Category Archives: China

Paradox of green.

Article: New York Times Rare earth elements such as dysprosium are increasingly relied upon in the production of so-called ‘green’ components and products.  Much of the supply of these rare earth elements comes from China. The image above of dysprosium … Continue reading

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Govts invest in environment as way out of economic crisis

Article “The high emissions, debt-driven, resource intensive (economic) model is dying,” says Mr de Boer, who heads negotiations within the UN climate convention. “Unlimited growth on a planet with finite resources cannot go on forever,” said Eberhard von Koerber, co-president … Continue reading

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China suggests ‘west’ keeps up technology transfers to tackle climate change.

Article The slowdown in the global economy caused by the financial crisis should not be allowed to hamper efforts to deal with global warming, said Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier, and more technology should be transferred to poorer countries. “It … Continue reading

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Africa: the race to extract natural resources

Article Africa is a big part of the future of natural resource exploration and production. Right now, Africa produces only about 12% of the world’s oil output. By 2012, that could be 30%. No wonder, then, it has become such … Continue reading

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China encourages 2 child policy in cities.

       According to The China Daily the city of Guangzhou is heading towards a demographic and economic disaster because of its rapidly ageing population. In reaction the city has has developed its own policy encouraging families to have … Continue reading

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Electric black cabs planned for London’s streets.

News: Electric black cabs: prototypes planned for 2008.

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UN food crisis task force set up as hunger spreads

  Article The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis. Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring … Continue reading

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