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Portable ‘Fresh air-bags’ come to the aid of Chinese smog-ridden city

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Portable ‘Fresh air-bags’ come to the aid of Chinese smog-ridden city

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Chinese citizens who aren’t wealthy enough to join the “It’s-too-polluted-so-I’m-moving-away” bandwagon just got another opportunity for fresh air — and this one comes in a convenient plastic bag. An unnamed Chines...

First Lady’s Education Trip to China Employs Soft Diplomacy

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First Lady’s Education Trip to China Employs Soft Diplomacy

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First Lady Michelle Obama is in China this week to focus on education and culture. Students at Beijing Normal School eagerly greeted First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday. Many children here dream of attending univer...

Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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Chinese cities open up green car markets as government battles pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three of China's biggest cities are helping consumers pay for a range of electric cars, heeding calls to encourage the sale of green vehicles that the government sees helping tackle pollution. ...

China overhauls consumer protection laws

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China overhauls consumer protection laws

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top legal body has strengthened consumer rights in the country after it revised the nation's Consumer Protection Law on Friday, the first major overhaul in two decades. The revisions...

Carbon Omissions

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Carbon Omissions

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A new animation about consumption, climate change and wellbeing by PIRC, George Monbiot and Leo Murray. As George Monbiot says... "The carbon cuts we have made so far... have been achieved by means of a simple dev...

Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities. Expected to be up and running in 2020, Tianjin Eco-City ...

No More Questions!

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No More Questions!

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Just occasionally a beautiful little film needs sharing - this brought a tear to my eye... Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. ...

FYE Shoes – Fashionable, Affordable, Green & Responsible Footwear from France

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FYE Shoes – Fashionable, Affordable, Green & Responsible Footwear from France

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Treehugger has this to say about French Company FYE (For Your Earth) Shoe lovers have more and more choice when it comes to buying eco-friendly shoes: Simple Shoes, Worn Again or TOMS are just a few of my favourite...

China tops global clean energy table

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China tops global clean energy table

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China remains the world's leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study has shown. The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010,...

In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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In tragedy, Japan impresses the world

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The Associated Foreign Press carried this story, which PTV though worth relaying to you... WASHINGTON — Despite the horrific scenes of destruction, Japan may emerge from its quake-tsunami disaster with a stronger ...

Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Good news for mouth ulcer sufferers – honey bees produce wax for treatment

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Honey bees could help treat mouth ulcers - thanks to new research into the healing properties of propolis, a mixture of resin and wax made by bees to seal and sterilise their hives. Its use in medicine and food s...

China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China reaches panda ‘target’ number

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China says it has perfected the difficult task of getting giant pandas to reproduce in captivity, a step closer to reintroducing the bears into the wild. Scientists at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center h...

Volkswagen’s new E-BIKE

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Volkswagen’s new E-BIKE

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Here’s a brief glimpse of Volkswagen’s new E-BIKE! It’s a clever new take on City mobility. Shown here at Auto China 2010, this fun and eco-friendly bike is apparently going to become an available accessory for your V...

China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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China’s wind power capacity to grow five-fold by 2020

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Despite China's hard line at the last few Climate Conferences, we hear this news from The Huffington Post and the Associated Foreign Press... "BEIJING (AFP) – China's wind power capacity will increase more than fi...

Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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Global Activities Celebrate Climate Solutions

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On October 10 of this year, known commonly as 10/10/10, people around the world rallied for the environment. In Afghanistan they planted trees, and in China university students engaged in a clean energy competition...

Wealthy American Philanthropists Encourage Rich Chinese to Give Too

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Wealthy American Philanthropists Encourage Rich Chinese to Give Too

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Wealthy Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett say they are encouraged to see that China"s super-rich have enthusiasm for philanthropy. Philanthropy was at the top of the agenda for America"s richest man, Microsof...