China's environment is feeling the wear and tear of the country's three-decade growth spurt. Decisions from a recent high-level meeting are the latest indication that it's no longer all about the economy.
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As nations gather in Poland to hash out a new U.N. climate treaty, a report shows that global carbon dioxide emissions are on track to set a new record -- putting the world on course for the catastrophic changes associated with the highest emissions scenario.
Japan greatly diminishes greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets to the dismay of countries now attending the annual UN climate conference. The announcement, blamed on the Fukushima nuclear crisis, spread a gloomy mood over the proceedings.
China will start shaming the worst-polluting cities by publishing a monthly list in an effort to reduce hazardously high levels of air pollution that have been found to knock off up to five and a half years of life expectancy for residents of northern China.