Posts tagged china green

Video: Can Beijing Clean Up its Air the Same Way New York and London Did?

The video “Fresh Air by 2030” is the latest offering from our partner site China Green, a production of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.

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Video: Sensors Strapped to Kites Search for Clues in Beijing’s Dirty Air

Two U.S. graduate students design kites with sensors that can easily monitor Beijing’s air quality and send data back to the people on the ground.

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Video: What Will Happen If China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Dries Up?

Poyang Lake, normally the largest freshwater lake in China, has been drying up, both because of a lack of rainfall and, more seriously, because of changes to the water flow created by the Three Gorges Dam and Reservoir, a little more than 300 miles upstream. This has led to changes in local climate conditions. In addition, human activities in and around the lake, such as sand mining, have been particularly detrimental to the water body’s ecosystem. Fishermen in the area are finding it increasingly difficult to catch fish. The local bird population has decreased drastically. And during the dry season, the lake is especially parched.

"Poyang: Tale of a Lake," a new video from Asia Society’s China Green project, takes a closer look at the causes and implications of Poyang Lake’s environmental problems.

New Website Tracks China’s Air Pollution in Pictures

China Air Daily, a new site from Asia Society’s China Green project, allows users to view daily photographs of the skies of China’s major cities instead of having to plow through lists of statistical data (but if you like statistical data, it has plenty of that, as well).

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Photographer Sean Gallagher Says China’s Environment ‘Everybody’s Problem’

Beijing-based videographer and photographer Sean Gallagher has been documenting China’s environmental problems from various perspectives since 2006 — covering everything from wetland disappearance, desertification, air pollution, to endangered species like the giant panda.