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Pollution In Fashion and Under Rugs

Outsourced pollution is a convenient effect of outsourced manufacturing. A paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year found that once it was taken into account, developed countries’ apparent 2%...

A New East Asian Import: Ozone Pollution

China has long been known for its exports as Chinese goods and labor are spread throughout the world. Now, another Chinese export is making headlines, as air pollutants from East Asia are found at the ground-level in the Western...

An Upside to China’s Air Pollution

The New York Times brings us a rare piece of good news related to China’s environmental situation: A storm of yellow dust darkens the skies above Beijing, an increasingly familiar phenomenon blamed on the disappearance of...

EU Plans to Clamp Down on Carbon Trading Scam

In the Guardian, Damian Carrington describes Chinese companies’ gaming of the EU Emission Trading Scheme, and European proposals to combat it: The use of carbon permits from industrial gas projects in China could be banned...

China’s Journey to the Dark Ages

An new report from the United Nations Environment Programme gives an alarming picture of the effects of air pollution in China and South Asia. In China alone, air pollution has caused $82 billion in economic losses, the report...

Rising Threat – John Boudreau

An article from Inside Bay Area shows China as a super-polluter whose soot, mercury, and dust are migrating “6,000 miles across the Pacific to California” and questions
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