China’s Environmental Ministry requires local authorities to stop haphazard ‘smokestack projects’ – down by 30% in 2021

The number of smokestack projects approved by government is expected to have declined this year as China forges ahead with its ambitious climate goals, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on 23 Decxember 2021. The number of such projects … Continue reading China’s Environmental Ministry requires local authorities to stop haphazard ‘smokestack projects’ – down by 30% in 2021

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China: understanding the New Development Stage, applying the New Development Philosophy, and creating a New Development Dynamic

XI JINPING English Edition of Qiushi Journal, 2021-07-08 Since the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in October 2020, all regions and departments have yielded positive results from their hard work … Continue reading China: understanding the New Development Stage, applying the New Development Philosophy, and creating a New Development Dynamic

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Protect or hunt? Environmental management of wild boars in China

Crop-eating wild boars have been a headache for local villagers for years in Tongjiang, a mountainous county nestled in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. “If they don’t come tonight, they will come tomorrow night, or the day after tomorrow. They will … Continue reading Protect or hunt? Environmental management of wild boars in China

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US climate commitments in chaos – is Biden’s “Build Back Better” policy dead?

At the Glasgow climate meeting in November 2021, US President Biden was keen to promote the US “commitment” to the Paris Agreement (which the US regime had only recently “rejoined”) aimed at preventing some of the worst effects of global … Continue reading US climate commitments in chaos – is Biden’s “Build Back Better” policy dead?

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The changing energy mix in our time – replacing fossil fuels with solar

China has the largest solar production capacity in the world. How did Chinese companies achieve this No.1 position and what are the changes solar power is bringing to our lives? In the attached Green Front Video, Kate Kui interviewes Li … Continue reading The changing energy mix in our time – replacing fossil fuels with solar

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Shanghai’s ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’ to open along creek

A new landmark shopping complex along the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, dubbed the city’s Hanging Gardens of Babylon, will open on Wednesday. The initial phase of the “Tian An 1000 Trees” project will include restaurants, museums, art galleries and entertainment sites, along with the city’s earliest industrial heritages. Residents and tourists have been intrigued by the structure’s unconventional appearance during its eight years of development, with trees planted on its pillars and balconies. There will be up to 1,000 pillars with a tree on top of each, giving the structure a hill-like appearance. An automated watering system has been buried … Continue reading Shanghai’s ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’ to open along creek

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To achieve carbon neutrality, Chinese scientists in action

China’s emission control efforts will test and develop a series of scientific conclusions, methods and technological innovations. Many Chinese researchers are now engaged in the carbon emission-related studies. On Dec. 3, 2021 Lanzhou University, based in northwest China’s Gansu Province, jointly established an institute with LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. to build a research and development platform of clean energy technology, equipment and material. Gansu, with broad Gobi and desert areas, has abundant wind, light and heat resources which can be efficiently utilized to better serve the country’s carbon reduction goal. Previously, the researchers from Lanzhou University have made … Continue reading To achieve carbon neutrality, Chinese scientists in action

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China’s top legislature deliberates on law for improved conservation of Yellow River

On 1 March 2021, China brought into effect a law to protect the Yangtze River, the country’s longest river. Now, a new draft law on the protection of the Yellow River, the “mother river” of the Chinese nation, has submitted to the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee for deliberation on 20 Dec 2021. The draft law proposes multiple measures, including the launch of a fishing ban in key waters of the Yellow River Basin and the establishment of nature reserve areas, to restore the river’s ecological environment. Relevant departments of the State Council shall carry out … Continue reading China’s top legislature deliberates on law for improved conservation of Yellow River

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First digital mobile supervision station launched to protect ecology of Qinling Mountains

Shared by China-Environment-News.com on FacebookLink to full text of original item at end of this article. Link to full text of original item & VIDEO: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-12-19/Digital-woodpecker-to-protect-ecology-of-Qinling-Mountains-167snPqCCvm/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3dQg61q2X-zk2ok5NJ3oTkhXzajnyyJvAA8O7F47WbGGES0Ndgii9Nwf4 Continue reading First digital mobile supervision station launched to protect ecology of Qinling Mountains

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Chinese-built hydropower station in Zambia turns on 1st generator

The first generator for the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station, an infrastructure project in Zambia which was built by Chinese companies, has been put into operation in August 2021. As the largest single building infrastructure project and the largest hydropower … Continue reading Chinese-built hydropower station in Zambia turns on 1st generator

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Zambia call for close cooperation with China on capacity building for green economy

The Zambian Minister for Green Economy and Environment, Hon. Eng. Collins Nzovu, MP, has called for close bilateral relations between Zambia and China in the areas of forestry development and management, green economy and climate change, meteorological and weather services, … Continue reading Zambia call for close cooperation with China on capacity building for green economy

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China and Nigeria to form partnership to bring renewable energy to rural parts of Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China on renewable clean energy. The project will boost electricity supply to rural parts of Nigeria. China has also donated rural solar … Continue reading China and Nigeria to form partnership to bring renewable energy to rural parts of Nigeria

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Richard Lewontin, eco-socialism, evolutionary biology and Marxism

Originally published by: Science for the People by Professor Erik Svensson, November 3, 2021. https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org/lewontin-special-issue/richard-lewontin-dialectical-materialism-the-relationship-between-evolutionary-biology-and-marxism/ On July 4, 2021, the great population geneticist and evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin passed away at the age of 92. Lewontin left a strong political legacy in the … Continue reading Richard Lewontin, eco-socialism, evolutionary biology and Marxism

