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Can the rag trade ensure cotton makes the green grade?
Cotton farms consume water and damage soil on a huge scale in China, the world’s largest producer. Can western clothing chains help improve the crop’s dire environmental record?
Huai River’s algal blooms may affect quality of China's water transfer project
The Huai River, one of China's largest, is likely to encounter algal blooms, posing a major ecological threat and potentially harming the quality of water transported along the controversial south-north water transfer project
What were the big stories for China’s environment in 2014?
The main developments for China and environment this year included greater recognition of the soil pollution crisis, a much-criticised reform of environmental laws, and a joint announcement with the US on climate targets ahead of UN talks
Is the world's biggest dam builder willing to change?
Dam-builder Sinohydro has an opportunity to prove that it values its reputation and its role as an ambassador of the Chinese state more than the short-term profits of a destructive contract, says International Rivers policy director Peter Bosshard