Report from the Chongming Eco-island Forum
Delegates from all over the world recently gathered at the Chongming Eco-island Forum. Rifat Kandiyoti was in attendance, and reports here on the Chinese government’s vision of ecologically sound urban planning.
Lead and smoking blamed for rise in hyperactive children
One-third of all children with attention deficit problems can blame their disability on their mothers smoking in pregnancy and on lead pollution, according to an official US study.
$1,000,000,000,000: the cost of capping greenhouse gas emissions
The cost of curbing the soaring emissions of harmful gases that are blamed for causing global warming has been estimated at US$1 trillion by a major study of the cost of climate change.
Which way China?
Dongtan, the world’s first eco-city, is leading the way in urban sustainability. Herbert Girardet hails a pioneering project – planned for Chongming island, near Shanghai -- which could provide a template for future urban design.
Yangtze pollution puts drinking water at risk for millions of Chinese
Worsening pollution in China's longest river, the Yangtze, is putting at risk the drinking water supply to millions of people, according to a new report quoted by state media on Friday.
Malaysia to use satellites to save rainforest
Malaysia will use satellite technology to fight illegal logging and forest fires nationwide in a bid to protect the country's dwindling timber resources, a report said on Wednesday.