Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists
The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying.
Beijing has been blanketed by another round of heavy smog, this time causing more chaos as businesses reopen and people return after the Lunar New Year Holiday. Over the past eight weeks, the capital has
In China, rapid industrialization has created a toxic environment in urban areas. Emissions from new factories and coal-fired power plants mix into a literal and figurative dark cloud over the country's capital, Beijing. Although the government would prefer to avoid criticism by keeping this issue under wraps, there is a grass roots effort underway to inform the public about air pollution levels and enlist citizens' help in crafting a solution.
Yale Environment 360: Chinese social media and public pressure have pushed pollution up the agenda in Beijing, says environmentalist Ma Jun