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New Book Tackles China and its Environmental Exports

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:02pm
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The rapid degradation of the environment in China has become a central topic of discussion this year. 

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Spill in China Underlines Environmental Concerns

Published: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:57pm
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Chemicals

The first warning came in the form of dead fish floating in a river.

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China's smog taints economy, health

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Sat, 01/26/2013 (All day)
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Factories, flights, highways and hospitals are affected by pervasive pollution. The country is home to seven of the world's 10 dirtiest cities. When a thick quilt of smog enveloped swaths of China earlier this month, it set in motion a costly chain reaction for the world's No. 2 economy.

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China Lets Media Report on Air Pollution Crisis

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Sat, 01/19/2013 (All day)
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Chemicals

The Chinese state news media on Monday published aggressive reports on what they described as the sickening and dangerous air pollution in Beijing and other parts of northern China, indicating that popular anger over air quality had reached a level where Communist Party propaganda officials felt that they had to allow the officially sanctioned press to address the growing concerns of ordinary citizens.

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A Cancer Cycle, From Here to China

Published: 
Tue, 01/15/2013 (All day)

MORE than one million people in the Chinese city of Handan awoke last week to the alarming news that an essential source of their drinking water, the Zhouzhang River, had been dangerously contaminated by a 39-ton chemical spill in the nearby city of Changzhi. What made the news even more shocking was that the leak, from a factory pipe, had started at least five days earlier but had been kept secret by government officials, who allowed millions of their neighbors to keep drinking.