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China Environmental News Alert (10/11 - 10/19/2014)

Posted October 19, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

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October 11 - October 19, 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

International Climate News October: Hints for Paris Emerge at Climate Summit, NRDC releases new Indian reports, & more

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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400,000 PEOPLE DEMAND ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The turnout for the peoples climate march was massive and historical by all standards. 400,000 people came, marched and demanded action on climate change in New York. The...continued

Heading in the Right Direction: Shenzhen Pushes Green Shipping

Posted October 14, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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As China celebrated National Day Golden Week, NRDC also celebrated a recent announcement by the Shenzhen government to subsidize green measures for their ports. The port of Shenzhen is a major global shipping center, but ships going in and out of...continued

China Environmental News Alert - Oct. 10

Posted October 9, 2014 by Greenlaw from NRDC China in Greening China

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September 29 - October 10, 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

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

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