China's Green Beat 中国绿色脉搏

Green China, make it happen! 绿色中国, 人人有责!

Tag Archive 'Yunnan'

Hydropower on the Nu River

on Nov 17th 2008

In 2004, there was a plan to put 13 dams along the Nu River, one of the most biodiverse regions of China.  The total output of the dams would surpass that of the Three Gorges Dam, and would be used to supply electricity to Southwest China.  Wen Jiabao put a stop to the projects that […]

Read Full Post »

Bioenergy in Yunnan 云南省的生物能源

on Jul 16th 2008

Yunnan province in Southwest China is a multicultural, beautiful place and a hotbed of biodiversity. Many rural people rely almost solely on firewood for their energy needs of cooking and heating. Over collection of firewood is the most immediate and significant threat to biodiversity in Northwest Yunnan, because of the amount of deforestation and destruction […]

Read Full Post »

Kunming’s No Car Day 昆明的无车日

on Jun 24th 2008

This episode, produced by Kunming Green Sisters Ouyang and Jenny, tells about “No Car Day”. What kind of effect does this once-a-month activity have on the city of Kunming? What do the local people think about it? Watch to find out. 众所周知,9月22日是世界无车日,而昆明是全国首个施行“月月无车日”的城市。自去年9月世界无车日后,昆明就把每月最后一个周六定为无车日。在无车日这天从早上9点到下午5点,共8个小时,主城一环内只对自行车、公共汽车、出租车、特种车辆及其他公共交通车开放。全市公务车一律封存,私家车则遵行车牌尾数为单号的逢单月时可进入一环;逢双月时,则车牌尾数双号可通行。另外,还规定17座以上的客车满座率在50%以上可自由出入禁行区域。 September 22 was “No Car Day” around the world, but Kunming is the […]

Read Full Post »