Can the US seriously blame China for climate change?

At UN COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, the U.S. attempted to displace blame onto China for climate change, which was caused disproportionately by the advanced capitalist powers. While the U.S. media often calls China the biggest carbon emitter, this tends … Continue reading Can the US seriously blame China for climate change?

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‘Heroes for the Wild’: China’s nature reserve rangers

China’s one million rangers provide crucial educational bridges between leaders and locals, protecting the country’s wildlife. “China is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world while it holds 1/5 of the world’s population. To better preserve its biodiversity and the fragile ecosystems against anthropocentric threats, China has established more than 11800 protected areas covering approximately 18% of its total land area, reaching the Aichi target 11 which aims to protect 17% of land area (Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, 2016). “ “Among different types of protected areas, nature reserves have been the strictest and most predominant … Continue reading ‘Heroes for the Wild’: China’s nature reserve rangers

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Rare Chinese mountain cat released back into the wild after toe amputation

The Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti), is under first-class national protection in China, and is endemic to China. It is listed as “vulnerable” by the IUCN Red List. Studies have shown that the species is rare and the distribution density is low, and ecological studies on their physiology, reproduction and feeding habits are scarce. A Chinese mountain cat known as “Huang Rong” was the first in the world to be successfully released back into the wild after toe amputation surgery. It was released into the Laohu Valley on Monday in Qilian Mountains National Park in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The … Continue reading Rare Chinese mountain cat released back into the wild after toe amputation

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What is the real story behing US 5G ?

America’s 5G band is part of US the military weapons and communication system. It seems that this will enable the US regime to control the “civilian” 5G system, access non-military communications data, and provide the ability to turn off 5G nation-wide at any time. In August 2020 the US government announced it would redeploy spectrum currently used by the military towards commercialised 5G networks.The US regime’s Department of Defense said it would ensure commercial use of this critically-needed mid-band spectrum “does not compromise military preparedness or national security.” The US military currently uses the mid-band spectrum for radar operations that … Continue reading What is the real story behing US 5G ?

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The pandemic’s true death toll is millions more than official counts: Nature

Countries have reported some five million COVID-19 deaths in two years, but global excess deaths are estimated to be double or even quadruple that figure (i.e. 12 million to 22 million). On 18 January 2022, the journal Nature published a news item examining the likely real death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature said: “On 1 November, the global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passed five million, official data suggested. It has now reached 5.5 million. But that figure is a significant underestimate. “ “Records of excess mortality — a metric that compares all deaths recorded with those expected … Continue reading The pandemic’s true death toll is millions more than official counts: Nature

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China announces plans for archaeological work in 14th Five-Year Plan period

China in 2022 will roll out and implement plans for archaeological work in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), said an official at a national conference held Monday. Li Qun, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, made the announcement at the conference, which was attended by heads of cultural heritage administrations across the country. The conference summarized some of the results of archaeological work in 2021. According to the conference, 1,388 archaeological projects were conducted in the country last year to protect historical remains involved in construction and development projects. In addition, the conference named several of the most … Continue reading China announces plans for archaeological work in 14th Five-Year Plan period

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China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System

On 4 January 2022 China’s CGTN media network posted a short video announcing that a team of Chinese scientists has arrived at the Zhongshan Station and the Great Wall Station to conduct the 38th expedition in Antarctica to carry out scientific research. The link to the CGTN video is: https://youtu.be/YESKwlAEOJA In this post we provide background information on China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System, of which China is a consultative party to the Treaty. We provide two back ground articles below. 1. CHINA’S ANTARCTIC PROGRAM On 20 November 1984 China dispatched its first Antarctic research expedition team, and … Continue reading China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System

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China No 1 publisher of net-zero emission studies

CHINA SURGES FORWARD IN RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH China has a clear lead in the publication of research over the past two decades related to the world’s climate goal of reaching net-zero emissions, a recent report has found. Its performance is also noteworthy in terms of patents that serve the goal. The conclusion was reached based on an analysis of over 1.6 million research publications between 2001 and 2020, as well as roughly 800,000 patents, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of clean energy research and innovation and the pathways toward a net-zero emissions future. Titled Pathways to Net … Continue reading China No 1 publisher of net-zero emission studies

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World ocean heat hits record high in 2021: study

Data collected for a study conducted by researchers from 14 institutes in China, the United States and Italy, published 11 January 2022 in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, has found that 2021 was the hottest for the world’s oceans in recorded human history. They researchers found that the upper 2,000 meters in all oceans last year absorbed a greater amount of heat than the previous record set just the year before, equal to 145 times world electricity generation in 2020. Since more than 90 percent of the excess heat due to global warming is absorbed by the oceans, ocean … Continue reading World ocean heat hits record high in 2021: study

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Chinese mathematicians model effects of toxicants on ecology of polluted rivers

Two Chinese applied mathematicians have developed a spatio-temporal model to help determine criteria for water quality necessary to maintain a healthy aquatic ecology. The model could offer the basis for effective decision-making tools for water and environment managers, and help develop future policy guidelines surrounding specific target species and toxicants. When designing environmental policies to limit the damage of river pollution, it is paramount to assess the specific risks that particular pollutants pose to different species. However, rigorously testing the effects of toxicants—like insecticides, plastic debris, pathogens, and chemicals—on entire groups of organisms without severely damaging their whole ecosystems is simply not … Continue reading Chinese mathematicians model effects of toxicants on ecology of polluted rivers

