Falling Pollution From China Could Hasten Peak Carbon

HONG KONG—China posted its slowest growth in a quarter-century in 2015, official data showed Tuesday, confirming a loss of momentum in the world’s second-largest economy that stands to worry economists worldwide. But some see a silver lining to China’s cooling economy. The country’s carbon dioxide emissions likely fell 3 percent …

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Who Has Planted the Most Carbon-storing Trees? China’s ‘Green Great Wall’ Takes the Prize

HONG KONG — After improving energy efficiency, piloting emissions trading and ramping up renewable energy expansion, China has also been moving on another frontier needed to help ease global warming. According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, the total amount of carbon stored in all …

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Can Environmental Groups and Loggers Work to Limit the Destruction of Tropical Forests?

SUNGAI NGIHIS, Indonesia — At dawn, Peter Ellis leads a group of environmentalists heading into the tropical forests near this remote village on the island of Borneo. They drive for hours. They climb mountains and cross rivers. And finally, their eyes lock on what they are looking for — loggers. …

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