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Bitcoin mining pollutes the planet. China wants to ban it altogether

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have left their mark on the world, but not in the way most people predicted. In a typical Bitcoin mining operation, powerful banks of computers are dedicated to crunching out “blockchain” numbers and processing transactions. Nearly three-quarters of Read More...

Chinese production of bio-plas

Chinese production of bio-plastics shows a promising upward trend

Chinese plastic manufacturers are responsible for nearly 30 percent of global plastic production. That's an alarmingly high amount for one country, but the good news is that Chinese plastic makers are increasingly switching to biodegradable materials as the government ramps up regulations against Read More...

China will soon jumpstart the

China will soon jumpstart the global electric car industry

China is setting the example for how to properly stimulate car manufacturers to veer towards the production of more sustainable, clean energy vehicles. Starting 2019, the country will punish car firms unless they meet quotas for zero- and low-emission vehicles. Should they not fulfill their quota, Read More...

China is adding a London-sized

China is adding a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks

Every five weeks, 9,500 brand new electric buses take to the roads in China. That’s the equivalent of the entire London bus fleet, says a report by Bloomberg New Energy Read More...

Why China needs to support its

Why China needs to support its waste pickers

Trash is an unintended consequence of China’s economic boom, urban swell and growing middle-class. Cities’ landfills are running out of space, and waste management policies have been lagging. Essentially, the whole system has been dependent upon hundreds of thousands of individuals who have Read More...

Pakistan turns desert into a s

Pakistan turns desert into a sea of solar panels

More than a third of Pakistan’s population does not have access to electricity, and power shortages hinder economic growth. That situation may be about to improve as a 100-megawatt solar farm built by a Chinese company in the Punjab province just came online. Its capacity is expected to exceed Read More...

Apple partners with WWF to pro

Apple partners with WWF to protect 1 million acres of forests in China

Apple is a huge consumer of wood virgin fiber, including the pulp and paper used in the packaging of all its products. Following up with its recent announcement about renewable energy investments in China, Apple declared yesterday that it is investing further in China to protect 1 million acres of Read More...

China going green one textile

China going green one textile mill at the time

Almost a third of China’s rivers are classified as too polluted for any direct human contact. That is the terrible price paid for having become the manufacturing center of the world with no appropriate environmental regulations. China alone is responsible for 50% of the global production of Read More...

China cuts its coal imports by

China cuts its coal imports by almost half in 12 months

China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter. It has also been the biggest consumer of coal so far. The news that China’s imports of coal dropped by 42% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year should prick up everybody’s ears. China’s economic slowdown is Read More...

Green China

Green China

Could the world's fastest-growing economic power become a model for environmental protection? Craig Cox | June 2006 Read More...