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Eighty seven percent of overseas coal power financed by G7 and other advanced economies

A recent Boston University study published in July 2021 found that Japanese, Korean and Western financiers bankroll 87 % of overseas coal power plants globally, contrary to the misconception that most new funding comes from public financing entities in China. In fact, before China banned any new funding of overseas coal projects, China accounted for only 13 % of financing for overseas coal power projects. The private sector from the G7 and other advanced economies make up the majority of overseas coal finance in the world economy. Rather than pointing fingers, the G7 should work with the G20 (including China) and other forums … Continue reading Eighty seven percent of overseas coal power financed by G7 and other advanced economies

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Nature: recent scientific reports on climate change – Editor’s choice

Nature has prepared a package of 19 recent scientific reports on key aspects of climate change. “Climate change refers to a statistically defined change in the average and/or variability of the climate system; this includes the atmosphere, the 7 cycle, the land surface, ice and the living components of Earth. The definition does not usually require the causes of change to be attributed, for example to human activity, but there are exceptions.” Nature See below to link to the articles SOURCE: Nature, 25 Nov 2021 https://www.nature.com/collections/xstcgsgkmd?utm_source=facebook_ads&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=APSR_41598_AWA1_GL_PHSS_EDCOL_EC_Climate&fbclid=IwAR1d0qEVQz1yDCUdVjtCGIbQJ8i5QUyS_sZS7FrF7G6_uTOl5J4a_vDIy24 Continue reading Nature: recent scientific reports on climate change – Editor’s choice

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China to become the world leader in safe nuclear power

China connected its first small modular nuclear reactor to its power grid, making it the first country in the world to draw power from such a machine, a report from Bloomberg reveals. China Huaneng Group Co.‘s 200-megawatt unit 1 reactor at Shidao Bay is connected to the grid in the Shandong province. The company is also developing a second reactor, which is scheduled to go into full operation next year following tests. The 200-megawatt small modular reactor (SMR) is roughly a fifth of the size of China’s first proprietary reactor design, called Hualong One. Its small size allows for greater scalability as well … Continue reading China to become the world leader in safe nuclear power

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China’s first high-level radioactive waste glass curing facility in operation

China’s first facility for immobilizing high-level radioactive waste in glass went into operation in the city of Guangyuan, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, on September 11, 2021. This has made China one of few countries to master this technology and is of landmark significance for the green development of China’s nuclear industry. This is a landmark project at the back end of China’s nuclear industry chain. The China Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) announced that China’s first high-level radioactive waste liquid glass curing facility was officially in operation. The operation marks a breakthrough in China’s treatment capacity for high-level radioactive waste liquids. China has … Continue reading China’s first high-level radioactive waste glass curing facility in operation

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China building Cuba’s largest wind farm – country moves towards renewable energy

La Herradura Wind Farm Project is the largest wind power project in Cuba, supplied and constructed by Chinese firms. This investment forms part of Cuba’s goal of sourcing 24% of its total energy supply from renewables by 2030. Herradura 1 will supply 51 MW, Herradura 2 supplying a further 50 MW. Herrandura 1 is being built by Chinese firm Goldwind, and Herrandura 2 will be built by Chinese firm Dongfang. *********** Facing the challenges of an aging energy infrastructure, Cuba is looking to new energy sources with help from the Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen its power production capacity … Continue reading China building Cuba’s largest wind farm – country moves towards renewable energy

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China’s progress towards building “zero-waste cities”

China has seen significant progress in promoting pilot projects that transform urban areas into “zero-waste cities” under the Chinese government’s green development plan to minimize solid waste generation and maximize waste recycling in urban areas. A pilot city in the “zero-waste city” project, Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province has actively explored a new path of “waste treatment” and achieved substantial success. Residents can have coffee, watch exhibitions and learn about the cutting-edge garbage disposal technology at the waste incineration power plant in the Yantian Energy Ecological Park in the city. The refuse disposal plant can handle more than 500 … Continue reading China’s progress towards building “zero-waste cities”

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China puts pioneering ‘pebble bed’ nuclear reactor into operation

The state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on December 20, 2021 that at the Shidaowan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Shandong province of east China, the world’s first High Temperature gas cooled Reactor of Pebble bed Module (HTR-PM) is now connected to the grid. It is … Continue reading China puts pioneering ‘pebble bed’ nuclear reactor into operation

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Green Development: Singapore and China sign bilateral cooperation agreements

Singapore and China reached 14 deals at Wednesday’s (Dec 29) Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation meeting, the biggest haul in recent years from this high-level platform set up in 2004. Among them are these agreements: Urban governance Singapore’s Ministry of National Development (MND) and China’s state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue sharing knowledge and experience on urban governance, planning and management. There will be visiting fellowship programmes for senior officials and promising young officials, study visits, joint research and publications and platforms to exchange knowledge. Another similar MOU was inked … Continue reading Green Development: Singapore and China sign bilateral cooperation agreements

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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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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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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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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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