China’s biodiversity fund for developing nations

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Cover photo: UN Environment Program Executive Director Inger Andersen and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu Kunming Biodiversity Fund launched in Beijing. A China-initiated fund aimed at supporting biodiversity conservation in developing countries was launched in Beijing on Tuesday, which is expected to “make a significant contribution” to helping these countries conserve and reverse their biodiversity loss. Witnessed by officials from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment and […]

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China’s biodiversity fund for developing nations

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Cover photo: UN Environment Program Executive Director Inger Andersen and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu Kunming Biodiversity Fund launched in Beijing. A China-initiated fund aimed at supporting biodiversity conservation in developing countries was launched in Beijing on Tuesday, which is expected to “make a significant contribution” to helping these countries conserve and reverse their biodiversity loss. Witnessed by officials from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment and […]

Chinese scientists detect unreported carcinogenic pollutants

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Chinese scientists use AI to detect unreported carcinogenic chemical pollution. Potentially carcinogenic chemicals are prevalent worldwide and going unreported, according to Chinese scientists who identified unknown “forever chemicals” in the environment with the help of machine learning. The non-biodegradable “forever chemicals” – named for their persistence in the environment – became widely used around the world in all kinds of products – including non-stick pans, food packaging, and waterproof and […]

Large Russian solar power plant for Mali

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

BRICS-member Russia’s energy giant Rosatom is building solar power plant in Africa. The Mali government has announced that Russia’s state-owned Rosatom has begun construction of a large solar power plant in the country. This should be seen in the wider context of Mali’s militant rejection of the Western military presence and interference. Mali, a land-locked West African country with a population of 21.5 million joined the Belt and Road Initiative in […]

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Chinese scientists detect unreported carcinogenic pollutants

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Chinese scientists use AI to detect unreported carcinogenic chemical pollution. Potentially carcinogenic chemicals are prevalent worldwide and going unreported, according to Chinese scientists who identified unknown “forever chemicals” in the environment with the help of machine learning. The non-biodegradable “forever chemicals” – named for their persistence in the environment – became widely used around the world in all kinds of products – including non-stick pans, food packaging, and waterproof and […]

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Large Russian solar power plant for Mali

May 28, 2024 CEN_com 0

BRICS-member Russia’s energy giant Rosatom is building solar power plant in Africa. The Mali government has announced that Russia’s state-owned Rosatom has begun construction of a large solar power plant in the country. This should be seen in the wider context of Mali’s militant rejection of the Western military presence and interference. Mali, a land-locked West African country with a population of 21.5 million joined the Belt and Road Initiative […]

Xi-Putin on Environment, BRI and BRICS

May 28, 2024 CEN_com 0

Joint statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation on deepening their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation conducted a state visit to the People’s Republic of China from May 16 to 17, 2024. The presidents of China and Russia signed a joint statement […]

Fishing ban revives Qinghai Lake ecology

May 28, 2024 CEN_com 0

Decade long fishing ban sees significant recovery in ecology of China’s Qinghai Lake. LARGEST SALINE LAKE IN CHINA Once a bustling site yielding up to 10,000 tons of fish annually, Qinghai Lake has seen its ten-year fishery closure initiated in 2021, reflecting a decisive step taken to combat the consequences of over-fishing and to restore its ecological balance. In the vast expanse of China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau lies Qinghai Lake, the […]

China updates biodiversity database

May 28, 2024 CEN_com 0

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has announced that China has released the updated version of the national species database, known as the Catalogue of Life China 2024 Annual Checklist. The list recorded a total of 155,364 species and subspecies, up 6,690 from the 2023 figure. The work on this updated China database began in 2008 with the aim of illustrating the annual biodiversity conditions in the country and fostering biodiversity […]

Climate funding strings for poor nations

May 28, 2024 CEN_com 0

Climate funding: wealthy countries attach strings for developing world. Japan, France, Germany, the United States and other wealthy nations are reaping billions of dollars in financial gains as part of developed nations’ pledge to provide $100 billion a year to poorer countries to help them reduce emissions and cope with extreme weather from climate change. The promised US$100 billion a year is just a fraction of the US$1.8 trillion that […]