Tag Archive | China

“China’s plastic waste ban will leave 111 million tons of trash with nowhere to go”

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/20/17484866/chinas-plastic-waste-import-ban-trash

China’s recent crackdown on the import of plastic waste will result in millions of tons of displaced plastic trash, according to new research. The ban will force countries like the US to find new ways to deal with their own trash.

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“China forced to tell Antarctica tourists: ‘Don’t’ touch the penguins'”

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The Chinese government earlier this week established a new list of rules for people visiting Antarctica: No hunting. No leaving behind solid waste. And no touching or feeding the penguins.

 

“World’s first green supply chain map links brands to factories in China”

World's first green supply chain map links brands to factories in China

https://fashionunited.in/news/business/world-s-first-green-supply-chain-map-links-brands-to-factories-in-china/2018011816571

“The Green Supply Chain Map is a leadership initiative dedicated to showcasing brands’ commitment to supply chain transparency and environmental management. It openly links brands’ supplier lists to publicly-available environmental data, including real-time data for air emissions and wastewater discharge,” states the IPE’s explanation of the map.

“China Shuts Down Its Legal Ivory Trade”

China's ban on the domestic ivory trade took effect Sunday.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/wildlife-watch-china-ivory-ban-goes-into-effect/?mc_cid=4f6232a7e8&mc_eid=eaaa9fef29

Two years after a joint pledge with the United States to ban the domestic trade in ivory, all of China’s government-licensed carving factories and ivory retailers are about to close.

“Coal Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-15/turning-coal-into-bitcoin-dirty-secret-of-2017-s-hottest-market

The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in cyberspace. But the laborious creation of each digital bitcoin by private computer networks has real-world consequences in the form of massive energy use — including from fuels that cause the most pollution.

 

“Thousands of huge, aggressive dogs are roaming Tibet after their rich Chinese owners abandoned them”

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https://qz.com/1082219/thousands-of-huge-aggressive-dogs-are-roaming-tibet-after-their-rich-chinese-owners-abandoned-them/?mc_cid=b090be6f3e&mc_eid=eaaa9fef29

Areas of the Tibetan plateau have become flooded with giant, fluffy unwanted Tibetan mastiffs, once the most sought after dogs in China, after a collapse in the market for the dogs has left thousands homeless.

 

“World’s oldest captive panda Basi dies in China”

Basi sniffs a birthday cake prepared by her keepers at Fuzhou Panda World

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41263223?mc_cid=177b9c7ce7&mc_eid=eaaa9fef29

At 37, Basi had outlived all her panda peers, reaching the equivalent of more than a hundred in human years.

“China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push”

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-09/china-to-ban-sale-of-fossil-fuel-cars-in-electric-vehicle-push

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric vehicles for the world’s biggest auto market.

“Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think”

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Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast.

“Electric vehicles are coming off a record year, but remain very far from the mainstream”

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According to a report released this week by the International Energy Agency, the total number of electric cars on roads around the world surpassed two million in 2016. More than 750,000 of those registrations came last year, continuing a trend of steady global growth, largely off the back of continued EV adoption in China.