The furious growth of China fueled by burning coal takes a toll on health and the environment
The cult of the car is growing in China, along with its attendant environmental woes
Despite a reputation for environmental friendliness—and official pledges—the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are already taking an environmental toll
Smoky Home: Cleaning Up Indoor Air with Human Waste
The secret weapon in the fight against indoor air pollution—and deforestation—in China might be decomposing human waste
Beijing Olympics: BMX Bikers Search for Gold on Laoshan Mountain
This year's summer games mark the first time bicycle motocross will be held as an Olympic event
There Are More Boys Than Girls in China and India
Preference for sons could spell trouble for China and India
Inside China: Science, Technology, Energy and the Environment
Former Washington Post Beijing bureau chief, Philip Pan, author of Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China, discusses the science, technology, environment and culture of China with Scientific American 's David Biello, who recently spent almost a month reporting from the country...
Is China's Pollution Poisoning Its Children?
Epidemiologists find molecular clues to air pollution's impact on youngsters
China's Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental Catastrophe?
Even the Chinese government suspects the massive dam may cause significant environmental damage
China Sacks Plastic Bags
Ban could save 37 million barrels of oil and alleviate "white pollution"
Beijing's Building Boom [Slide Show]
As China prepares for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, its capital has become a center of construction—and air pollution
The Changing Fortunes of Wild and Captive Animals in China [Slide Show]
A tale of the continuing collision between the needs of traditional Chinese medicine and Western sensibilities
Is China's Great Wall Visible from Space?
Though it stretches for some 4,500 miles, the ancient Chinese fortification is not as visible from orbit as modern desert roads
Another Asian Export: Stronger Pacific Storms
The tiny particles spewed by Asian industry have been strengthening storms over the Pacific for the last decade
Future of Popular Chinese Herbal Medicine Up in the Air
Demand soars, populations dwindle of caterpillar fungus used to treat everything from cancer to erectile dysfunction
China's Cyber Attacks Signal New Battlefield Is Online
Although a cyber war has yet to be declared, there have been plenty of online skirmishes
New E-Waste Standards: Junking Electronic Gadgets without Trashing the Planet
Voluntary efforts by manufacturers are beginning to eliminate some of the most toxic compounds in e-waste
World's Top 10 Most Polluted Places
Russia, China and India contain the most areas where toxic pollution and human habitation collide with devastating effects
China's Efforts to Make the Olympics Green
What is China doing to make the Olympics green?
China's Big Push for Renewable Energy
China is now the world's workshop for wind and solar power. But can they reach their own ambitious goals for renewable energy?
Back to the Future: Harnessing the Power of the Yangtze River [Slide Show]
A trip down the Yangtze River—home of the world's largest hydroelectric dam—offers a glimpse into China's past and future
Sunrise on China's First Carbon-Neutral City
This seaside city aims to reduce--and eventually eliminate--greenhouse gas emissions through a circular economy
Where the Wild Things Were
Four thousand years of humans vs. nature in China