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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Posted: 04.10.2017 no comments

 

Rushing to catch up after decades of stagnation, China built a gargantuan collection of cities the size of nations with barely a pause to consider their toll on the environment, much less the future impact of global warming. Today, the region is a goliath of industry with a population exceeding 42 million.   But while […]

 

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Air pollution in Chinese city surpasses guideline by 100 times

Posted: 12.23.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.reuters.com   “Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the third straight day. In Shijiazhuang, capital of northern Hebei province, levels of PM 2.5, fine particulate matter, […]

 

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts

Posted: 10.27.2016 no comments

 

Read the full article online at http://www.nytimes.com   “IN THE TENGGER DESERT, CHINA — This desert, called the Tengger, lies on the southern edge of the massive Gobi Desert, not far from major cities like Beijing. The Tengger is growing. For years, China’s deserts spread at an annual rate of more than 1,300 square miles. Many […]

 

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