China Breaks Decades of Climate Gridlock
By overturning the principle that the West must decarbonize before developing countries, Beijing has opened the way for real action.
China Is Burning Away Its Ecological Future
Chinese cities have a garbage problem — but incineration is no solution.
Beijing Could Choke The World Or Save It
A new stimulus in China could eat up several of the few years left to avert climate change.
China’s Mekong Plans Threaten Disaster for Countries Downstream
Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging to allow bigger boats as worries of environmental devastation grow.
What It’s Like to Live Where It’s Not Even Safe to Breathe
Locals were once outraged about China's poisonous air — now it’s disturbingly normal.
China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution
Beijing's diplomacy is increasingly green, but its international trade is getting ever more coal-black.
By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.
Smog and the Social Contract
Rising incomes are pretty good at buying quiescence. But what causes people to say: “You can’t buy us off this cheaply”?
The Fog of War Over India’s Polluted Skies
The United States is putting pressure on India to get serious about air pollution. But can New Delhi keep its factories humming and cut smog at the same time?
Don’t Get Caught Up in the Air Pollution Hype
Sure, the haze and smog problems of the developing world are awful. But they have little to do with climate change.