Environment News

Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

May 27, 2014
China is a country of superlatives and contradictions, especially when it comes to energy – it is not only the largest producer and consumer of coal, but also the largest investor in renewable energy. Since 2010, China has been the world’s biggest and fastest growing market for wind power, which the government has prioritized for its cleaner energy and job creation potential. But waste and poor planning have left many new wind farms idle or disconnected from power grids.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by CTV News on China's Pollutions

May 20, 2014
Turner told CTV that cancer rates in China have increased by 80 percent over the pass three decades.

Chinadialogue Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

May 20, 2014
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.

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.

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