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For China, a new year and a new U.S. ambassador

Feb 10, 2014
The United States has a new ambassador to China: Montana Senator Max Baucus was unanimously confirmed by the Senate late last week. Is he up for the job?
Posted In: China, Ambassador, China's Environment

American pollution: Made in China

Jan 21, 2014
There's a hidden cost to buying goods manufactured in China -- pollution in western North America.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, China's Economy, air pollution

A village, poisoned: the toxic trail of China's coal industry

Dec 19, 2013
U.S. coal producers hope to export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world’s second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That’s generated record levels of air pollution in China, and polluted waterways, too.
Posted In: China's Environment, China, coal

Shanghai shut down by toxic cloud

Dec 9, 2013
As some American kids get a snow day, some Chinese students are getting a pollution day today.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, Shanghai, air pollution

China Eases One-Child Policy

Nov 15, 2013
China to ease restrictions on one-child policy among other reforms.
Posted In: China, China's Politics, One-Child Policy, China's Environment

Shanghai smog: Life in a polluted city

May 17, 2013
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz tells Kai what it's really like to live in smoggy, hazy Shanghai, masks and all.
Posted In: smog, air pollution, China's Environment

Chinese protesters oppose petrochemical plant in Kunming

May 16, 2013
In the latest series of 'not in my backyard' or NIMBY protests in China, hundreds took to the streets in Kunming to oppose a petrochemical plant.
Posted In: China's Environment, China, protests

Pollution boosts clean air industry in China

Feb 7, 2013
Severe air pollution in Eastern China this year has spurred an economic boom for companies making filtration machines, masks, and even clean air 'domes'.
Posted In: China's Environment, air quality

In China, thousands protest against pollution

Jul 30, 2012
Weekend protests about waste from a paper mill near Shanghai are the latest sign of rising public anger over environmental pollution.
Posted In: China, air pollution, China's Environment

In China, concerns grow over environmental costs of Apple products

Nov 28, 2011
Apple remains tight-lipped as its Chinese suppliers reportedly pollute and break environmental laws. Activists hope that putting pressure on the big brand will impact other Chinese polluters.
Posted In: apple, China, China's Environment, public health

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