Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

Mar 8, 2015

Environmental issues top major legislative meeting in China

China’s severe environmental problems and government pledges to fix them have dominated the start of the country’s annual legislative meeting as leaders try to ease public worries about air, water and soil contamination that threaten to derail the country’s economic rise and cast doubts ...

Feb 18, 2015

Britain approves world's largest offshore wind farm

Britain’s energy ministry has approved the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind project, the world’s biggest offshore wind park, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The project, located in the North Sea, is being led by Forewind, a consortium comprising SSE, RWE, Statkraft ...

Feb 11, 2015

Is climate change fuelling war?

For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest. Storms, droughts, floods and spells of extreme heat or exceptional cold — all can destroy wealth, ravage harvests, force people off land, exacerbate ancient ...

Feb 2, 2015

90% of cities failed to meet air standards in 2014: China

Nearly 90 percent of China’s big cities failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that was still an improvement on 2013 as the country’s “war on pollution” began to take effect, the environment ministry said on Monday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection ...