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Golden Dream Bay: Moshe Safdie’s Pixelated Sky Garden Apartments For the Coast of China

Golden Dream Bay: Moshe Safdie’s Pixelated Sky Garden Apartments For the Coast of China

Safdie's green-roofed residential development will hold 2,200 condominiums designed as 2nd home residences for families wanting a beach escape and primary homes for families living in Qinhuangdao. The

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China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

China Announces Plans to Make 1 Million Electric Cars Per Year By 2015

Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from

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China to Fund Trans-Continental Railway That Will Rival Panama Canal

China to Fund Trans-Continental Railway That Will Rival Panama Canal

For over a century, the Panama Canal has been used to transport goods from South America's Pacific Coast to its Atlantic Coast. Inspired by such an idea, China is planning on constructing a massive rail

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China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China Planning to Construct a Mega-City the Size of Switzerland

China doesn't do things by halves. Take the Three Gorges Dam for instance - it's the largest hydroelectric project in the world, has cost $39 billion to built and could be responsible for the country's

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China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

They say that imitation is one of the best forms of flattery, so it is exciting to hear that China will hold its own Solar Decathlon competition in 2013. The Chinese event was announced last week after

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China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Gaining Speed in EV Market as Seen at Detroit Auto Show

BYD, which is 10 percent owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a growing enterprise that has already established itself as a leading green automaker in China. Not shy about their aspirations,

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First Solar and China to Begin Construction of World’s Largest Solar Plant

First Solar and China to Begin Construction of World’s Largest Solar Plant

China is currently the world's leader in solar energy, so it's only logical for U.S. companies to gain an edge by collaborating with the powerhouse nation. Recently US-based First Solar Inc. announced

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China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

China Finds Way to Extend Life of Nuclear Fuel 60 Times

The Chinese government just announced they've made a breakthrough in nuclear fuel reprocessing technology that would increase the reuse rates of nuclear fuel by 60 fold. Though nuclear power remains a

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China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

China’s BYD Auto to Debut 2 PlugIn EVs at the Detroit Auto Show

Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --

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China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

It's been an impressive year for Chinese railways as the nation unveiled the world's fastest train and planned rail links from Asia to Europe -- and recently the county unveiled its first fuel cell light

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China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China Claims High-Speed Train Breaks Speed Record

China's high speed rail service has been making headlines for months, breaking speed records, and announcing plans to make rail links from Asia to Europe. However this week, the Chinese rail service is

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China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

It seems that the title of World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm is a fleeting thing - at the moment it is held by Thanet Wind Farm in the North Sea, but soon it could belong to Bohai Bay in China. It is

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China Develops World’s First Solar Powered Air Conditioning Unit

China Develops World’s First Solar Powered Air Conditioning Unit

For anyone that lives in a country with a warm climate, air conditioning is an essential piece of technology making the most stuffy home or office comfortable to work in. Unfortunately powering such units

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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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