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China's Demand for Rosewood Is Destroying Forests in Southeast Asia and, Increasingly, In Africa
Environment  (tags: deforestation, China, rosewood imports, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, protection, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, humans, government )

Cal
- 45 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Rosewood imports into China increased some 1,250 percent since 2000 and were worth an estimated $2.6 billion between 2013 and 2014 alone âEUR" and there's evidence that much of the wood was illegal.
Desperate People in China Are Buying Cans of Air Imported From Canada
Environment  (tags: air pollution, China, pollution, healthconditions, world, environment, ecosystems, destruction )

Cal
- 54 days ago - takepart.com
Residents in the smog-plagued nation would rather inhale the scent of pine than the toxic odor of car exhaust.
Illegal Timber Trade Destroying Myanmar's Forests Uncovered in New Report
Environment  (tags: deforestation, greed, illegal timber trade, world, China, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests )

Cal
- 143 days ago - news.mongabay.com
An overland Myanmar-China trade route is one of the largest illegal timber markets in the world, worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Simply Breathing the Air Kills 3.3 Million People Every Year
Environment  (tags: air pollution, toxins, particles, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, US, mega-cities, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, domestic fuels, agriculture )

Evelyn
- 143 days ago - motherjones.com
Air pollution kills 3.3 million people per year. And that number could double by 2050 if nothing is done to clean up the dangerous levels tiny particles, toxins, and ozone that blanket many countries, especially in Asia
Decade Of Drought A Global Tour Of Seven Recent Water Crises
Environment  (tags: drought, global water crisis, Mesopotamian, California, Brazil, China, Spain, Australia, India, climate change, climate disruption, water managers, governments, businesses )

Unpacking
- 231 days ago - theguardian.com
Larger populations and growing economies demand more water and in some places climate change will likely reduce available water supply. Drought risk is high and growing worldwide. Businesses, govts and all water managers must make intelligent decisions.
ACTION PLEASE: Tell China Not to Drill the Amazon!
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, pollution, China, Amazon )

Dimitris
- 248 days ago - amazonwatch.org
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang promised to use an "iron fist" to punish companies that destroy the environment. Ask him to live up to his promise and to cancel China's plans to drill the Amazon.
AMAZON WATCH - China: Don't Drill the Amazon! - TAKE ACTION!
Environment  (tags: Andes Petroleum, Amazon, Ecuadorian Amazon, China, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Indigenous territories, petition )

Judy
- 250 days ago - amazonwatch.org
Li has promised to use an "iron fist" to punish companies that destroy the environment. Ask him to live up to his promise and to cancel China's plans to drill the Amazon.
Stand With Elizabeth Warren: Tell the Senate to Reject ISDS and Fast Track Authority for the TPP! PETITION
Environment  (tags: business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, government, ethics, investments, news, politics, society, safety, interesting, humans, freedoms, law, culture, americans, asia, china, HumanRights, humanrights, labor, pollution, environment )

Robert
- 344 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Any deal that undermines U.S. sovereignty by giving multinational corporations the power to challenge our laws in an unaccountable tribunal is unacceptable -- and Senate Democrats need to vote against it.
Chinas Recent Forest Tenure Reforms Threaten Panda Habitat
Environment  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, China, panda habitat, development, government )

Cal
- 379 days ago - news.mongabay.com
While much of the pandaâEUR(TM)s habitat is protected by the Chinese government, what is left of the endangered conservation iconâEUR(TM)s home faces threats from a piece of legislation originally introduced in 2008 that would allow up to 1.8 million
China's War on Pollution Could Leave Australia's Dirty Coal Out in the Cold
Environment  (tags: pollution, healthconditions, China, Australia, dirty coal, environment, ecosystems, destruction, energy, humans, politics, protection, world )

Cal
- 504 days ago - theecologist.org
Much of Australia's coal is too high in ash, sulphur, or both, to meet China's new environmental standards. Will it be able to find the new customers it needs?
Will China's Great Fracking Leap Help It Wean Off Coal?
Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, coal, China, energy, destruction, ecosystems, environment, pollution, healthconditions, water, world, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation )

Cal
- 509 days ago - snip.ly
Fracking technology has crossed over from the fields of Pennsylvania and Texas to the mountains of Sichuan, but so have risks and consequences,
China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit
Environment  (tags: China, environment, ecosystes activsts, artistic protests )

Cal
- 537 days ago - npr.org
When 16,000 dead pigs floated down a river in Shanghai last year, it inspired a lot of questions about China's environmental conditions and a lot of disgust.
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
- 576 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
- 583 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
- 589 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.
 

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