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Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco’s Chinatown?

Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco’s Chinatown?

Shopkeepers in San Francisco’s Chinatown are still selling black rhino horns, despite recent crackdowns by federal agents. The horns, wanted by practitioners of traditional medicine for their purported

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable land, terraced

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Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

Last Wednesday, a series of explosions caused massive destruction in Tianjin, China, and left over a hundred dead. Now, days later, levels of deadly cyanide pollution are sky-high and many have been

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China’s smog kills 4,000 people every day

China’s smog kills 4,000 people every day

We all know that pollution in China is bad, but we didn't know it was this bad. A new study has found that air pollution is killing about 4,000 people per day in China. Using newly available data,

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China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

China reveals knockoff of Chicago’s famous Bean sculpture

Chicago’s Bean, known formally as Cloud Gate, is a 110-ton liquid mercury-inspired sculpture completed in 2006 by British artist Anish Kapoor. China’s new installation bears a striking resemblance to

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China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

While environment-related headlines regarding China often focus on the devastating smog that coats major cities in the nation, there's reason for optimism where their energy-future is concerned: namely,

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Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

The colossal 2,100 square meter factory has become a testing ground for a number of green ideas. Within the confines of the space, the studio preserved the original factory features, such as old walls,

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal exhibition space is

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Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Word on the street from a China-based Tesla rep is that the upcoming Model X will be available for sale in China as soon as next summer. The all-electric SUV with amazing falcon wings hasn’t even rolled

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3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

For much of the 20th century, the existence of the Philippine forest turtle was little more than a myth, fueled by a spare handful of specimens. But in 2001, a survey of the Palawan islands uncovered

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Walmart is selling “Made in the USA” goods that are made in China

Walmart is selling “Made in the USA” goods that are made in China

When shopping at Walmart, that made in the USA t-shirt might not be so US-manufactured after all. According to Truth in Advertising, the company's website contains over 100 items that fail to meet both

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and the health of our

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The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is one of the most awe-inspiring manmade structures in the world. Paradoxically, people are noticing that it is showing signs of decay and collapse at the hand of its maker. The

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Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

These multi-functional pavilions look like a floating village in Songyang County in China. The cluster of open-plan structures was built in only eight weeks using locally sourced bamboo topped with

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China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is a land known for its beauty, but also a lack of practices by which to protect that beauty. The times are a’slowly changing, though, and Chinese officials are making a commitment to protect at

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Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners

Central China’s most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners

Central China’s most populous city will soon be home to a highly walkable and livable urban paradise. Foster + Partners recently received approval for their masterplan of Yuexiu International Financial

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Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

The China sinkhole was naturally formed as a result of the region’s karst processes, in which the humid climate of Hubei’s Xuanen county triggered the chemical dissolution of the carbonate landscape.

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China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out the legal manufacture and sale of ivory. Conservation groups have applauded the measure as the single greatest effort in the fight to “save

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Retirement home in China emphasizes communal living in a natural setting

Retirement home in China emphasizes communal living in a natural setting

Though many in China choose to forget much of the Cultural Revolution, architects Atelier Alter have used lessons from the period to inspire the design for a senior's home in the city of Nanning. People

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

World’s tallest and longest glass bridge announced for China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Hunan Province in China has commissioned Israeli firm Haim Dotan to design a completely transparent bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. The structure, meant to be built out of glass, would span

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China threatens to slice through the Amazon with a 3,300-mile rail network

China threatens to slice through the Amazon with a 3,300-mile rail network

China is floating plans to build a 3,300 mile railway network in South America, jeopardizing one of the most critical and bio-diverse ecosystems on Earth. Next week China's Premier Li Keqiang will move

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PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use development in Dali, China

PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use development in Dali, China

PWD Architecture sought to create a complex that would celebrate the site’s natural beauty. Thus, the architects designed largely in section to optimize natural daylight and ventilation conditions, as

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Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple has announced the next phase of their plans to protect the world’s environment. The iPhone maker is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests from which the

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China’s World Expo pavilion demonstrates how cities and nature can exist in harmony

China’s World Expo pavilion demonstrates how cities and nature can exist in harmony

China has completed their Milan Expo 2015 pavilion on time and it is gorgeous. Designed in collaboration between the Academy of Art & Design at Tsinghua University and New York-based Studio Link-Arc, the

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the world. In the first,

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was recently used in 'The

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China’s massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China’s massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

If you’ve seen images of the tar sands tailings ponds and couldn’t believe your eyes, hang onto your seats because this massive toxic lake in China puts Canada’s oil patch to shame. To witness the

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Solar Impulse lands in China to share messages about clean energy

Solar Impulse lands in China to share messages about clean energy

Solar Impulse 2 landed in China on Tuesday, bringing a strong message about the importance of clean energy and sustainability to a country with major environmental issues. As we follow the epic

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China’s petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

China’s petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

In an earthquake-ravaged village in the Yunnan Province of China, architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere built the Pinch library, a wave-roofed community center that doubles as a play structure and a

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World’s tallest prefab tower is now complete in China

World’s tallest prefab tower is now complete in China

As reported by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger, Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) has just completed the world's tallest prefabricated building: a 57-storey tower in Changsha, China. The tower, which provides

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