It&aposs a big, confusing, messy and draws on NPR correspondents around the globe to connect the dots and make sense of it all. Want to know more? Check out . Questions? You can connect with host Greg Myre and the rest of the Parallels team .Lan says she decided to put her son&aposs health first, although it meant sacrificing career, education and other prospects and resources in which Beijing has a clear advantage over the rest of the country.
The price spike developed after the government pushed mines to accelerate the shutdown of surplus production capacity. The abrupt cuts forced regulators to reverse course and order more output when stockpiles shrank before winter heating season began.
Two-hundred kilometres east of Beijing, they erected a metallic forest of emissions towers that belch exhaust and soot. During one severe episode in February, the air grew so thick that residents could no see across their narrow streets and workers got lost on the way home.351 King Street East, Suite 1600, Toronto, Canada, M5A 0N1
Shen takes some comfort from the fact that the government responded to his request within the time specified by Chinese law, but he wants to see the government release more information in the future. Next, he would like China&aposs legislature to form a special committee to investigate the problem of pollution, but that&aposs a power China&aposs legislature, the National People&aposs Congress, has never used.
Paradoxically, China achieved the role of main energy financier by heavily investing in coal projects in developing nations needing cheap power that were turned away by the West. After major multilateral investment banks (such as the World Bank) decided to move away from coal projects, China stepped up to the plate. As the world’s largest coal producer, Beijing now provides more energy to the global economy than the entirety of the Middle East’s oil production. Unfortunately for the countries on the rec
With the focus of the World Water Week in Stockholm on water & food security, this month we dive deeper Hong Kong’s water security as demand on the Dongjiang River increases across the border. Will the new proposed desalination plant solve our concerns? The Assistant Director of the HK Water Supplies Department talks about the government’s plans whilst Daniel Cheng, Managing Director of Dunwell Enviro-Tech shares his views on the challenges ahead. We also explore the way forward in agriculture o