China is Banning Coal in Beijing But Critics Worry it Could Make Pollution Worse

August 7, 2014 by  
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When it comes to China’s pollution problem , it seems like it’s one step forward and two steps back after China recently announced plans to ban coal use in Beijing in a move that environmentalists are calling potentially devastating. Coal has helped contribute to Beijing’s crippling smog problem, so the Chinese government stated that it would ban its use by 2020, but critics worry that the alternative could actually increase smog in city. Read the rest of China is Banning Coal in Beijing But Critics Worry it Could Make Pollution Worse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , Beijing air pollution , beijing air quality , Beijing coal ban , Beijing pollution , Beijing smog , China air pollution , China air quality , China coal ban , china pollution , china smog , coal ban , improving air quality

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Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

April 4, 2014 by  
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A travel company sent bags of fresh air to Zhengzhou, one of the 10 most polluted cities in China . The Henan-based travel agency shipped 20 bright blue bags containing air from Laojun Mountain to the city where they were used as a promotional stunt that draws attention to the issue of poor air quality. Read the rest of Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , bags of fresh air , Beijing air pollution , Canned Air , China air pollution , china smog , Chinese tycoon air stunt , city air quality , environmental destruction , smog problems , travel air stunt , Zhengzhou air pollution , Zhengzhou canned air        

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Chinese Company Assembles 10 3D-Printed Concrete Houses in a Day for Less Than $5,000 Each

April 4, 2014 by  
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UN Climate Chief Calls for ‘Urgent Transformation’ of Oil and Gas Industry for a Greener Future

April 4, 2014 by  
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On the heels of the IPCC ‘s landmark global warming report , UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres is calling on the oil and gas industry to urgently transform for a cleaner, low-carbon future. Figueres stated that in order to prevent global temperatures from rising a catastrophic 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, three quarters of the world’s fossil fuel reserves must be left in the ground. Read the rest of UN Climate Chief Calls for ‘Urgent Transformation’ of Oil and Gas Industry for a Greener Future Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bill McKibben , Christiana Figueres , Climate Change , exxon mobil , fossil fuel divestment , fossil fuel industry , global warming , International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association , IPCC , oil and gas industry , UN        

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Beijing Cracks Down on Over 300 Barbecues to Reduce Pollution

November 27, 2013 by  
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Following up on their recent ban of outdoor barbecues in Beijing , city officials have destroyed more than 300 of the outdoor eateries as part of a three-month long campaign to slash smog. The barbecues, which are a common feature across the city and a source of livelihood for many, have been blamed by officials to be a leading cause of harmful levels of pollution. But local citizens are ridiculing the exercise, suggesting authorities should focus on bigger sources of poor air quality – like coal, perhaps ? Read the rest of Beijing Cracks Down on Over 300 Barbecues to Reduce Pollution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air pollution , Beijing city officials , beijing confiscates outdoor barbecues , beijing cuts barbecues , Beijing outdoor barbecues , fuel pollution tax , Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs , Ma Jun , Matt Hope’s Breathing Bicycle , Smog-Sucking Vacuum Cleaner , ????        

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Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air

April 1, 2013 by  
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Following in the footsteps of the world’s first cloned village , a Chinese developer has announced plans to build yet another copy of the historic Alpine town of Hallstatt to offer an idyllic rural retreat for those looking for a quick, convenient escape from China’s polluted urban centers . However this latest resort will go one step further to replicate the Austrian countryside – it will be housed within an extraordinary 11,880-foot-high geodesic dome that will provide visitors with ‘freshly’ imported Alpine air. Read the rest of Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “april fools” , architecture clone , Beijing air pollution , beijing air quality , Buckminster Fuller , china alpine village , china austrian village , cloned village , duplitecture , ecotourism , geodesic dome , hallstatt austria

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China Announces Plans to Export Greenhouse Gases to Terraform Mars

April 1, 2013 by  
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As an extension of China’s $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today  China National Space Administration (CNSA) head Sun Laiyan  announced an ambitious plan to export the nation’s emissions to Mars. China is currently the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases – its annual emissions total 8.9 billion tons . The unprecedented plan would greatly reduce emissions on Earth while warming the climate on Mars, causing the planet’s polar ice caps to melt and eventually creating an atmosphere capable of sustaining life.  Read the rest of China Announces Plans to Export Greenhouse Gases to Terraform Mars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Beijing air pollution , carbon emissions , china , China air pollution , geoengineering , ghg emissions , green design , greenhouse gas , mars , sustainable design , terraforming

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China Responsible for Almost Half of All Global Coal Consumption, Reports EIA

January 30, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock As over 30 million residents of Beijing experience record breaking levels of hazardous smog , the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s latest figures find that China currently accounts for almost half of all the global coal consumption ; totaling 325 million tons in 2011 alone.. The EIA ‘s report explains that coal consumption in China grew more than 9 percent in 2011, accounting for 87 percent of the global increase in coal use that year. Read the rest of China Responsible for Almost Half of All Global Coal Consumption, Reports EIA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air pollution , China air pollution , China air quality , China carbon footprint , china coal , China fossil fuels , coal energy , coal pollution , environmental destruction , global coal consumption , greenhouse emissions , greenhouse gas emissions coal , U.S. Energy Information Agency

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Ferrer Arquitectos’ PITA & Tecnova Buildings Promote Sustainable Business in Almeria, Spain

January 30, 2013 by  
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BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

January 30, 2013 by  
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A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty for manslaughter and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster . The oil giant could end up paying billions more for the environmental destruction that followed the 2010 catastrophe , which caused more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico causing massive harm to marine animals, birds and sea life while and polluting the shorelines of several states. Read the rest of BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , BP oil spill penalty , deepwater horizon oil spill , environmental destruction , Gulf Coast oil pollution , gulf of mexico disaster , national fish and wildlife foundation , offshore oil drilling , oil drilling , oil pollution , oil spill , U.S. Justice Department oil spill , U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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