美国研究人员表示中国经济发展造成的环境负面影响已经跨越了国界。他们担忧随着中 国消耗更多的石油燃料，其在跨太平洋地区造成的污染可能明显上升。这将会影响 人类健康，恶化空气质量，改变气候模式。
China’s growing pollution reaches beyond its borders
The environmental impact of China's breakneck economic growth is being felt well beyond its borders. As China consumes more fossil fuels, US scientists worry that a sharp increase in trans-Pacific pollution could affect human health, worsen air quality and alter climate patterns.
Stonification threatens endangered plants in southwest China
Environmental damage has led to “stonification” – the gradual exposure of stones caused by the deterioration in soil quality – and is endangering over 100 species of plant-life in the southwest province of Guizhou, according to an article in the Peoples’ Daily.
'Green' fund promotes sustainable development
Sustainable development in China received a boost earlier this year when the Bank of China launched the Sustainable Growth Equity Fund, the country’s first socially responsible investment (SRI) fund.
Energy giants remain hooked on non-renewables – Friends of the Earth
Corporate PR campaigns pitch energy giants Shell and BP as clean and green, according to Friends of the Earth (FOE), but this is a cover story for their financial accounts, which show that close to 70% of their capital investment is poured into exploration for oil and gas.
China and Russia expand co-operation in logging
China and Russia are preparing to work more closely together on projects in the forestry industry, including the leasing of 1 million hectares of forest in Siberia for Chinese logging.
Power struggles: Nukes to go back on the menu?
Twenty years on from Chernobyl some advocates of nuclear power describe reactors as a source of “green” energy. Environmentalists disagree, but the US, Russia and China are all poised to renew their interest in the industry. Here, Rob Edwards explores the pros and cons.
China to publish information on drinking water safety
Information on water quality will be made public according to the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Officials announced the move to journalists on Friday and will, they say, empower citizens to decide whether or not water is safe to drink.
Rising temperatures threaten US beauty spots says report
Yosemite, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks are amongst twelve US beauty spots whose eco-systems are at the greatest risk of climate change according to a newly released report.