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Pacific Environment Welcomes Sun Qingwei as China Climate Coordin

Blog Post | May 30, 2014 | Caroline Dezendorf
China has recently been generating a tremendous amount of news because of its pressing need to decrease air pollution and build a clean energy future. This is a heavy...

A Day in the Life of a River Volunteer in China

Blog Post | May 16, 2014 | Zhao Zhong
Yu Lixiang asked me to meet him on a sunny afternoon in March on the banks of the Xiang River. He waited for me by a bridge where he...

Cleaner Energy for Cleaner Air in China

Blog Post | April 2, 2014 | Kristen McDonald
Air pollution is strongly linked to premature death in China. According to a study by the World Health Organization, it contributed to some 1.2 million deaths in 2010. The...

Did We Learn Anything from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill?

Blog Post | March 27, 2014 | Kevin Harun
This year’s traditional Iditarod dog sled race began, as usual, with great excitement along the snowy streets of my hometown, Anchorage, Alaska. Dogs yelped and cried, straining their harnesses,...

Taking Polluters to Court in China: A New Tool Emerges

Blog Post | March 6, 2014 | Kristen McDonald and Alex Levinson
What do you do when all else fails to stop a polluter in China? Increasingly, local communities impacted by pollution are turning to the courts to settle disputes.  Pacific...

Creating a Strong Polar Code Is Our Priority

Blog Post | March 3, 2014 | Kevin Harun
We all know climate change is having a huge impact here in the northland – and with it the Arctic Ocean is changing rapidly. Arctic sea ice is disappearing...