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Air Pollution and Weather Control (污染) Posted by on Oct 5, 2011

To say that pollution or 污染 (wū rǎn) is bad in China would be an understatement. In China’s fervent rush toward industrialization and modernization, it has neglected many of the negative externalities associated with the release of huge amounts of greenhouse gases along with the increasing destruction to water and land natural resources. If you…

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The Yin and Yang of GDP and Environment Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

Anyone looking for a lesson in both climate change and sustainability (持续性 chíxùxìng) needs to visit China. In a country full of contradictions or 矛盾 (máodùn), it only makes sense that some of the worse environmental degradation is contrasted by very progressive attempts at conservation and sustainability wherever possible. China is unique because nowhere else…

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Chinese Green Architecture (绿色建筑) Posted by on Aug 28, 2011

China, in its headlong attempt to modernize, is throwing up high rise skyscrapers at an unprecedented rate. Yet aside from all the cookie-cutter apartment complexes and standard office parks, a large number of “green” buildings are changing the skyline. Some look strange, others futuristic, but they all are part of China’s “Green Architecture” movement. Considering…

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Green China, pt. 2: Gallery Posted by on Nov 12, 2010

In China, you’ll find some of the most pristine and most polluted places on the world. Due to the huge land mass and area of China, it becomes difficult in defining a singular environment. Here’s a compilation of photos taken from all over China during the past 4 years.

Green China, pt. 1: The Rise of the Green Dragon Posted by on Nov 11, 2010

All that "trash" is being recycled by ”green entrepreneurs" who know it will fetch a fair price at market.

While the debate on climate change rages on, and many western nations begin looking toward alternative forms of renewable, green energy, one thing is for sure: China is leading the green charge. You may find it interesting that one of the most polluted countries in the world is also the “greenest” in terms of renewable…

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