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China Cleaning Up its Act? Yeah, right.

The New York Times ran an article about China’s efforts to get its act together, environmentally speaking. Will it happen? Hardly. In terms of the environment, China leads the world in blatant and rampant destruction of the environment and it is not likely to stop. No country on earth is currently as destructive as China(…)

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China Cleaning Up its Act? Yeah, right.

The New York Times ran an article about China’s efforts to get its act together, environmentally speaking. Will it happen? Hardly. In terms of the environment, China leads the world in blatant and rampant destruction of the environment and it is not likely to stop. No country on earth is currently as destructive as China(…)

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China is Facing Massive Drought

China’s biggest river, the Yangtze, is drying up. In response, China is releasing water from the Three Gorges reservoir to ease its biggest drought in 50 years. The Yangtze delta is being devastated by the drought. The delta supports 400 million people and 40% of China’s economic activity. The scope of the environmental crisis is(…)

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China’s dams will cause more problems

In 2007, China became the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Since then, not only the EU and the US, but also developing nations such as the alliance of small island states have put the government in Beijing under pressure to adopt binding emission cuts. At the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, China announced that(…)

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China detains activists after online call for protests

• ‘Jasmine revolution’ posting calls for demonstrations in 13 cities. • Crackdown swift as Hu Jintao signals unease in Beijing. Chinese security officials have questioned or detained scores of activists and warned others against staging protests after an online call was made for demonstrations in 13 cities, campaigners said. The message – posted on an(…)

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