Posts tagged with 'China'
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Rare Earth Minerals Making Hybrid Cars Even Rarer?
Rare Earth Minerals Making Hybrid Cars Even Rarer?
China announced this week that it would tighten production and exports of rare earth minerals – a misnomer for a category of about 15 metallic elements on the periodic table that are, in fact, not actually scarce.  The rarity of ...
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Yellow-Carded Vehicles Banned from Beijing's Streets
Yellow-Carded Vehicles Banned from Beijing’s Streets
To control pollution from a growing population of 3.7 million cars, Beijing today began prohibiting high-emission vehicles from entering the city limits. This latest measure is part of an ongoing plan to improve Beijing’s air quality post-Olympics. While high-emission cars ...
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Eat Your Heart Out, Google. Beijing's Got a Better Bus Map.
Eat Your Heart Out, Google. Beijing’s Got a Better Bus Map.
For foreigners moonlighting in Beijing like myself, navigating the concrete jungle of China’s capital can be quite intimidating. Never to fear: The Beijing edition of E都市 (“E-dushi,” which essentially translates as “E-Metropolis”) is an innovative map providing satellite, two- and ...
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"Earth Bike" Travels Through China
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
A man with a mission travels around China by three-wheeled motorbike, shaped as a giant globe, to educate regular Chinese citizens about the importance of protecting the environment. He said he was inspired to save the earth by watching a ...
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Highlights from TheCityFix DC
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out: LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, ...
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World's Fair 2010: "Better Cities, Better Lives"
World's Fair 2010: "Better Cities, Better Lives"
Via NAC, I see that Shanghai, which is hosting the 2010 World Expo, has declared its theme to be Better City, Better Life. The mostly unnavigable site even has a whole page outlining what this theme means, highlighting the economic ...
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