From AP: Beijing’s notoriously dirty air was cleaner during last summer’s Olympic games, but pollution levels were still much worse than at recent Olympics, despite a massive Chinese cleanup campaign, a new report...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 31, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal: Underground water levels in Beijing are rising this year, reversing a nearly decadelong decline, in part because of conservation efforts tied to the Olympics. Aquifer levels in the Chinese capital...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 20, 2008
NPR reports on the consequences for workers as their industries are shut down temporarily to clean up Beijing’s air during the Olympics: But the massive cleanup effort for the Olympic Games has come at a cost to the local...
by Liu Yong | Jul 11, 2008
From The Wall Street Journal: Chinese officials defended the accuracy of pollution data and reaffirmed their ability to make the Beijing Games a “green Olympics,” even as the capital remains mired in gray haze less...
by Liu Yong | Jun 27, 2008
From AFP: China’s pledge of a “Green Olympics” has taken on a worrying meaning at the sailing-venue city of Qingdao, where an algae bloom has coated the coastline, according to witnesses and Chinese media. A...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 2, 2008
The Economist is holding a debate over the proposition: “It was a mistake to award the Olympics to Beijing.” The pro side is represented by Gordon G. Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, while Charles W....
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