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· December, 2013

Stories about Environment from December, 2013

China’s Environmental News in 2013

  24 December 2013

chinadialogue looks back at the major Chinese environmental news stories from 2013: toxic water in China's northern city Handan, thousands of dead pigs in Shanghai River, and the severe air pollution. They also explored why the year of 2013 is an environmental disaster for China. 

River Yamuna Needs Its Own Manifesto

  23 December 2013

Yamuna, the only major river flowing through Delhi is deteriorating in health over the decades. In the recent Delhi Assembly elections major political parties mentioned Yamuna saving plan in their election manifesto. South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (sandrp) blog analyzes these manifestos and suggests that the parties...

Five Surprising Benefits of Smog in China

  12 December 2013

China's state-broadcaster CCTV claimed on December 8 that smog has brought five surprising benefits to China: It makes Chinese people more united, more equal, more clear-headed, more humorous, and more knowledgeable. You can imagine how netizens reacted to such comment. (See ChinaSMACK for more.)

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Artist Project Illustrates “Fear and Folly” of Nukes

  5 December 2013

A map created by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto – 橋本公 – shows all the 2,053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998. According to the CTBTO website that hosts the time-lapse video, the artist created it with the goal of showing “the fear and folly of nuclear...

Hong Kong: Action to Preserve the Tai Long Sai Country Park

  2 December 2013

Facebook campaign group, Save our Country Park, organized a hiking trip to Tai Long Sai Wan on December 1 to show their support to the government's plan to expand the country park protection zone to a local village so as to prevent large private development project destroying the park.

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