Published Nov. 11, 2019 9:30 AM

This article, by Edwin Schmitt and Hongtao Li, draws from an empirical case study of the use of truthiness and obfuscation during an environmental protest in China, to help highlight the complex issues that political ecology faces in the Post-Truth Era. By drawing on empirical data from social media and local interviews, this article documents rising social tensions associated with air pollution and the recent construction of a petroleum refinery outside of Chengdu. The article notes how historical precedent and the obfuscating of environmental information by government officials provided the conditions that led to residents presenting a selection of facts or even false information to support truth-claims that in turn supported their protest against the refinery. 

Published in Journal of Political Ecology, vol. 26, 2019, pp. 579-598

Published Oct. 1, 2019 2:06 PM

Does air pollution spur more popular desire for local environmental protection policies, and are there class differences? New article by Airborne's Ph.d student, Hedda Flatø, in upcoming special issue on Information, Technology, and Digitalization in China’s Environmental Governance.

Published Feb. 21, 2019 3:03 PM

Bryan Tilt's introduction to a special issue on air pollution science and policy. Among other things, the article outlines past trends in the air pollution crisis and examines emerging research to discuss what the future may hold. 

Published in the special issue of Environmental Science and Policy 2019

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Published Feb. 21, 2019 2:55 PM

Anna L. Ahlers and Yongdong Shen asks: How does the Chinese government, on occasion, manage to spirit away China’s immense air pollution problem?  Published 2019 by Environmental Science and PolicyVolume 94, April 2019, Pages 135-142

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Published Feb. 21, 2019 2:36 PM

Can measurements of air pollution stimulate environmental awareness? New article by Edwin Schmitt published by Social Change 8(2) 2019

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Published Feb. 21, 2019 2:26 PM

Article on our measurements of personal exposure to PM2.5 in Quzhou. Published by Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health vol. 29, 2019

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Published Feb. 21, 2019 2:02 PM

An interdisciplinary article about household air pollution in China - a hidden hazard, we argue here. 

Published by Environmental Science and Policy  Volume 93, March 2019, Pages 27-33

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Published Dec. 29, 2018 12:45 PM

Kristin Aunan and Shuxiao Wang are two of the co-authors of this article.

Published Oct. 25, 2018 10:43 PM

We argue that ecological civilization is a world leading socio-technical imaginary. By Mette Halskov Hansen, Hongtao Li, Rune Svarverud

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Published Sep. 23, 2018 2:37 PM

Zhaohui Liu and Mette Halskov Hansen are the editors of this Chinese book about air pollution, written for a general public audience.

Published Sep. 23, 2018 2:28 PM

Dr. Edwin Schmitt has written an article on what it means to live in an ecological civilization. 

Published Sep. 23, 2018 2:27 PM

Yongdong Shen and Anna L. Ahlers are the co-authors of this article.

Published Aug. 9, 2018 5:11 AM

Along with two other co-authors, Kristin Aunan and Shuxiao Wang analyse the impact of household air pollution on personal exposure in China.

Published Apr. 18, 2018 11:46 AM

A recent Airborne article by Rune Svarverud

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:34 PM

Anna L. Ahlers and Yongdong Shen are the authors of this article in The China Quarterly. 

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:34 PM

Xiaoyue Li and Bryan Tilt have co-written an article in The China Quarterly. 

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:33 PM

Mette Halskov Hansen and Zhaohui Liu have co-written an article in The China Quarterly.

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:33 PM

Rune Svarverud and Hongtao Li are the co-writers of this article in The China Quarterly.

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:32 PM

Kristin Aunan, Mette Halskov Hansen, Zhaohui Liu and Shuxiao Wang have co-written the introduction to a special issue on «The Human Dimensions of Air Pollution in China». 

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:28 AM

A special issue of The China Quarterly that includes articles by members of the Airborne project.

Published Jan. 8, 2018 11:40 PM

Shuxiao Wang is one of the co-authors of this article, which was finished during her stay at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

Published Nov. 14, 2017 10:34 PM

This essay focuses on the implications of the latest MEP campaign in Chengdu.

Published Nov. 14, 2017 10:09 PM

This is the subject of a forthcoming academic monograph by Anna L. Ahlers, Mette Halskov Hansen and Rune Svarverud.  

Published Nov. 14, 2017 6:43 PM

Dr. Anna L. Ahlers has reviewed leading economist Ma Jun's book.

Published Oct. 20, 2017 10:46 AM

This is a forthcoming article by Prof. Rune Svarverud.