China’s electric car switch to rattle industry, drive up price of lithium

Chinese regulators recently announced that the government is setting up a timetable to end production and sales of petrol and diesel cars. China is following the example of other countries, such as Britain and France, that announced similar moves towards cleaner vehicles in the coming years. Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert with Cornell University’s School […]

Pollution alert in Beijing reminder of high cost of climate change

Chinese officials have issued the first ever “red alert” in the capital city of Beijing with pollution levels described as “very unhealthy”. Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor in Cornell’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has studied global warming for 40 years, particularly the impact of methane gas emissions on the environment. Howarth, […]