Tag Archives: China

5 Facts About the World’s First “Forest City”

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

In this video, we’ll learn 5 facts about the first Forest City, which will be built in China.

Sources:

http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-pollution-environment-energy/

http://www.trueactivist.com/china-is-building-the-worlds-first-forest-city-to-combat-air-pollution/

http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-solar-energy-facts.php

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China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions

By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory

China may soon lose its reputation as being one of the most polluting countries on the planet. This is because the Chinese government employed efforts in recent years to improve air quality and, as a result, was able to report that the use of “dirty” coal has dropped 40% over the past five years.

According to data from the Wood Mackenzie consultancy, the use of coal, known as sanmei, is expected to fall to 468 million tons in 2017, down from 774 million tons in 2012. As CNBC News relays, “Over 80 percent, or 650 million tons of this coal, was used in the industrial sector in 2012.” Reportedly, coal is most often used for heating purposes. Continue reading China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Beijing, China to Replace 67,000 Gas Guzzling Taxis with Electric Cars

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Motivated by air pollution that was so bad last December in Beijing, China, that flights had to be cancelled in the city’s international airport due to low visibility, the city just announced that 67,000 gas-guzzling, emission-creating taxis will be replaced with electric cars, and all new taxis will be electric as well. Continue reading Beijing, China to Replace 67,000 Gas Guzzling Taxis with Electric Cars

China To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade By End Of 2017

By Amanda Froelich, True Activist

The monumental initiative is being hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer”, as 70% of the world’s trade presently ends up in the Asian country.

Credit: News Every Day

On Friday, China announced that it will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017 in an effort to tackle the elephant poaching crisis. The monumental initiative is being hailed as “historic” and a “game-changer”, as 70% of the world’s trade presently ends up in the Asian country. Continue reading China To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade By End Of 2017

China’s Smog Sucking Tower is Actually Cleaning the Air

By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed

Sitting in Beijing, China’s capitol, and arguably one of the most polluted cities in the world, is an artfully constructed tower that was made to address the city’s legendary smog problem. The city recently had to issue its first red alert for the quality of its air, but it turns out the odd tower might actually be working. Continue reading China’s Smog Sucking Tower is Actually Cleaning the Air

Russia, China, Japan & South Korea Planning Solar & Wind Energy Super Grid

By Lance Schuttler, The Mind Unleashed

The world is making a wonderful step forward this latest news. Business people from Russia, China, Japan and South Korea met in September in Tokyo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to create the Asia Super Grid. The grid will consist of wind and solar technologies and will distribute clean energy throughout the world.

According to SolarLove.com, the idea is dependent on development of an ultra-high voltage grid operating at more than 1,000 kilovolts AC and 800 kilovolts DC over thousands of kilometers. It envisions interconnecting grids across regions, nations, and even continents with a capacity of over 10 gigawatts. Continue reading Russia, China, Japan & South Korea Planning Solar & Wind Energy Super Grid

Philippine President Declares: It’s ‘China, Philippines and Russia’ Against the World

By James Holbrooks, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Beijing — As Anti-Media has covered in recent days, controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, along with hundreds of Filipino business leaders, is visiting China this week in a move aimed at strengthening regional ties between the two countries.

On Tuesday, we reported that, for all intents and purposes, the United States had lost the Philippines to China as an ally, with President Duterte saying during his visit that “It’s only China that can help us” and “I just want to talk with China” on the issue of the South China Sea. Continue reading Philippine President Declares: It’s ‘China, Philippines and Russia’ Against the World

Philippines Announces Break From U.S. Control, Seeks Alliance With China & Russia

By Lance Schuttler, The Mind Unleashed

The winds of change are blowing hard in the East. With U.S.-Filipino relations deteriorating in the past weeks, this latest announcement from the Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has officially severed the last remaining ties between the two countries. Continue reading Philippines Announces Break From U.S. Control, Seeks Alliance With China & Russia

This Zoo in China Puts Visitors in Cages and Lets Animals Roam Free

By Anna LeMind, The Mind Unleashed 

As a child, I never liked zoos or circuses because I couldn’t understand what was so fun in watching caged and humiliated animals. Now, as an adult, I believe that animal captivity is wrong to the core since other species have the same rights for life and freedom as we do.

There’s been much debate on the animal captivity lately, and it makes sense why – keeping wild creatures in cages is inhumane, to say the least. Just think about it – not only have we deprived other living beings of their natural habitats by harming the environment, but we also dare to imprison them for our own amusement. Continue reading This Zoo in China Puts Visitors in Cages and Lets Animals Roam Free

What the Illegal, ‘Rogue’ GM Corn in China Says About GMO Regulation

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By Christina Sarich, Natural Society, January 26, 2016

Beijing has spent billions developing GMO crops in the hopes of securing food for its burgeoning population, but there has not yet been approval for the commercial cultivation of these crops, partly due to a deep-seated distrust of genetically modified crops by the Chinese public. Nonetheless, GM corn is already growing in China illegally, causing further distrust in the government’s ability to regulate GM crops. Continue reading What the Illegal, ‘Rogue’ GM Corn in China Says About GMO Regulation