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China plans emissions cuts
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China plans emissions cuts, public transport boost as smog lingers

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China plans cuts in major sources of air pollution including sulphur dioxide and will promote more public transport in large cities, the government said late on Thursday, as the country’s north grapples with a lingering smog crisis.

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People take photos near the Singapore Flyer observatory wheel shrouded by haze
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Paris climate target to cost Asia $300 billion a year, but will help save lies – research

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Developing economies in Asia will have to spend $300 billion a year until 2050 to meet targets set by the Paris climate deal, but can expect to save thousands of lives and avoid worsening poverty if they shift to low-carbon growth, research showed on Tuesday.

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Has Uber helped expose China's emissions?
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Has Uber helped expose China’s emissions?

A study into car emissions in the Chinese city of Chengdu – carried out using data from companies including Uber – suggests that current lab testing could be off by up to 6,500 metric tonnes per day.

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dust pollution in China
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Living in a dusty world: the terrible employment conditions of the stone workers in China

The terrible employment conditions of the stone workers in China. Hui’an, known as “stone town” in Fujian, is famous in China for the production of … Read more

China's Environmental Challenges
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China’s Environmental Challenges

China’s huge environmental challenges are significant for us all. They affect not only the health and well-being of China but the very future of the planet.

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Chinese industrial revolution
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Evolving of the Chinese Industrial Revolution

Extreme pollution conditions make China rethink its socio-economic political view.

Some thoughts on the topic by TestTube News. Air pollution has become a major issue in China, and poses a threat to Chinese public health. The immense growth of the People’s Republic of China since the 1980s has resulted in increased soil pollution.

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As China’s waste production increases, insufficient efforts to develop capable recycling systems have been attributed to a lack of environmental awareness. In 2011, China produced 2.3 million tons of electronic waste. In 1997, the World Bank issued a report targeting China’s policy towards industrial pollution. The report stated that “hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and incidents of serious respiratory illness have been caused by exposure to industrial air pollution. [Wikipedia]

Evolving of the Chinese Industrial Revolution

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Xiaolangdi Dam
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Amazing Flood pictures at Xiaolangdi Dam in China

Sand-washing operation conducted in China’s Xiaolangdi Reservior.

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Shocking investigation on the pollution caused by fashion industries

Environmental impact of the clothing industry – Our clothes, our jeans and underwear are produced by unsustainable methods. Greenpeace has produced a sensational report on the catastrophic effects of textile manufacturing in the Pearl River.

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