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China Cracks Down on Water-Polluting Industries

Beijing plans to close numerous small-scale enterprises to clean up its water supply.<p>BEIJING—China plans to close numerous small-scale enterprises in nearly a dozen industries, including dyeing plants, oil refineries and pesticide producers, in an effort to clean up its water supply.<p>The goal is to …

Inside China’s grand plan to fight water pollution

BEIJING (Caixin Online) — The government’s recently released plan for water pollution sets ambitious goals for cleaning up the country’s heavily …

China’s Big Parade Rains on Iron-Ore Market

Beijing orders steelmakers to switch off as it pushes for clear skies at its World War II parade next month<p>SYDNEY—A parade planned in China to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is the latest threat hanging over the depressed global iron-ore market.<p>Beijing has invited many world …

China needs further action to stop water pollution: vice premier | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China faces a “formidable task” to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritize the environment over economic development at all cost, vice premier Wang Yang said.<p>A polluted river flows past a workshop that is used for recycling …

China's Air Pollution Is So Awful You Can See It From Space

NASA captures a 750-mile trail of haze on camera.<p>Just in case you'd gotten used to those now-ubiquitous photos of smog-choked Chinese cities, NASA has managed to up the ante with the image up above: yes, that's China's air pollution, as seen from orbit.<p>The image was snapped by the space agency's …

China's War on Pollution Is Gaining Traction

Beijing just announced that it will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. This welcome step, carried out as part of China's national Air Pollution Action Plan, is the latest evidence that China is putting teeth into its …

How China Is Taking Major Steps to Control Shipping Air Pollution

In a series of announcements over the weekend and on Monday, the Chinese government took several important steps to control emissions from shipping activities, which until now have been virtually unregulated. Vessels and ports are major sources of the severe air pollution choking many coastal …

China wants to build a solar power plant in space to solve its pollution problem

But one key aspect of Asimov's tale may soon become a reality—the space solar power station, which supplies energy to the planet and becomes a key driver in the story when a solar storm seems to threaten the safety of Earth.<p>In an effort to mitigate pollution in its coal-based economy, China plans …

under the dome:Chai Jing investigaiton of smog in China.(Full English translation.)

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Some Syrians fleeing not just civil war, but LGBT persecution

Twenty-six-year-old refugee Nader fled his home in Homs, Syria, more than four years ago. He’s traveled through Egypt and Jordan and finally he landed in Turkey, where he is seeking asylum.<p>Nader fled from the threat of being killed in the ongoing civil war, but he also left Syria because he feared …