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Panda Power

August 26, 2021

For a creature whose numbers are small and whose natural habitat is tiny, those lovable pandas have played key global roles in conservation, science and even diplomacy.

Video: Elena Songster on Pandas as China's Modern Icon

August 26, 2021

E. Elena Songster's new book links the emergence of the giant panda as a national symbol in China to the development of nature protection in the country.

Pangolins And A Pandemic: The Evolving Chinese Wildlife Trade

August 18, 2021

This article offers a look at China's lucrative wildlife trafficking industry and how the pandemic is driving demand.

Video: Kyle Obermann talks about his work documenting China's wild life

June 18, 2021

Award-winning conservation photographer and writer Kyle Obermann discusses his work documenting the evolution of China’s nature reserves, national parks, and grassroots environmental groups.

Running out of water

April 22, 2021

Freshwater supplies have been shrinking worldwide. How are the U.S. and China coping?

Video: Panelists Look at China's Green Efforts

April 22, 2021

The USC U.S.-China Institute looks at China's environmental protection efforts and the use of data in making and implementing Chinese environmental laws.

Buried in plastic?

April 15, 2021

The plastics industry is global and the task of cleaning it up should be global too.

Video: Panel Discussion on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Action

April 12, 2021

The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted an online panel discussion to examine the economic, environmental, social and political impact China's Belt and Road Initiative has in Southeast and Central Asia.

Joshua Goldstein on Recycling in Beijing

January 21, 2021

Joshua Goldstein talked about his new book looking at the history of the recycling industry in China.

COVID-19 is changing the environment

March 26, 2020

A drop in travel and shuttered businesses has resulted in noticeably cleaner air: China's CO2 emissions are down 25% and satellite images show drops in pollution worldwide.

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