Tag: air pollution

Green China? The country could mine 400 million more tons of coal

“For all its talk about cutting coal mining capacity, China actually plans to add more,” reports Bloomberg News. Indeed, China’s greenhouse gas emissions increased 4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, so what gives?

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What we need from Volkswagen, EPA, and California to make things right

As Volkswagen Group nears its deadline on Thursday to reach a comprehensive agreement with U.S. authorities over its tainted diesel engines, the Union of Concerned Scientists calls for a punishment deserving of the magnitude of its deception rather than a slap on the wrist and a nudge towards electrification — neither a suitable punishment nor remedy.

Weibo Watch: Issue 8

(November 9, 2011) This week, a botched Car Free Day sees heavier traffic jams than usual; Beijing’s air pollution is far worse than Chinese authorities admit; citizens clash with police in protests against waste incineration; and farmers burn straw, adding smog to Chinese cities.