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Environment

The Chinese paddlefish, or Psephurus gladius, dubbed “China’s King of Freshwater Fish,” was officially announced as extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on July 21, 2022.

By July 15, China’s carbon emissions market reached total transactions of 194 million tons, valued at nearly 8.5 billion yuan (US$1.3b), according to China’s Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE).

A decade after China started to explore water basin eco-compensation, the first inter-provincial payments for improvements in the Yellow River basin have been made. Experts hope it provides a path toward incentivizing green behavior

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Distilleries in Maotai Town, known for China’s most prestigious liquor brand, are to be merged to stop the ecological deterioration of the waterways on which its fiery taste depends. Small producers are crying foul

Protesting parents accuse China’s top electric vehicle maker BYD of causing air pollution causing nosebleeds and other symptoms in children, while the company, more successful than ever, insists its operations meet environmental standards

As China passes a new law to protect wetlands ahead of a multinational conference in Wuhan, experts are still concerned that development trumps conservation