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China to Spend $16 Billion to Tackle Pollution

As pollution worsens and environmental concerns grow, Reuters reports China will spend $16 billion over three years to deal with Beijing's pollution: Beijing's government has pledged to improve sewage disposal, garbage treatment...

China Counts £130bn Cost of Economic Growth

Jonathan Watts of the Guardian reports on new figures calculating the environmental cost of China's economic growth: In one of the longest-term accountings of ecological degradation, the China academy for environmental planning...

Survey: More Chinese Value Environment over Economy

From Environmental Protection news: Survey data presented on Sept. 19 at the Economist Conferences' Fifth China Branding Roundtable in Beijing indicate that 31 percent of Chinese consumers identify the environment as a higher...

Robert Collier: The good life means more greenhouse gas

From the San Francisco Chronicle: This is the new Chinese Dream: cars and suburbs. Like the American counterpart, it is good news for many people — but perhaps bad news for Planet Earth. The same economic boom that is catapulting millions of Chinese each year into the middle class has made their country the world’s […]

Standard: Ecological loss hits 150b yuan

From the Standard: The 10 mainland western provinces suffer an annual economic loss of up to 150 billion yuan (HK$141.1 billion) because of environmental deterioration, according to state media. The amount lost accounted for 13 percent of the local yearly gross domestic product, Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday, quoting a government research report. See also […]

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