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Urban Refugees Leave Pollution, City Life Behind

As the China expat twittersphere convulsed in response to Tudou co-founder Marc van der Chijs’ explanation of ‘Why I’m leaving China’, Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz described middle-class Chinese...

China’s Looming Conflict Between Energy and Water

China’s growing thirst for energy is driving increased exploitation of inland resources. At Yale Environment 360, Christina Larson examines the environmental implications of China’s ‘West-to-East Coal-Power...

Water Woes In Kazakhstan

China Dialogue has a fantastic slideshow and article from freelance journalist Jack Carino on the nasty effects of Chinese water consumption on Central Asia. See the full slideshow here. From the article: On the upstream side is...

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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