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China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here’s Why That’s Potentially Disastrous.

Published: 
Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

On Jan. 1, China made good on its promise to close its borders to several types of imported waste. By the next day, panic had already taken hold in countries across Europe and North America as trash began piling up by the ton, with no one having a clue where to now dispose of it all.

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China’s heralded 'solar highway' closed after thieves stole one of the panels

Published: 
Tue, 01/09/2018 (All day)

It was supposed to be China’s grand “photovoltaic highway” — a solar energy-collecting, 0.6-mile stretch of road that symbolized the country’s extraordinary clean energy ambitions.

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Chinese climate officials let loose on President Trump as Jerry Brown concludes visit

Published: 
Wed, 06/14/2017 (All day)

Chinese officials had been avoiding attacks on President Trump for pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, opting instead for oblique references to “global cooperation.”

Not anymore.

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What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?

Published: 
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:18am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

‘In Sichuan, we’re eaters,” said Chen Zemin, the world’s first and only frozen-dumpling billionaire. 

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Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Published: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:39am
Category: 
Energy

So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.