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The Soil Pollution Crisis in China: A Cleanup Presents Daunting Challenge
Environment  (tags: soil pollution, China, world, pollution, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, protection, wildlife )

Cal
- 7 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Chinese officials are only starting to come to grips with the severity and extent of the soil pollution that has contaminated vast areas of the nation's farm fields - by one estimate more than 8 percent of China's arable land.
In China's Heartland, A Toxic Trail Leads From Factories to Fields to Food
Environment  (tags: pollution, protection, ecosystems, environment, food supply, water pollutio, toxic soil, China, habitat, world, politics )

Cal
- 14 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Toxic pollution from Hunan's mines and heavy metal plants has contaminated large tracts of its once-fertile farmland and put China's staple food supply at risk.
China's Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crops
Environment  (tags: pollution, ecosystems, environment, CHina, destruction, world, healthconditions, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 20 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Three decades of rapid economic development in China has left a troubling legacy - widespread soil pollution that has contaminated food crops and jeopardized public health.
Watch Live: Can China Survive a Fracking Revolution? The United States Sure Hopes So.
Environment  (tags: fracking frack is whack, China, ecosystems, environment, pollution, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 38 days ago - motherjones.com
China is on the brink of an energy revolution: fracking. And it's enlisting American energy companies to help implement the technology that blasts shale rock formations deep underground to unlock natural gas
Protect Rare Trees From Illegal Logging - Please Sign!
Environment  (tags: Siamese rosewood, rare, trees, illegal, logging, china )

Marie
- 49 days ago - forcechange.com
China's soaring demand for Siamese rosewood has fueled the depletion of South Asian forests home to this rare tree. The Chinese have prized the tropical wood for its rich hue and attractiveness when made into fine furniture.
Stopping Climate Change "Almost Impossible" If China Can't Quit Coal, Report Says
Environment  (tags: China, Coal, Climate Change, Air Pollution )

Brian
- 70 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"If China doesn't begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be "almost impossible" for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found."
China to Impose Tougher Penalties on Polluters in New Environmental Law
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, protection, China, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions )

Cal
- 89 days ago - reuters.com
China on Thursday passed amendments to the country's environmental protection law that will impose tougher penalties on polluters in the most sweeping revisions to the law in 25 years.
After Widespread Deforestation, China Bans Commercial Logging in Northern Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, China, habitatdestruction, habitat, destruction, forests, energy, protection, politics, humans, ecosystems, environment, world, wildlife, healthconditions, nature, pollution, conservation )

Cal
- 90 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forestry authorities in China have stopped commercial logging in the nation's largest forest area, marking an end to more than a half-century of intensive deforestation...
Tell EPA to Cap Carbon Pollution From Coal Plants ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Environment  (tags: carbon pollution, coal plants, China, environment, destruction, healthconditions, world )

Carrie
- 90 days ago - secure2.convio.net
All of us, nationwide, are threatened by proposed mega-facilities for exporting coal to China. TAKE ACTION!
China's Looming Water Crisis
Environment  (tags: world, water, China, overdevelopment, water shortage, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government )

Cal
- 146 days ago - theecologist.org
One unintended consequence of China's spectacular economic growth is a growing water shortage
China's Water Squeeze Worsens as Wetlands Shrink 9 Pct
Environment  (tags: world, habitat, habitatdestruction, China, environment, destruction, protection, humans, ecosystems, nature, politics, pollution )

Cal
- 189 days ago - uk.reuters.com
China's wetlands have shrunk nearly 9 percent since 2003, forestry officials said on Monday, aggravating water scarcity in a country where food production, energy output and industrial activity are already under pressure from water shortages.
Air Pollution Killing Up to 500,000 Chinese a Year, Admits Former Health Minister
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, pollution, world, China, air pollution, premature deaths, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, government )

Cal
- 195 days ago - montrealgazette.com
The equivalent of the population of an urban metropolis dies each year in China because of air pollution, according to the country's former health minister.
China's Coal Emissions Responsible for 'Quarter of a Million Premature Deaths'
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, China, destruction, pollution, humans, protection, world )

Cal
- 221 days ago - theguardian.com
Hundreds of thousands of children still at risk from dangerous levels of air pollution as poisonous smog fills cities, study says
China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment
Environment  (tags: China, air pollution, water, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, government, green, energy, world )

Cal
- 248 days ago - e360.yale.edu
After three decades of unbridled economic growth and mounting ecological problems, China and its new leadership face a key challenge: cleaning up the dirty air, polluted water, and tainted food supplies that are fueling widespread discontent
China's Great Dam Boom: An Assault on Its River Systems
Environment  (tags: China, policy, dam building, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics, pollution, nature, humans, protection, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 259 days ago - e360.yale.edu
China is engaged in a push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history. While being touted for producing lower-emission electricity, these massive dam projects are wreaking havoc on river systems across China and Southeast Asia.
 

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