Massive carbon emissions reduced biodiversity 300 million years ago: study

How might global warming put our planet in jeopardy in the near future? A research group examined the situation 300 million years ago and revealed a scenario with a significant drop in biodiversity. A recent study by a team of scientists from China, the United States and New Zealand published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that abrupt warming linked to massive carbon emission 304 million years ago caused an anoxic area extent equivalent to about 20 percent of the seafloor. The Late Paleozoic Ice Age ranging 360-280 million years ago is the longest-lived icehouse climate … Continue reading Massive carbon emissions reduced biodiversity 300 million years ago: study

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US solar industry in sudden crisis, as China accusations fly

By Nury Vittachi, Friday, 6 May 2022. THE US SOLAR POWER industry’s activities have ground to a sudden halt as the US Commerce Department started looking for possible China links. More than 300 large scale solar panel implementations across America have been frozen—and this includes some forest-sized projects. “Tens of billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of jobs are at risk,” the New York Times warned. The US will also fall further back on its environmental targets, too. The freeze risks US business relationships with other Asian nations and is causing outrage among green campaigners and the “renewable energy” … Continue reading US solar industry in sudden crisis, as China accusations fly

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China gives green light to 6 new nuclear power projects

Six reactors approved for launch in three cities to support clean energy transition With the future power supply growth coming mostly from nonfossil energy in China as the country is going through a green energy transition, nuclear power will be crucial for China to reach its carbon peak goal by 2030, said analysts. A nuclear power plant is being built in Haiyang, Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua] After years of preparations, comprehensive assessment and review, approval has been granted for projects of new nuclear power units identified in national plans in Sanmen, Zhejiang province, Haiyang, Shandong province, and Lufeng, Guangdong province, according to … Continue reading China gives green light to 6 new nuclear power projects

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Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

Hanoi’s new metro system opened to the public in January this year (2022). This is Vietnam’s first urban light rail, and was built by a Chinese company under contract. The metro project is part of the Vietnam Ministry of Transport’s master plan, which aims to reduce the use of private transport and enhance the urban environment. The metro is an efficient and convenient solution to reduce road traffic, and since it is subsidized by the Vietnamese government, it is also very affordable. The Hanoi metro is a good example of China-Vietnam cooperation: built by China Railway Sixth Group, its operation is … Continue reading Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

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Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

Newly discovered fungi in Southwest China are voracious eaters of plastic and rubber. Scientists hope they can provide better ways of recycling plastics. YUNNAN, Southwest China — If you’re looking for a new species of fungus, says Peter Mortimer, there … Continue reading Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

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Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

By Erik Solheim It’s time that China shared its successful nature conservation stories with the world. In the early days of China’s reform and opening-up in the 1980s and ’90s, China had much to learn from the rest of the … Continue reading Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

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China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

Environmental protection and economic growth in China are complementary Despite recent concerns caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and supply chain uncertainties, the ultimate path for China to ensure energy security is turning to renewable energy through energy structure adjustment, Zou Ji, President of Energy Foundation China, said at the 2022 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum on 17 April 2022. As China’s GDP per capita has reached around $12,000, climate change solutions and environmental protection have been crucial to supporting [economic] growth, he said in a panel at the annual forum. Green transformation and digitalization of traditional industries, especially the traditional … Continue reading China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

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China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

Cambodia and China have agreed to continue promoting Belt & Road cooperation to build more physical infrastructure in Cambodia. The remarks were made during a phone call between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 March, 2022. In the phone talk, the two sides appreciated the past cooperation in Belt & Road construction and urged more projects such as highways, airports and special economic zones. The two leaders also plan to expand cooperation in emerging fields such as finance and the digital economy, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua. President Xi Jinping said … Continue reading China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

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Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

GUANGZHOU — After operating steadily for three months, an offshore wind farm in Shantou City, south China’s Guangdong Province, generated over 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by March 29, according to the developer Datang Shantou New Energy Co., Ltd. The Shantou Datang Lemen I offshore wind power project, with 35 wind turbines, is located near the Lemen Islands in Nan’ao County. It is the first offshore wind power project in eastern Guangdong that has been put into operation. The total installed capacity of the project is 245,000 kilowatts, which is expected to generate 751 million kWh of electricity annually. … Continue reading Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

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China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

