China – GBRI
 

For a while now, California has been witnessing a thick blanket of smog. And now scientists have found the main reason behind it – air pollution in China. Yes, you read that right! Apparently, pollution doesn’t need a visa to travel from one country to another. A new report has found that pollution is traveling […]

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Almost six years ago, the Chinese government adopted stringent policies to tackle the problem of particulate air pollution like limiting the number of cars on the roads and shutting down or replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas. The efforts bore fruit and PM 2.5 concentrations in eastern China fell by almost 40%. However, based […]

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Much to the alarm of animal conservationists, China reversed a 25-year old ban on the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine on Monday. It should be noted that both the animals fall in the list of endangered species and already face the threat of extinction. China’s State Council said the ban, enacted in […]

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Maxim’s, Hong Kong’s largest restaurant chain, has been the target of several animal conservation groups for years over serving shark fin dishes to customers. Despite the chain’s claims to remove shark fin from all à la carte menus by 2017, an investigation revealed that its restaurants continued to serve shark fin in under-the-counter menus. Now, however, the […]

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The North China plain is one of the most densely populated regions in the world and is also agriculturally very important for the nation. A new study has found that if we are unable to control climate change, this region would face the deadliest heatwaves by the end of the century that might render it […]

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A new investigation has revealed that plastic foam manufacturers in China are responsible for the massive spike in illegal emissions that are destroying Earth’s ozone layer. Although scientists had been able to track the source of CFC-11 emissions to somewhere in East Asia, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non-governmental organisation, has now identified widespread use […]

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