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Mercury contamination reaches deepest parts of ocean: Chinese study

Chinese researchers and collaborators recently found that hadal trenches, the deepest parts of an ocean, receive a large amount of mercury. The study, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by a research team led by Xu Yunping, with Shanghai Ocean University and its international collaborators. Through the full-ocean-depth lander, self-developed by the Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, researchers collected sediment samples from hadal zones, that can have depths of 6,000 to 11,000 meters, including the Mariana Trench, and found that even the world’s deepest ocean realm is … Continue reading Mercury contamination reaches deepest parts of ocean: Chinese study

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Chinese researchers set up global database of soil seed banks

Chinese researchers have compiled and analyzed a database to characterize global determinants and patterns of soil seed banks. Soil seed banks, which include all viable seeds on or in the soil, represent a critical but hidden stock for potential future plant diversity on Earth. They are vital for the long-term survival of individual plant species and the diversity and dynamics of plant communities. In the dataset established by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 15,698 records of species diversity and density for soil seed banks in natural plant communities worldwide have been compiled. Random forest models showed that … Continue reading Chinese researchers set up global database of soil seed banks

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China industrializes biological humus to improve soil quality

A type of biological humic acid, featuring high purity and high activity, extracted from agricultural and forestry waste has been industrialized and used for soil restoration in China. A large amount of agricultural and forestry wastes are burned in the open air due to the lack of large-scale high-value utilization, resulting in environmental pollution and resource wastage. Humic acid is an internationally recognized green and effective environmental material for soil restoration that is in urgent need. Industrialization of rapid pyrolysis of humic acid has stably served the bulk and high-value utilization of agricultural and forestry wastes since 2012, said Tian … Continue reading China industrializes biological humus to improve soil quality

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China light-splitting greenhouse also generates solar power to run the greenhouse’s operation

Chinese researchers have developed a new type of light-splitting greenhouse roof that can allow visible light to enter while converting near-infrared light into electricity. A group of researchers from the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, developed this new greenhouse covering structure based on the solar spectral splitting utilization, according to China Science Daily. Visible light, with a wavelength from 400 nanometers (nm) to 780 nm, is critical for driving the photosynthesis process of greenhouse plants, but near-infrared light, with a wavelength from 780 nm to 2,500 nm, has little … Continue reading China light-splitting greenhouse also generates solar power to run the greenhouse’s operation

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From ending deforestation in China, to ending it everywhere

Experts argue China can build on protections for its own forests and expand due diligence to cover overseas products. [This article is republished in full from China Dialogue under a Creative Commons licence] Last month, the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow gave new impetus to forest conservation worldwide. Signatories to the Glasgow declaration on forest and land use committed to “halt and reverse” forest loss and land degradation by 2030, while at the same time “delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation.” The 141 countries that signed up contain 90% of global forest coverage. Phasing out coal has received most … Continue reading From ending deforestation in China, to ending it everywhere

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China boosts battery recycling amid decommissioning surge

China is seeking to boost the battery recycling sector to cope with the rise in decommissioning of aging batteries from new-energy vehicles (NEV), which have grown in popularity in recent years. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said it will issue a new regulation to clarify the supervisory responsibilities of national and local departments, along with the requirements for battery recycling, according to Science and Technology Daily. The latest data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed that the cumulative NEV sales volume in China in the first 11 months this year is close to 3 million, … Continue reading China boosts battery recycling amid decommissioning surge

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China, ASEAN to share new opportunities with RCEP in effect: experts

ASEAN and China share common development goals and face common challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, thus the two sides need closer ties to ensure the stability of supply and production chains to adapt to changes in the regional and international environments. (Dang Xuan Thanh, vice president, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) Experts call on China and ASEAN to strengthen cooperation to better make use of the opportunities brought by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The 13th China-ASEAN Think Tank Strategic Dialogue Forum was held on Wednesday in Nanning, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with … Continue reading China, ASEAN to share new opportunities with RCEP in effect: experts

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Uganda’s Entebbe-Kampala Expressway – BRI project connects major cities and international airport

Tourists and visitors traveling through Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport can save time between their destinations thanks to the 51-kilometer Kampala-Entebbe Expressway that was constructed by Chinese contractors. The recently commissioned Entebbe-Kampala Expressway gives the travel manager easy access to his destination as the expressway stretches from the outskirts of the capital and leads to the main airport, cutting a 2-hour-long journey to only around 30 minutes. Entebbe airport is Uganda’s major international airport and serves as the main entry point into the country. A tour and travel manager David Mulindwa drives over 30 kilometers to get to the country’s principal … Continue reading Uganda’s Entebbe-Kampala Expressway – BRI project connects major cities and international airport

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“Ecological Bank” brings benefits to Chinese farmers – opens another door for green funding

Liangshan Bank Thanks to the local “Liangshan Bank,” green resources that were once deemed useless by farmers are now assets. The name “Liangshan Bank,” or “the bank of two mountains,” came from the “two mountains” concept of Chinese leadership, according to which “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.” Apart from being a traditional lender, Liangshan Bank acts as a platform to integrate green resources and transform them into assets with development value. The Liangshan Bank acts as a platform for integrating the management rights of green resources to make better use of them. Those who have deposited resources … Continue reading “Ecological Bank” brings benefits to Chinese farmers – opens another door for green funding

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