China has made progress on preparing a law dedicated to tackling climate change, a senior official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. Li Gao, director of the ministry’s Climate Change Department, added that the ministry will accelerate efforts to promote the legislative process, and incorporate mechanisms for dealing with the global climate crisis into other laws. Following a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the law was proposed in 2009 and included in the top legislature’s legislative agenda, Li said in an exclusive interview with China Daily. A group consisting of members from a … Continue reading China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

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Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

“The Belt and Road Initiative is a public road open to all, not a private path owned by one single party.” Chinese President Xi Jinping In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed building the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which involves a land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and a sea-based 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The BRI aims to build a trade, investment, and infrastructure network connecting Asia with other parts of the world along the ancient Silk Road trade routes and beyond. Entering its ninth year of solid progress, the BRI has grown into the world’s largest international cooperation … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia – Pathway to brighter future

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China wants a greener BRI

An interview with Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme The Belt & Road Initiative has been a resounding success in less than a decade, opening maritime and continental trade routes connecting China to the rest of the world. In this video GCGTN’s The Hub‘s host Wang Guan talks to Erik Solheim, president of the BRI Green Development Institute, and former under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, to look at the latest measures to … Continue reading China wants a greener BRI

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Rich countries must phase-out fossil fuels by 2034 to meet IPCC target

A new report titled Phaseout Pathways for Fossil Fuel Production, argues rich nations must phase out fossil fuels by 2034 if the world his to have any chance of keeping global warming to the 1.5 degrees centigrade Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change target. The Phaseout Pathways Report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in the U.K., points to the need to recognize the differentiated capacities for countries to act quickly to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester, notes: “Responding to the ongoing climate emergency requires a rapid shift away … Continue reading Rich countries must phase-out fossil fuels by 2034 to meet IPCC target

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Rest in Peace, Zheng Wentai: Ecological restorer dies in Hainan aged 77

Zheng Wentai transformed tens of thousands of acres of barren land into a green paradise in Xionglong, south China’s island province of Hainan. An overseas Chinese returnee who had dedicated his life to ecological restoration, Zheng Wentaidied at the age of 77 on Tuesday, 29 March 2022. Born in Indonesia in 1945, Zheng returned to China in 1964. He started his career in the early 1980s as a real estate developer after completing a university degree in architecture and design in Britain. He made a handsome fortune in real estate. A serious illness almost claimed his life in 1992. That made … Continue reading Rest in Peace, Zheng Wentai: Ecological restorer dies in Hainan aged 77

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China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

   As the world is grappling with climate change in consensus to move to green energy, China-Africa’s renewable energy cooperation is bearing fruits. In various parts of Africa, China-Africa cooperation brings in clean electricity to boost power supply. WIND FARMS UNINTERRUPTEDLY PROVIDE ELECTRICITY In De Aar, central South Africa, long and white blades on high towers were rotating like fans on top of the mountain. Companies formed by China’s Longyuan Power through its South African subsidiary Longyuan South Africa Renewables (Longyuan SA), which holds 60 percent of shares, and its South African partners including South African renewable energy developer Mulilo … Continue reading China-Africa cooperation supports Africa’s transition to green energy

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Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

On March 20, 2022, Tanzanian Minister for Foreign Affairs Liberata Mulamula paid a visit to China via video link, during which, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held video talks with her. The two sides agreed to deepen the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership and to further align the Belt and Road Initiative with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and expand bilateral cooperation in agriculture, trade, investment, infrastructure and other fields. Minister Mulamula said that Tanzania-China relations are at their best in history with fruitful results in practical cooperation in various fields. Tanzania is committed to making Tanzania-China relations a benchmark … Continue reading Tanzania-China relations ‘at best in history’ as BRI aligns with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025

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US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

The US is attempting to politicize ecological water issues in the Mekong River for the purpose of tarnishing China’s reputation via launching rhetoric battles has become more trendy. The Stimson Center, a US-backed think tank, again bashed China in February for allegedly “holding a massive amount of water” and “might need to be paid to release water for downstream communities afflicted by droughts,” marking the US’ latest efforts to sow discord in the area.  Misrepresentation and biased reports aimed at the dams China has built along the Mekong River have intensified. What’s behind it is a long-planned and extensive war … Continue reading US-led propaganda foments water conflict: Do “Chinese dams” threaten the Mekong River ?

