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Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January...

2 days ago

CHINA

Beijing records best air quality in five years in 2017

Air quality in China's notoriously smog-ridden capital in 2017 was the best since pollution control measures were implemented five years ago, the Beijing government announced on Wednesday, 3 January...

4 Jan 2018

CHINA

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper - and profits...

21 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project...

22 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa...

22 Sep 2017

CHINA

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater - here's how

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 15 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Better forest management needed for building sustainable agriculture

The key message of the FAO's "The State of the World's Forests" is an urgent need to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry...

25 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Report urges more work to curb overfishing despite progress

Due to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, global per capita fish consumption has risen above 20 kilograms...

11 Jul 2016

CHINA

Chinese market electrifying for 'green' cars

Government subsidies are fuelling a boom in electric vehicles in China, driving hopes for the industry's global future as the world's biggest car market offers economies...

8 Feb 2016

CHINA

The green and the gold: can we soften the environmental impact of the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) just announced that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. There will no doubt be many surprises during the Games, but we already know there will be a substantial environmental toll to locating in Beijing...

By John Rennie Short 5 Aug 2015

CHINA

China air pollution levels fall: Greenpeace

Air pollution levels in China's cities improved in the first six months of this year, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said on Wednesday, 22 July 2015, but remained far worse than global and domestic standards...

23 Jul 2015

CHINA

An emerging renewables superpower: China's climate pledge guns for green growth

It's official. On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, China submitted its emissions-reduction goals to the United Nations, in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit in December this year...

By John Mathews 2 Jul 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Chinese firm picked to help build UK tidal power plant

A Chinese company has been selected to help build the world's first artificial tidal lagoon to generate clean electricity for British homes, the company behind the project said...

8 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

Environmental satellite fails to enter orbit

BEIJING, CHINA: A joint Chinese-Brazilian environmental monitoring satellite launched on Monday (9 December) from northern China failed to enter orbit, state media and experts said. This represents a setback for the country's fledgling space programme.

10 Dec 2013

CHINA

Some bras banned for exams in China

BEIJING, CHINA: More than nine million students packed exam halls across China for the opening day of the country's university entrance exams --with attempts to stop cheating even leading to bans on metal bra clasps.

11 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

CHINA

HSBC extends commitment to Asian rugby

HONG KONG, CHINA: HSBC and Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has announced the continuation of their partnership in support of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations (HSBC A5N), reputedly Asia's premier fifteen-aside rugby competition.

20 Jan 2011

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