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Linfen in 2007, pic:  sheilaz413 (Flickr CC)

More on China’s environmental future

By Mon, Nov 12, 2012 6:00AM UTC 1 Comment Linfen in 2007, pic:  sheilaz413 (Flickr CC)

China’s new development policy sounds a bit like a macrocosm of their manufacturing industry: it’s growing and producing higher quality products. Sure, it still churns out inexplicably cheap goods of little to no quality, but then there’s that iPhone that’s taken over your life. [I say “inexplicably”, but we can more or less blame incredibly...

China’s dams threaten unique river species

By Wed, May 16, 2012 9:04AM UTC Comments Off Three Gorges Dam, pic: Harvey Barrison (Flickr CC)

THE Yangtze River is still home to some amazing marine life, but projects like the construction of the Xiaonanhai Dam, the latest in a series of 12 dams constructed by the Three Gorges Corporation, may spell the end for several rare species. Environmental groups, including China’s Friends of Nature (FON), believe that the Xiaonanhai Dam...