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Forbes Quoted the CEF's Infographic about the Environmental Impacts of Chinese Pork Industry

May 17, 2014
In China, where pork reigns supreme – they eat 81 pounds per person – there are now 94 pigs per 100 acres of cropland (in the U.S. there are 20 per 100 acres). And that concentration of animals is causing havoc in the environment. In fact, agriculture now plays a bigger role in causing water pollution than does industry in the country.

Huffington Post Quoted CEF's "Dam Rush" Interactive Map

May 17, 2014
"Dam building has brought China's river ecosystems to the point of collapse."
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Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

May 15, 2014
A new report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” Geoff Dabelko discusses the threats and recommendations from the report.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Quoted at Metro on China's Water Pollution

May 13, 2014
"Agriculture runoffs are the No. 1 cause of contamination, " says Turner to Metro reporter.

Surf and Turf: The Environmental Impacts of China’s Growing Appetite for Pork and Seafood

May 08, 2014
Half the world’s pigs – 476 million – reside in China. Increasingly prosperous consumers are eating fewer grains and demanding a more protein-rich diet, ballooning the pork industry to 15 times its 1960s-era size. In the last 30 years, Chinese demand for meat has quadrupled and China is now the largest consumer of seafood in the world.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Vice News on the new amendments to China's Environmental Law

Apr 29, 2014
In the latest article at Vice News, "China’s Toxic Soil, Air Pollution, and Dead Animals Prompt Environmental Reform," Turner commented on the new amendments to 1989 China Environmental Protection Law (EPL) and Chinese pig industry.

On Keystone, Harper has no one to blame but himself

Apr 28, 2014
"What Canada does next to show the world we’re serious about climate change will have a great impact on our capacity to export natural resources, and on our future economic success. President Obama didn’t owe us a free pass. He was right not to give us one," writes Public Policy Scholar Robert Asselin.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by Radio Free Asia on the latest China Environmental Law amendments

Apr 23, 2014
Jennifer Turner gave comments on the amendments to China's 1989 environmental protection law which was submitted to the country's parliament for deliberation.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Gave a Talk at University of California San Diego

Apr 23, 2014
At this talk, Jennifer Turner, director of Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, discussed the major water-energy-food nexus trends in China and her work on engaging Chinese policy, research, business and NGOs to address these natural-resource choke points.

CEF's latest dam interactive map reported by Quartz

Apr 22, 2014
CEF has recently released its new interactive map concerning the information of dams in the southwest China.

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