Tagged: pollution

Living in China: Shanghai’s air falls below standard 0

Living in China: Shanghai’s air falls below standard

Shanghai has failed to meet a proposed air quality standard for the past five years, according to the city’s environment watchdog […]

Living in China: Major cities suffering months of hazy days 0

Living in China: Major cities suffering months of hazy days

Shanghai and Beijing are among a number of major Chinese cities which experienced “hazy” days for up to half of last year […]

Living in China: Shanghai air quality takes unhealthy turn 0

Living in China: Shanghai air quality takes unhealthy turn

Shanghai’s air quality deteriorated significantly in the first half of 2011, said a report released by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection […]

Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED 0

Watch Natalie Jeremijenko’s “The art of the eco-mindshift” talk at TED

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more […]

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION 0

Shanghai World Expo: BRAZIL PAVILION

The Brazil Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo shows off the cultural diversity and dynamism of Brazilian cities with the theme “Pulsing Cities: Feel the Life of Brazilian Cities” […]

Living in China: Report Shows Severity of Pollution 0

Living in China: Report Shows Severity of Pollution

China’s government unveiled its most detailed survey ever of the pollution plaguing the country, revealing that water pollution in 2007 was more than twice as severe as official figures that had long omitted agricultural waste […]

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China, Technology, Development and the Environment: Photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China”

To give us some perspective on the massive social and economic impact of pollution throughout China, Shanghaiist turned to photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China” project. Lu won this year’s $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography from the Asia Society in New York. His project documents families, farmers, industrial districts, rivers, the countryside, cancer patients, children; anyone and everything affected by pollution across China […]

China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009 3

China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009

China’s energy consumption to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.35 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement recently. The decrease compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: World Bank injects $200 million for China’s urban environment 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: World Bank injects $200 million for China’s urban environment

World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a loan to China –$200 million to support the Shanghai Urban Environment Project […]

Living in China: Air Quality in Beijing is… well… depends on whom do you ask 1

Living in China: Air Quality in Beijing is… well… depends on whom do you ask

Associated Press has got the news on a recent report which claims that Beijing’s air worse than at past Olympics, while Just ten days later, Xinhua News just boasted about how Beijing records best air quality in nine years […]