China moves to protect its crop biodiversity
A wider range of crop varieties would decrease fertiliser and water use, reduce soil pollution and help insects, writes Liu Xu
Conference on Biological Diversity: what Kunming can learn from Paris
Kunming 2020 requires a paradigm shift for biodiversity governance to ensure countries meet global targets, writes Li Shuo
The human costs of ‘Swan City’
The site of the first large dam on the Yellow River has been transformed into a winter habitat for birds, but at a huge cost to local farmers and communities, writes Ding Xiangli
Developing countries turn away from plastic waste imports
An amendment to the Basel Convention will staunch the global flow of plastic waste, writes Tang Damin
The plight of the pangolin in China
While conservationists in China try to rescue and breed the shy creature, the booming trade in pangolin scales for traditional medicine is pushing it to the brink
China eyes Argentina in global nuclear roll out
Costs, emissions and safety at stake as Argentina and China look set to seal a nuclear power deal
China’s polluted land sold off
Inadequate soil checks by local governments are allowing contaminated land to hit the market, risking public health, reports Wang Chen
How we traced ‘mystery emissions’ of CFCs back to eastern China
The new emissions started in 2013 and have stalled the recovery of the ozone layer
Podcast: The history of overfishing in China
Episode two of 1986 by Sustainable Asia explores the crisis that has led to a 10-year fishing ban on the YangtzeRead on chinadialogue ocean >
Oil exploration threatens Brazil‘s Abrolhos marine park
Brazil allows auction of oil fields near marine protected area against advice of its environmental agencyRead on chinadialogue ocean >
China and a changing energy landscape
The country is making strides with renewables but still funding coal power overseas.
Can Chinese climate policy adapt to new pressures?
The government is contending with a faltering economy, industrial change and renewed growth in electricity demand.