Mongolia, a vast, sparsely populated country almost as large as Western Europe, is at once strikingly poor and strikingly rich. Its GDP per capita falls just below that of war-torn Iraq, and Ulan Bator has some of the worst air pollution ever recorded in a capital city. At the same time, Mongolia sits atop some of the world’s largest mineral reserves, worth trillions of dollars, and its economy, already one of the world’s fastest growing, could expand by a factor of six by the end of the decade as those reserves are developed.
CEF Partner Organization Circle of Blue's Director, J. Carl Ganter, Receives Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation AwardJun 25, 2012
The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that J. Carl Ganter, director and co-founder of Circle of Blue, a team of leading journalists and researchers that reports on water and resource issues globally, will receive the foundation's Centennial Innovation Award.
Ethan Goffman of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy attends CEF's June 14 event and writes about his findings on the SSPP blog.
Circle of Blue’s senior editor reports from the field, literally, as he ends his second week in the rice paddies of rural China.
Circle of Blue reporter Nadya Ivanova starts her second of three weeks reporting in the field from China, where she wonders about the effects of regional development and pollution on farming practices.
Circle of Blue’s senior editor starts his second of three weeks reporting in the field from China, where new infrastructure over the next five years will give a big boost to farming in China’s northeastern HeilongJiang Province.
"Snapshot of Chinese Energy Investment into the United States" examines the potential for U.S.-China partnerships as the two countries strive to resolve energy challenges.
The China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue are undertaking a new round of research and reporting on the water-energy confrontations facing China. The new research will delve into how food and water pollution pressures are also impacting the water-energy nexus. Choke Point: China Part II will also include the formation of a U.S.-China Water-Energy Research Team. This second phase of work is being supported by the Skoll Global Threats Fund, USAID, and Vermont Law School.
China's 3,000 registered green NGOs and 3,000 unofficial groups represent a growing environmental movement in China. Mike Ives describes civil society activism by Chinese green organizations and government responses from Dalian to Zhengzhou.