Mission Impossible: China’s South-North Water Transfer Project

Introduction by Kelvin Kwok Freshwater is an important resource in many countries especially developing ones, and many people in these regions do not really have access to it in daily life. Unfortunately, this issue tends to receive much less attention compared to, say, air pollution, partly because it seems less relevant to the buzzwords like global [...]

China’s Covid-19 vaccines are a global public good

In the fight against the coronavirus, vaccines should always be the top priority. Over the past couple of months, China has committed itself to promoting a fair and reasonable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. Since President Xi Jinping announced making China's COVID-19 vaccines a public good at the 73rd session of the World [...]

French Mathematician Laurent Lafforgue joins Huawei team

Laurent Lafforgue, a famous French mathematician and winner of the mathematics Fields Medal has joined the Huawei team, making it stronger in terms of research. In recent years, Lafforgue’s work on topos theory has led him to develop a collaboration with the research teams of Huawei France. The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) is an advanced research institute in [...]

Joint statement of China and Russia on strengthening the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons

CHINA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC | Global Times, October 08, 2021 The Russian Federation and China reaffirm their conviction that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is essential as a pillar of the international peace and [...]

Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth: China in Action- Position Paper of the People’s Republic of China for the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

China supports the United Nations in holding the Biodiversity Summit and lauds the UN efforts and contributions in advancing global environmental governance. Against the backdrop of accelerated global biodiversity loss and the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of the economy and society, it is imperative that all parties work together to address the serious [...]

Ocean warming and permanent heatwaves: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (PART 3)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but stressed [...]

Running low on Oxygen: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (Part 2)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Corrosive Seas: Global oceans ‘deadly trio’ (Part 1)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists who explained climate change

Earth’s climate is a vastly complex system on a grand scale. On a microscopic level, so is the complicated physics of atoms and molecules found within materials. The 2021 Nobel Prize in physics knits together the work of three scientists who illuminated such intricate physical systems by harnessing basic tools of physics.  Half of the [...]

HAS COVID-19 “PATIENT ZERO” BEEN FOUND – IN KANSAS?

Ironically, the 1918 "Spanish Flu" originated Kansas, USA as well. Quietly altered death certificates add to the mystery; first confirmed Covid deaths in US and China on the same day You already know the story—in December of 2019, doctors notice a patient has a dry cough, fever, and has lost her sense of taste. Her [...]

Half of the Planet’s Coral Reefs Have Been Lost Since 1950

China experiments on how to grow a coral reef Global coral reefs have entered a distinctive human-dominated era, the Anthropocene, characterized by more frequent severe global coral bleaching events and regional-scale coral habitat degradation. The prime causes of this are increased ocean temperatures, increased light intensity and increased ocean acidity - all closely connected to [...]

Thorium: Did China just figure our how to make nuclear energy safe?

Experts believe there’s a cleaner, safer and better way to harvest nuclear energy. With its newest power plant, China might be first to get there. Scientists are very excited about an experimental reactor in Wuwei, China, and so are environmentalists. The reactor is cooled by molten salts instead of water, and instead of using uranium, [...]

Chinese scientists complete seed collection mission at highest altitude

Chinese scientists have recently completed a seed-collection mission on Mount Qomolangma, according to the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, a comprehensive national database for the collection and preservation of wildlife germplasm resources in China. Mount Qomolangma. The team successfully collected seeds of several plants such as crucihimalaya himalaica and saussurea gnaphalodes at a height of [...]

World’s Oldest Artwork Uncovered in Tibet

Dr David Dian Zhang’s team at South China’s Guangzhou University finally published their findings in the journal Science Bulletin two weeks ago, and the paper has since generated headlines around the world. The geologist and his team had hiked up to a fossilized hot spring around 80 kilometres northwest of Lhasa, where a villager said [...]

How has afforestation transformed China?

In commemoration of China’s greening progress By Kelvin Kwok May 16, 2021. Originally posted in K in the Clouds blog; Shared on 17 May 2021 to Xi Jinping: China's Exceptional President group on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/688430344583422/posts/4066311076795315 ) It takes more than "HOW DARE YOU" to restore and preserve nature. It is not just a childhood, [...]

Springer Nature: Beijing tops first in Nature Index 2021 Science Cities

Editor's note: During the 2021 Zhongguancun Forum, which is held in Beijing from September 24 to 28, 2021, CGTN spoke to China President of Springer Nature Niels Peter Thomas to discuss how Chinese scientific research has become more pronounced on the world stage over  the past two decades. Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and [...]

Covid-19 appeared in the US before Wuhan, Chinese scientists claim in new research paper

Using mathematical models, a team of four Chinese scientists has argued that the first case of Covid-19 appeared between April and November 2019 in the northeastern US, long before the outbreak in Wuhan, China. “The calculation results show that the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States has a high probability of beginning to spread around [...]

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China will host the first part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), which is scheduled to be held from October 11 to 15 in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Themed "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth," the COP15 [...]

Foshan’s hydrogen trams lead a silent revolution in China’s green transport

A quiet revolution in transport is under way in Foshan city in southern China’s Greater Bay Area. The Chinese government hopes it will pave the way for public transport to become emissions-free. SCMP reports that "A tram running 6.6 kilometres from Cangjiang Road to Zhihu in the Gaoming district has been operating since late 2019, powered [...]

Rooftop solar to roll out on China’s public buildings

On Tiananmen Square, China’s very heart, an 850 square metre solar installation is in operation. The panels sit on the roof of the Great Hall of the People, generating 98,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) a year to run the building below. This is not a common arrangement. Nationally, next-to-no government or public buildings have rooftop solar [...]

As climate change turns North America into a “dust bowl”, US sanctions cripple global growth in solar power

"the reality is that the Biden is doing everything he can to sabotage the adoption of solar power across the globe" Extreme heat in 2021 has broken the famous Dust Bowl record from 1936 for the hottest summer on record in the USA. In 1936, the world observed a hot blob on a relatively cool [...]

China makes breakthrough in high-level radioactive waste disposal technique

China's first high-level radioactive liquid waste disposal equipment, capable of melting waste into glass, has been officially put into use in Guangyuan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Saturday, making China one of the few countries in the world to have acquired such a technique. Chinese experts believed that the technique could have been a better [...]

China to develop new ultra-high-speed trains and commercial airplanes

China vowed on Monday to strengthen research and development into cutting-edge and disruptive technologies in the transport sector, and carry out studies of new types of vehicles such as ultra-high-speed trains and commercial airplanes. The plan was put forward in a guideline issued jointly by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Science and [...]

China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor

Shared by The Red Enviromentalist to China Environment on FB from Nature, 10 Sept 2021. Original Nature article shared here. If China’s experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation (and the world) meet its climate goals. China has more than 50 conventional nuclear power plants, such as this, [...]

First satellite tracking of wild snow leopards in China yields results

Chinese researchers say they have made "breakthrough" findings of the behavior of rare snow leopards after months of tracking them in northwest China using satellite technology. After gaining prior approval from the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the Qilian Mountain National Nature Reserve together with the Wildlife Research Institute of Beijing Forestry University launched satellite [...]