projects like China's Three Gorges Dam threaten river biodiversity. Pic: Michael Gwyther-Jones (Flickr CC)

According to a recent report by the WWF, the Earth has lost more than half of its vertebrate wildlife over 40 years. One week ago, the organization’s Living Planet Report 2014 released the findings that between 1970 and 2010, 52% of the world’s population of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and

China’s new pollution rules will have global impact

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:00AM UTC Shanghai smog. Pic: Leo Fung (Flickr CC)

Operating a global system makes everything a global issue. Case in point: pollution-fighting measures in China are shaking up global coal markets. Recent legislation will ban the burning of the dirtiest coal in China’s urban areas, effectively limiting imports on coal that contains high levels of ash and sulfur starting

Top polluter China makes its case at UN climate summit

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 6:01AM UTC Vice Premier Zhang Gaoni, of China, addresses the United Nations Climate Summit, at U.N. headquarters. Pic: AP.

With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s absence looming large at the UN Climate Summit held in New York last week, showing Beijing’s commitment to global environment fell on China’s Vice Premier and, for the occasion, special envoy.

Asia, population growth and climate change

By Wed, Sep 24, 2014 6:00AM UTC China is the world's leading emitter of CO2. Pic:  Jonathan Kos-Read (Flickr CC)

This week people around the world have been marching in support of action on climate change. On Sunday an estimated half a million gathered in Australia, the UK, India, Brazil and elsewhere to put pressure on world leaders ahead of the climate summit in New York City, a city where over

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