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China Announces Plans to Tax Carbon Emissions and Clean up Air Pollution!

China Announces Plans to Tax Carbon Emissions and Clean up Air Pollution!

Image: © John E. Williamson Not long after reports of China's unearthly pollution dominated headline news, the Ministry of Finance has published plans to tax carbon emissions. The idea of a carbon tax

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Wind Power Surpasses Nuclear Energy in China

Wind Power Surpasses Nuclear Energy in China

Photo via Shutterstock Wind energy has surpassed nuclear power to become the third largest energy source in China. The country's Wind capacity has grown rapidly over the years, and in 2012 China's wind

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China Introduces New Fuel Emissions Standards in Wake of Record-Breaking Smog

China Introduces New Fuel Emissions Standards in Wake of Record-Breaking Smog

Record-breaking pollution in Beijing and environmental problems across China have forced the government to issue a timetable for oil companies to meet new standards for cleaner fuel. The laws focus on

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First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

Aedas recently announced the completion of the first phase of its seaside eco-resort at Huidong, Guangdong, China. The natural setting of this seaside town, located 40 miles from Shenzhen, is the perfect

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Photos Capture the Staggering Air Pollution Plaguing China

Photos Capture the Staggering Air Pollution Plaguing China

 Image: © John E. Williamson Just a couple of days ago we reported on the incredible blanket of pollution overtaking the city of Beijing. The problem has plagued the city for more than

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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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Sure Architecture’s Perforated Yinchuan Exhibition Center Reflects Islamic Architecture in Northwest China

Sure Architecture’s Perforated Yinchuan Exhibition Center Reflects Islamic Architecture in Northwest China

Sure Architecture's Yinchuan Exhibition Center is designed to unite the Chinese and Arabic Axis while also functioning as a premier cultural institution. The building's perforated facade features carved

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China is Responsible for Almost Half of Global Coal Consumption

China is Responsible for Almost Half of Global Coal Consumption

Photo via Shutterstock As over 30 million residents of Beijing experience record-breaking levels of hazardous smog, the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s latest report shows that China

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iGreen: Giant Sphere Made From Thousands of Recycled CDs and DVDs Coming to China

iGreen: Giant Sphere Made From Thousands of Recycled CDs and DVDs Coming to China

In China, someone's old music collection is getting a second chance at life. MINIWIZ Sustainable Energy Development Ltd recently announced plans to build the iGreen, an aviation museum featuring a 5D

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Steven Holl Architects Unveil Green-Roofed Ecology and Planning Museum for Tianjin Ecocity, China

Steven Holl Architects Unveil Green-Roofed Ecology and Planning Museum for Tianjin Ecocity, China

The project consists of two museums; the Ecology museum will be connected via a high-speed tram to the central business district of the Ecocity itself, and will focus specifically on Earth to Earth, Earth

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Stunning Ice Castles Dazzle Visitors at the 2013 Harbin Ice Festival in China

Stunning Ice Castles Dazzle Visitors at the 2013 Harbin Ice Festival in China

Decorated using traditional lanterns and modern lasers, the buildings at the Harbin Ice Festival change every year - and the 2013 festival features a fantastic array of projects. The festival takes place

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Developer Pirates Zaha Hadid’s Latest Design in China, and Copycat May Open Before the Original!

Developer Pirates Zaha Hadid’s Latest Design in China, and Copycat May Open Before the Original!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Zaha Hadid may not agree with this pirated project. Her original design is a complex of three pebble-shaped curvilinear volumes, in true

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Steven Holl Completes Construction on LEED Gold Sliced Porosity Block in China

Steven Holl Completes Construction on LEED Gold Sliced Porosity Block in China

Located in Chengdu, Holl took inspiration from historic local poet, Du Fu, who wrote of Three Valleys. With this poem in mind, Holl created three plaza levels that represent the valleys and time, each

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World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China

World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China

Photo via Shutterstock Today China officially unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line! The 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) railway connects Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and

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China’s Snow World Festival Opens With Amazing Displays of Ice Architecture

