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China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

As you well know, a lot of things are made in China, mostly because the cost of producing thing is much lower there than elsewhere. Recently the country has seen a boom in renewable energy manufacturing,

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US and China Invest $100 Million in Energy Research Partnership

US and China Invest $100 Million in Energy Research Partnership

As it turns out, the United States and China are going to walk hand in hand into the renewable energy future. Yesterday, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the two countries have formed the

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China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

China Developing Maglev Train That Can Go 1000kph

Get ready for some high speed transport action - Chinese researchers are currently developing a vacuum maglev train that they believe will run at speeds up to 620 miles per hour. This just a few years

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China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

China Developing Traffic-Straddling Bus That Drives Over Cars

We're all for creative public transportation, but this scheme from Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. may go a little too far. The so-called Straddling Bus looks kind of like an above-ground

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MAGIC MOUNTAINS: Prismatic Inhabitable Hills for China

MAGIC MOUNTAINS: Prismatic Inhabitable Hills for China

Magic Mountains' geometric hilltops are meant to resemble the natural skyline of Chongqing, except that they are composed of glass and steel. The peaks will hold the high density centers, while the lower

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Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Photo by Du Huaju/Corbis Heavy rains have brought water levels at China's Three Gorges Dam to within spitting distance of the massive structure's maximum capacity. Chinese officials have defended the

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A Solar Powered Metallic Cloud Museum for Xiamen China

A Solar Powered Metallic Cloud Museum for Xiamen China

While the museum looks pretty flat, it will actually have three levels since it will make use of the park below and the rooftop as well. The ground floor will have landscaped public space along with

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Driverless EVs Begin 8,000 Mile Journey From Italy to China

Driverless EVs Begin 8,000 Mile Journey From Italy to China

Are driverless cars the next big thing in transportation? A group of Italian engineers are getting ready to send two driverless electric vehicles on an 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China, where they

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Long Tan Park: Cascades of Box Homes Covering the Mountains of China

Long Tan Park: Cascades of Box Homes Covering the Mountains of China

When dutch architecture firm MVRDV started conceiving their plan for 2,700 new houses in Liuzhou, China, one of their primary goals was to protect the city's precious limestone mountains from further

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Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Chinese environmental groups are questioning whether Apple, which has refused to respond to their inquiries, is involved in heavy-metal pollution in the country.

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Green-Roofed Eco City Rises on the Grand Canal in China

Green-Roofed Eco City Rises on the Grand Canal in China

The Grand Canal, which links Hangzhou to Beijing, is the longest canal in the world at 1776 km and also one of the oldest. A new mixed-use project by Allen Jack+Cottier will grace its shores in Suqian

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Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters

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China Building “Biggest Solar Energy Production Base” in the World

China Building “Biggest Solar Energy Production Base” in the World

Construction is in the works for what China is calling "The Biggest Solar Energy Production Base in the Whole World," or more simply, Solar Valley. The base will be a clean energy technology hub that

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Gigantic Flower-Shaped Green Stadium Blossoming in China

Gigantic Flower-Shaped Green Stadium Blossoming in China

Construction is currently in progress on what will be the largest sports park in China, featuring "picturesque and sustainable public spaces" as well an Olympic-size stadium inspired by the local flora

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China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel recently unveiled a set of ecologically crafted "Foam China" and a "Foam Cabinet" at Milan Design Week. Each piece is composed of an open-cell porcelain that looks and

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China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

Photo by Benjamin Lowy China already has the most advanced and extensive high speed rail line in the world, and soon that network will be connected all the way to Europe and the UK! With initial

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China Developing “Combustible Ice” as New Energy Source

China Developing “Combustible Ice” as New Energy Source

Last September, China discovered a large reserve of "combustible ice" on the tundra of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. "Combustible ice" is essentially frozen natural gas - a natural gas hydrate, and is one of

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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China Pavilion Unveiled at the 2010 Shanghai Expo

China Pavilion Unveiled at the 2010 Shanghai Expo

Construction is finally complete on the national pavilion for Shanghai's 2010 World Expo, which is set to start on May 1st of this year. The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, represents

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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MAD Architects Unveil Urban Forest Skyscraper For China

MAD Architects Unveil Urban Forest Skyscraper For China

Inspired by mountainous Chinese landscapes and the traditional villages built their hillsides, MAD Architects has unveiled plans to create a towering vertical Urban Forest. Designed for Chongqing, China,

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Toxic Drywall From China Poisoning American Homes and Their Owners

Toxic Drywall From China Poisoning American Homes and Their Owners

Drywall photo from Shutterstock New homeowners in Florida, Louisiana and Virginia are being forced out of their homes because of toxic indoor air quality. The culprit -toxic drywall from China. Tests

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Dalian Shide: China’s Stunning New Sustainable Stadium

Dalian Shide: China’s Stunning New Sustainable Stadium

Sports fans, get ready for a spectacular new experience - NBBJ recently revealed their design for China's new Dalian Shide Stadium and it's like nothing we've ever seen before. Built as though the stadium

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World’s Largest Solar Plant in China Will Power 3 Million Homes

World’s Largest Solar Plant in China Will Power 3 Million Homes

Arizona-based First Solar announced yesterday plans to construct the world's largest solar plant in Ordos, China. When completed in 2019, the 2,000 megawatt Ordos solar farm will produce enough power to

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BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

The very fabric of skyscrapers is being reinvented now as architects and engineers look to make these dense urban buildings more sustainable. One of the biggest dilemmas they face is allowing for

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Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio recently unveiled a new set of elegantly twisting sustainable skyscrapers that will grace the skyline of Hangzou, China by 2012. Dubbed Raffles City, the design

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Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Although it seems like the media often regards China as the biggest greenwasher in the world, it is hard to dispute sustainable building when pure architectural facts and innovations are involved. The

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China’s Miyi Tower Project Purifies Polluted River

China’s Miyi Tower Project Purifies Polluted River

Riding the wave of new development in China, Studio SHIFT recently won a competition to design a fantastic new landmark in Miyi County. Miyi Tower will sit on the edge of the Anning river as a symbol of

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China’s Spiraling Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

China’s Spiraling Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

Recently Gensler broke ground on a soaring sustainably-built skyscraper that is set to become the tallest tower in China. The slender, elegantly spiraling Shanghai Tower will rise 632 meters, making it

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