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Climate Summit Focuses Leaders on the Work Ahead for Paris & Highlights Important New Dynamics

Posted September 26, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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The Climate Summit in New York brought together world leaders from over 125 countries, leading companies, 400,000 citizens demanding climate action, and other leading policymakers. After all that, it is hard to decipher the final impact. While the Summit clearly...continued

China Environmental News Alert - September 26, 2014

Posted September 26, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

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NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a compilation of news from...continued

Cold Days For Coal Could Mean Better Forecast for Our Climate

Posted September 25, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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The future is looking darker for the coal industry. Publicly-traded giants such as Alpha Natural Resources, Arch and Peabody have seen their stock prices hit historic or near-historic lows. Peabody was recently dropped from the S&P 500 index. On Tuesday, Arch...continued

China, Climate and Coal: The UN Climate Summit

Posted September 24, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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During Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit in New York City, leaders from 125 nations, along with representatives from businesses, civil society and other institutions, convened and pledged to continue their efforts in fighting global climate change. Like many countries, China stopped...continued

China can rise to the challenge on climate change and air pollution

Posted September 19, 2014 by Alvin Lin in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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This post was co-written with Princeton-in-Asia Fellow Judy Li. Next week in New York, national leaders from around the world will gather for a Climate Summit to announce their countries’ actions and contributions for strengthening global efforts to tackle climate...continued

Valero's Promise to Benicia: We'll only have an environmental disaster once every 111 years.

Posted September 17, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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Actually, that’s kind of worrisome, especially considering that if you don’t experience that disaster yourself, your kids probably will.  This is one of the many absurd elements showing Valero’s cavalier attitude toward public safety in the draft Environmental Impact Report...continued

China Environmental News Alert - September 12, 2014

Posted September 12, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

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NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a compilation of news from around...continued

Cleaning China's Smoggy Skies: China Released Draft Air Pollution Law Amendments for Public Comment

Posted September 11, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Health and the Environment

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Though a burst of clear skies on Monday allowed Beijingers to marvel at a magnificent Mid-Autumn Festival moon, a blanket of smog choked the capital the next morning, reminding citizens of China’s grave air pollution woes. However, that same Tuesday,...continued

China Environmental News Alert- September 4, 2014

Posted September 4, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

August 16 - September 4, 2014 NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a...continued

China Environmental News Alert

Posted August 14, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

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NRDC has been working in China for over fifteen years on such issues as energy efficiency, green buildings, clean energy technologies, environmental law, and green supply chain issues. This China Environmental News Alert is a compilation of news from around...continued

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