Pollution

Fact Check: Trump Says China ‘Sends Real Dirt Up into the Air’

CLAIM: During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump challenged former Vice President Joe Biden’s argument for returning to the Paris climate agreement by arguing that China “sends real dirt up into the air,” alongside Russia and India, but only “we’re supposed to be good.”

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate against former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates …

China Claims Trade War Hinders Efforts to Control Carbon Emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment claimed on Friday that the trade war between the U.S. and China is making it difficult for the latter to hit carbon emissions targets, even though Chinese researchers claimed just two weeks ago they were well ahead of schedule on meeting their emissions goals.

A man rides his scooter near the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)