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Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy to reduce breast cancer risk

Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after finding out she carries a defective gene that puts her at greater risk of developing breast cancer, urging other women to get tested to see if they may also be at risk.<p>Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie underwent a double …

Great Barrier Reef on the brink as politicians bicker

The federal government insists it is striving to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed "in danger" ahead of a crunch UN meeting, after rejecting …

China admits pollution has caused 'cancer villages'

The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that decades of reckless pollution have spawned a string of toxic "cancer villages".<p>The admission by China's Environment ministry came in a five-year plan on tackling pollution.<p>“In recent years, toxic and hazardous chemical pollution has caused …

Aghast Over Beijing's Air Pollution? This Was Pittsburgh Not That Long Ago

<i>Change takes a long time. Pittsburgh, for its part, did not enact smoke controls until more than a century after travelers described it as hell with the lid off.</i><p>NASA<p>The photographs and measurements coming out of Beijing these days are horrifying. You can see the brown clouds from space, and Chinese …

China’s trash troubles are piling up fast—in fact, they’re forming mountains

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>It’s not just dead pigs threatening China’s waterways. There are also “trash mountains” to worry about.<p>That what the Chinese media has taken to calling towering heaps of trash, like the 23,000-sq. meter pile in Hebei province (link in Chinese) that sits parlously close …

In China, Water You Wouldn’t Dare Swim in, Let Alone Drink

Jin Zengmin was in a betting mood. Last month, the eyeglass entrepreneur from eastern China’s Zhejiang province announced that he would offer a …

Beijing's Pollution, Seen From Space In Before And After Photos

To see how the pollution over much of China increased from Jan. 3 (on the left) to Jan. 14 (on the right), slide the bar in the middle of this image left and right. Both images were taken from space, but 11 days apart.<p>Source: Above images: Mark Ralston (left) and Ed Jones (right)/AFP/Getty …

Carbon Copy: Why China's Air-Pollution Problem Isn't Unique

Bad air is a scourge of many developing countries, not just China.<p>Jason Lee/Reuters<p>Air pollution in China is alarming much of the time, but earlier this year the problem became so acute that it made international headlines. In January, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported air pollution levels of …

Pollution score: Beijing 993, New York 19

Beijing authorities are keeping children off the street, closing factories and attempting to curb traffic. The Chinese media are lashing out at unprecedented smog choking the city and the entire eastern part of the country. The pollution has been so thick that Chinese pollution meters can no longer …

Number of dead pigs found in Chinese rivers rises to 16,000

The number of dead pigs recovered in the last two weeks from rivers that supply water to Shanghai has risen to more than 16,000.<p>The government in …

China pulls 1,000 dead ducks from Sichuan river

<b>Around 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from a river in southwest China, local officials say.</b><p>Residents found the dead ducks in Nanhe river in Pengshan county, Sichuan province, and alerted the environmental department, they said.<p>Local residents and livestock were not at risk as the river was not …

China’s coal plants are squeezing its water supply

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There’s a looming water crisis coming for China’s water-hungry coal plants, according to a new report from Bloomberg New …

China’s air pollution is causing millions of premature deaths and an expat exodus

Residents of China don’t need a weatherman to tell them which way the particulate matter blows. But new research shows exactly how dangerous the country’s air pollution can be, and it’s getting scary enough to send foreigners running for the border.<p>Air pollution contributed to 1.2 million early …

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Chinese protest at planned chemical plant over pollution fears

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the southern Chinese city of Kunming for the second time this month to voice concerns over the environmental …

How half the rice in the Chinese city of Guangzhou was poisoned by pollution

The latest in China’s rolling cascade of food safety disasters comes from Guangzhou—the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, and one of China’s largest cities—where 44% of rice samples were found to contain poisonous levels of cadmium (link in Chinese). That rice was being served to …

In China, food scares put Mao's self-sufficiency goal at risk | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain - possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong’s cherished goal of self-sufficiency.<p>A …

Southern China Tightens Scrutiny on Rice Tainted with Cancer-Causing Cadmium

Quality inspectors in southern China have unveiled the latest results of sample tests after a previous sample test indicated that half of the rice …

China Declares Global State of Emergency: An Urgent Telegram from Taihu

On May 18th, China’s 4th most powerful politician, Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) opened the Second Conference of the (carbon-neutralized) Taihu World Cultural Forum in Hangzhou, a city one hour by speed train …

China unveils details of pilot carbon-trading programme

China has unveiled details of its first pilot carbon-trading programme, which will begin next month in the southern city of Shenzhen.<p>The trading …

China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?

Denise Mauzerall arrived in Beijing this year at a time that was both horrifying and illuminating. The capital was facing some of its worst pollution in recent memory, and Mauzerall, a Princeton environmental engineering professor, was passing through on her way to a university forum on the future …

Disturbing Pictures Of China's Deadly Coal Mines

To combat the recent slump in coal prices, the coal industry is said to have asked the government to restrict coal imports to China through quality control. Some argue that the slump is being driven not by oversupply, but because of a lack of demand.<p>But with China continuing to industrialize at a …

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