While China’s environmental crisis has increasingly been a focus of popular discontent in...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 3, 2013
“Shocking” news emerged last month of Chinese plans to resume hydropower exploitation of the Nu (Salween), Lancang (Mekong) and Jinsha rivers. At The Hindu, Ananth Krishnan reported that three new dams have also been...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 22, 2013
Beijing’s acting mayor has announced an array of new measures to combat air pollution in the city, following heavy smog that seeped hundreds of points off the scale this month. From Xinhua: The capital will take 180,000...
by Sophie Beach | May 22, 2012
Fast Company Magazine recently named Chinese environmental activist Ma Jun to the #1 spot on their list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Christina Larson profiles him for the magazine: An environmental researcher by...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 2, 2012
At Smart Planet, Tom Hancock reports on the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs’ use of Google Maps to catalogue pollution cases: A crowd of blue markers covering the map show the location of each firm, and the...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 16, 2012
Apple has released its latest Supplier Responsibility report, which shows an 80% drop in underage labour and signs of a new and long-awaited transparency. The company also published a nearly comprehensive list of suppliers for...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 29, 2011
Tongxin, near Shanghai, is the site of a factory run by Apple supplier Kaedar. Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz found the villagers initially eager to talk about pollution from the plant, but this changed after local authorities...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 18, 2011
Suzhou authorities have ordered a partial factory closure following complaints from local residents, offering some faint hope of a broader new responsiveness to citizens’ environmental concerns. The plant belongs to one of...
by samuel wade | Aug 31, 2011
In January, a group of Chinese environmental NGOs including Friends of Nature and IPE ranked Apple last out of 29 tech companies in terms of environmental transparency. While the company’s own audits have revealed a number...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 4, 2011
An oil spill which was kept secret for a month while it spread over an area half the size of London may have been larger than anticipated, according to rig operators. From the AFP: “During our cleanup operations in Bohai...
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