In Myanmar, 155 Chinese citizens have been sentenced—all but two to life—for illegal logging....
by Natalie Ornell | Aug 10, 2013
Founder of the Chongqing Green Volunteer League, Wu Dengming, who in his retirement organized no car days, tracked down pollution offenders, and risked his safety to film illegal logging in Sichuan forests, died at 73, according...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 7, 2011
At China Dialogue, Jiang Gaoming examines the role of human activity in last year’s deadly Zhouqu mudslide: Zhouqu county, in China’s north-western province of Gansu, was once known for its forests, rich water resources,...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 20, 2010
BBC reports on the massive sandstorm that blanketed Beijing today: By Saturday, the storm had spread over an area of 810,000 sq km (313,000 sq miles) with a population of 250 million, state news agency Xinhua reported. It was...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 12, 2009
Jonathan Watts, who is now the Guardian’s Asia environment correspondent, reports for the paper on deforestation in China. He begins the report by describing the massive tree-planting effort known as the Green Wall of...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 8, 2008
From China Dialogue: China’s tree-planting movement continues down a worrying path. The planting of artificial, single-species forests has not abated in China; in fact, it has worsened. The country’s original distribution of trees: fir trees in the south, poplars in the north, has made way for poplars everywhere – north, south, east and west. There […]
by Kate Zhao | Dec 12, 2007
As part of the Strategic Economic Dialogue, the U.S. and China have reached an agreement on illegal logging and associated trade practices, according to AFP: The deal provides for steps that will “help conserve forests and their wildlife and reduce deforestation — a major factor in the global effort to address climate change,” the statement […]
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