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New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

A freight train left Guoyuan Port in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on Saturday for Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, marking the launch of a new freight train route between China and Vietnam. The route, part of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, is expected to further facilitate trade between western China and Southeast Asia. All the products loaded in the train – 43 containers of engines, tires, printing paper and others – were produced in Chongqing, with a total worth of more than $3.9 million. Previously, most of the goods from Chongqing and neighboring Sichuan Province to Vietnam were transported by water … Continue reading New freight train route: links Chongqing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

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Thousands of endangered Chinese sturgeon released into Yangtze

Agricultural authorities released 5,100 Chinese sturgeon into the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province, on Saturday to restore the fish’s population and improve the river’s ecosystem. Previous releases have also occurred, including in April 2021, when a total of 10,000 captive-bred Chinese sturgeon were released into the middle reaches of the Yangtze River to help restore the fish’s wild population. Yichang is located at the junction of the river’s upper and middle reaches, and an official with its forestry bureau said protective supervision will be stepped up for the next 30 days. The released sturgeon comprised 100 large specimens 95 … Continue reading Thousands of endangered Chinese sturgeon released into Yangtze

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Trends in China’s renewable electricity generation technology: an industry view

Note: This video is shared for its informational content. No promotions or representations for or on behalf of the company are intended. Mr. Luan Guangfu of Chint Solar Zhejiang Company Ltd (CHINT)** gave a speech at an international marketing forum about the current situation and future trends of China’s renewable electricity generation technology. CHINT Solar was contracted by the China-Central and Eastern Europe Investment Cooperation Fund (China-CEE Fund) to supply and install a 51.5 MW photovoltaic solar plant in Poland. China-CEE is the investment component of the 17+1 framework, a diplomatic initiative to enhance cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, … Continue reading Trends in China’s renewable electricity generation technology: an industry view

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China maps 2021-2035 plan on hydrogen energy development

Chinese authorities on Wednesday released a plan on the development of hydrogen energy for the 2021-2035 period as the country races toward its carbon peaking and neutrality goals. By 2025, China will put in place a relatively complete hydrogen energy industry development system, with the innovation capability significantly improved and the core technologies and manufacturing processes basically mastered, according to the plan jointly released by the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration. China is the largest producer of hydrogen in the world, producing approximately 25 million tons, (a quarter of the global total). Most of this … Continue reading China maps 2021-2035 plan on hydrogen energy development

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China to increase steel recycling 23% by 2025

China is the world’s top metals consumer. In 2021 China recycled 80 percent of the 600 million tons of all solid waste produced by its steel industry. In July 2021 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said China would raise the substitution rate of renewable resources to primary resources and enhance utilisation of low-grade ores, tailing dams and other resources. In 2020 China recycled around 260 million tonnes of scap steel, which replaced up to 410 million tonnes of 62% of its iron ore input, according to the NDRC. It has pledged by 2025 to increase steel scrap recycling … Continue reading China to increase steel recycling 23% by 2025

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Groundwater levels around Beijing rise 9.64 meters in 6 years

The ecological restoration of Beijing’s rivers and lakes, combined with efforts at water conservation, have resulted in a significant rise in the groundwater level, the Beijing Water Authority said Monday. As of 2021, the groundwater depth in the plain area of Beijing had risen by 9.64 meters over a six-year period, the authority said. Meanwhile, the over-exploitation area in the Chinese capital decreased by 82 percent compared with 2015. Pan Anjun, director of the authority, said that the city’s overall groundwater reserves in the plain areas have increased by 2.94 billion cubic meters since 2021. In previous years, Beijing suffered … Continue reading Groundwater levels around Beijing rise 9.64 meters in 6 years

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China’s High-Speed Rail Network: Unstoppable Growth

CHINA’s railway network now exceeds 150,000km following the opening of several new lines at the end of 2021, including various high-speed lines, taking the length of the high-speed network to more than 40,000km. Two-thirds of the total high speed rail network in the entire world is in China. According to China Railway (CR), China spent Yuan 748.9bn ($US 117.43bn) on investment in railway fixed assets in 2021, putting 4208km of new lines into operation, of which 2168km were high-speed lines. CR carried 1.37 billion passengers during the year.   China’s State Council released on 19 January 2022 the plan for rail … Continue reading China’s High-Speed Rail Network: Unstoppable Growth

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