Red pandas are two species, not one

The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation china nepal pandas

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution china plastic plastic-pollution

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

By Natalie Sherman • bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence china global-trade china-us-relations asia-pacific

Chinese tombs yield earliest evidence of cannabis use

Researchers uncover the earliest known evidence of cannabis use, from tombs in western China.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: china archaeology cannabis

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change china

Is China losing the battle against an incurable pig virus?

Global pork prices could rise sharply as African swine fever decimates China's pig population.

By Leisha Santorelli • bbcnews
April 24, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: china food pigs trade

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau

A comprehensive study assesses the flood danger posed by glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: geology climate-change environment china nepal tibet

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

By Helier Cheung • bbcnews
March 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: china fossils

Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 15, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: china wildlife hong-kong rhinos south-africa

China and India help make planet leafier

There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Feb. 12, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change china trees india

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