Beijing is once again blanketed by record-setting air pollution -- the highest since last January’s “airpocalypse.” Levels of PM2.5 reached 671 micrograms Thursday morning, dramatically reducing visibility and prompting commuters to don industrial-strength face masks. In the past year, severe...continued→
Christine Xu, NRDC alum, Washington, D.C.
Today, I received a package in the office. When I saw where it was from, I half-jogged back to my desk so I could tear it apart and begin the once-in-a-year chance to eat none other than...Mooncakes! Mooncake is a...continued→
Every summer, I, along with tens of millions of other Americans, wait in eager anticipation of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week – a week-long program dedicated to all things sharks that has been airing since 1987. What is now the...continued→
“All weather events are affected by a warming planet,” said President Obama during his climate change speech on June 25th. June 25: President Obama wipes away sweat as he announces his new climate change plan in Washington, D.C. under 92...continued→
Co-authored with Mona Yew, Deputy Director of NRDC’s China Program, and Mingming Liu. Today, the U.S. Department of State hosted the official ceremony to kick off a very exciting new project: NRDC and Beijing Energy and Environment Protection Center (BEEC)...continued→
I was at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s China Environment Forum recently to hear Ms. Wang Yongchen, a Chinese environmental reporter and activist, speak about dam construction and river pollution issues in China. I had never met Ms. Wang before...continued→
“Finish your rice or they’ll turn into pimples!” is how my family used to scare me and my cousins into licking our plates clean when we were little. I grew up in China with family members that lived through the...continued→
Spring has arrived and this year, the greenery is not just outdoors: NRDC’s office in Beijing has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interior design (LEED-CI). USGBC Sr. Fellow Mark Ginsberg in Beijing...continued→
Those who have been following China’s pollution troubles are beginning to wonder whether China is killing itself in the process of pursuing rapid economic growth, and I don’t blame them. My colleagues and I have blogged extensively on the health...continued→
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