August 4, 2008 Like many Americans, a small but growing number of Chinese are worried about what's in their food and how it's grown. The farm of a stockbroker-turned-organic-farmer is an example of how some people are taking the problem into their own hands.
July 3, 2008 A vast amount of stinky green algae is threatening the Olympic sailing course in China; more than 14,000 workers are rushing to remove it all before the competition starts in five weeks. Olympic officials are confident the algae will be removed, but competitors are finding training difficult.
May 23, 2008 At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, staffers had been trying to foster environmental consciousness in China, one child at a time. After the earthquake, they put those efforts on hold — and made healing and rebuilding a priority.
May 22, 2008 Found only in China, the giant panda is threatened by extinction, and researchers in southwestern China have devoted themselves to saving the species. The May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province has exacerbated the challenges facing the already fragile population.
April 15, 2008 China is the world's largest producer of coal — and its largest consumer. Engineer Huang Shengchu promotes reducing reliance on this dirtiest of fossil fuels by capturing a byproduct, methane, and using it to produce power. Methane power plants are one of the country's best tools in fighting climate change.
April 14, 2008 Last year, China overtook the U.S. to become the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide. The government is trying to tackle the problem by making all new buildings 50 percent more efficient by 2010. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that nearly half of China's total energy use comes from buildings.
March 14, 2008 China's carbon dioxide emissions are on track to double during this decade, according to a new study. The study finds that China has not only surpassed the United States as the world's largest emitter, but its emissions are growing more than 10 times faster than emissions in the U.S.