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China Battles a Worrying Case of Air Pollution

December 18, 2013 / No Comments

If you are already used to pollution ridden images of Beijing and Shanghai, here is something different .. NASA’s terra satellite has now taken pictures of the pollution ridden stretch between the two cities. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer seems to have distinguished perfectly between clouds and pollution. The brightest areas are clouds and the dim ones, clouds. Rudolf Husar, director of ...

Snail Man in China Carries Home Around

August 30, 2013 / No Comments

A traveling salesman in China is living in a mobile house, and he even carries it with him wherever he goes. Believe it or not, this has been happening for the last five years! The man, Liu Lingchao, who has been carrying his shelter with him, makes a living by selling plastic bottles and cans collected from the streets. When he ...

China Set to Impose Pollution Tax in Beijing

June 3, 2013 / No Comments

China’s Beijing is polluted more than you think. And, before things run beyond repair, the Chinese government is planning to intervene. The administration is set to impose an automobile-pollution refueling tax soon. If that happens, Beijing will acquire fame of being China’s first city to implement such a pollution tax. When the tax comes in to play, the gas tax ...

Smog Blankets City of Beijing

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Just a few days ago, the city of Beijing and other parts of China faced the peculiar problem of thick smog blanketing the atmosphere. The problem started more than two weeks ago, but during the last few days, pollution levels have increased. According to air quality index reading, the pollution level has increased 40 times the recommended safety levels. It rates ...

Qoros Hybrid Car to Make Geneva Show Debut

January 29, 2013 / No Comments

Qoros Auto  is a new ambitious Chinese car brand that is making headlines with its new hybrid vehicle. This vehicle will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March along with its first actual production model. Designed by former BMW/Mini styling boss Gert Volker Hildebrand, this cross Hybrid concept features an innovative hybrid drive system that comes with intelligent control ...

Tricycle House is a Home and Garden for the Landless

January 7, 2013 / No Comments

Owning a land is not always possible for everyone, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t possess a house. In  China, where it is very difficult to own land, the Tricycle House is a unique solution. This single affordable family home was designed in order to address the 2012 Get It Louder Exhibition. The Tricycle House is an experiment, which has ...

Volvo C30 Electric Named “Green Car of the Year” in China

July 24, 2012 / No Comments

Volvo C30 Electric has been named the "Green Car of the Year" inChina at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit recently. Volvo Car Corporation has in fact delivered 15 Volvo C30 Electric cars to the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) for an open road test-drive project known as EV100 Days. Under the project, qualified drivers will test C30 Electric ...

Electric Bicycle Sales to Touch 47 Million by 2018

May 3, 2012 / 1 Comment

It looks like e-bikes are in for some good times. Pike Research has forecast that electric bicycle sales would touch 47 million by 2018. The prediction has also indicated that a majority of these e-bikes - 42 million to be precise - would be riding to China. Pike Research had compiled another prediction that includes electric bikes as well as electric ...

High Investment in Clean Energy Sector

February 25, 2011 / No Comments

The latest report on clean energy quotes the words the head of a United Nation's green economy initiative on Wednesday and says that Brazil, China and India are expected to fuel global investments in clean energy in 2011 that are expected to reach $240 billion.

China Bans Animal Circuses; Warns the Zoos to Stop Abuse Against Animals

January 24, 2011 / 1 Comment

China government has come up with a new animal welfare law that will ban animal performances at zoos and other attractions, and bans zoos from serving dishes made from rare animals. The new law will be encouraged by the animal welfare activists across the country as there are some abhorrent activities existing against the animals there.