Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground By Neil Connor 16 hours ago . View gallery . . Beijing (AFP) – Near Beijing’s $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital’s biting winter and soaring property prices. Ye’s family left behind a 200-square-metre … Continue reading

U.S. environment chief to share air pollution lessons with China

U.S. environment chief to share air pollution lessons with China By Valerie Volcovici13 hours ago The China Central Television (CCTV) building is seen next to a construction site in heavy haze in Beijing’s … By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China can learn from U.S. struggles to reduce pollution as it confronts recent high-profile incidents of poor air quality paralyzing major cities, … Continue reading

hitech trash

High-Tech Trash Will your discarded TV end up in a ditch in Ghana? By Chris Carroll National Geographic Staff Photograph by Peter Essick June is the wet season in Ghana, but here in Accra, the capital, the morning rain has ceased. As the sun heats the humid air, pillars of black smoke begin to rise above the vast Agbogbloshie Market. I … Continue reading

ewaste recycling facility wuhan china

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An employee sorts discarded computers at a newly opened electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, China. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is the fastest growing commodity in the waste stream, with a growth rate five times that of other parts of the business. http://www.chinawhisper.com/the-disaster-of-e-waste-in-china/ Mounds of electronic waste pile up each day in Beijing’s Houbajia village as … Continue reading