China’s Snow World Festival Opens With Amazing Displays of Ice Architecture

Jilin Province's annual ice festival just opened with a flourish of frosty sculptures in all shapes and sizes. One standout of ephemeral architecture is a detailed fairy castle with a hint of the Chinese

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China’s Christmas Light Recycling Plants Process 20 Million Pounds of Lights each Year

China’s Christmas Light Recycling Plants Process 20 Million Pounds of Lights each Year

One person’s broken strand of Christmas lights is another's treasure - and the Yong Chang Processing company in Shijiao, China is where cast-off holiday decorations go to be transformed into new

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Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

A dazzling LED flower chandelier has blossomed in Wujin, China, brought to life by Studio505 at the Lotus Conference Center. The colossal structure is a beacon of light for visitors, standing at a

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Meixi Lake City: Kohn Pedersen Fox Designs a Water-Centric Pop-Up City for China

Meixi Lake City: Kohn Pedersen Fox Designs a Water-Centric Pop-Up City for China

According to KPF designers assigned to the Meixi Lake project, this pop-up city will be "an experiment in future city planning." Focused around a 40 hectare, man-made lake—rather than a downtown

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China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

Mars image from Shutterstock As more and more (and more) groups announce their intent to venture to Mars, it's perhaps inevitable that we'd see some fairly odd life-sustaining science developing; and

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Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

This single house is all that's left of a neighborhood in Zhejiang Province, China that was demolished to make room for new urban development. The house, a dwelling owned by redevelopment resister Luo

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21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

The constructions vary from city to province, and include a range of projects which have been met with a frosty reception. A controversial archway dubbed "the East Gateway of Suzhou," is still under

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Prefabricated Lotus Hotel is a Resilient Net-Zero Development for China’s Xiangshawan Desert

Prefabricated Lotus Hotel is a Resilient Net-Zero Development for China’s Xiangshawan Desert

Located near the Hantai River 800 kilometers outside of Beijing, the 30,000 square meter Lotus Hotel is comprised of a series of prefabricated steel elements that are fixed in the fluid sands, which

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons.

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Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s Sky Courts is a Sustainable Development in China Made of Bricks and Cor-Ten Steel

Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s Sky Courts is a Sustainable Development in China Made of Bricks and Cor-Ten Steel

Höweler + Yoon Architecture is a multidisciplinary firm that believes in operating between the lines of architecture, art and landscape. The SkyCourts project exemplifies this principal by creating a

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Great City: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Plans For China’s First Self-Sufficient, Carless City

Great City: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Plans For China’s First Self-Sufficient, Carless City

The project envisions a city that avoids the high energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with suburban sprawl. According to the architects, Great City will be developed by Beijing Vantone

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Dom Aquitectura Unveils Green Master Plan to Clean Air and Reduce Pollution in Huizhou, China

Dom Aquitectura Unveils Green Master Plan to Clean Air and Reduce Pollution in Huizhou, China

With respect to the practice of feng shui, the neighborhood is laid out to coincide with energy and air flow. After thoroughly studying the land and climate of the region, Dom Arquitectura chose the

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XishuangbanNa Residence is a Sustainable Modern Bamboo High-Rise in China

XishuangbanNa Residence is a Sustainable Modern Bamboo High-Rise in China

China's massive population needs housing, but Tokamarch Architects have proposed that it's not necessary to construct ugly residential buildings that all look the same. Additionally, they are concerned to

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Sky City: China’s BSB to Break Ground on World’s Tallest Skyscraper in November

Sky City: China’s BSB to Break Ground on World’s Tallest Skyscraper in November

Modular, prefabricated buildings have been catching on in design communities around the world in recent years, but the building techniques are typically limited to low-rise buildings. Chinese developer

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China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

Photo via Shutterstock Residents of Chongqing, China got quite a surprise when they looked out at the Yangtze River yesterday: The river, which usually has a golden-brown hue, had been dyed a deep

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Richard Meier’s Light Filled OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse Opens in China

Richard Meier’s Light Filled OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse Opens in China

The beautiful complex offers members a serene respite from the adjacent metropolis. Forming a natural courtyard, the clubhouse is landscaped with gardens, ample trees, and private garden walks throughout

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