Beijing philanthropist commits $1.5 billion to conservation.

In China, a culture of environmental awareness is breaking through the smog. And leading the charge is He Qiaonv, one of the country’s wealthiest women and most ardent conservationists.

This Saturday, Oct. 14, in Monaco, He Qiaonv will announce the first step in a $1.5 billion plan that may represent the largest-ever personal philanthropic commitment to wildlife conservation. 

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The end of coal will haunt the Navajo.

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Canada aligning with UK to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity.

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The EPA rips up the Clean Power Plan.

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Bloomberg's charity donates $64 million to 'war on coal.'

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Mr. Trump nails shut the coffin on climate relief.

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US Supreme Court won't hear Don Blankenship's appeal.

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The myth that ‘business’ hated Obama’s clean power plan.

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A dirty power plan.

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Coal war games: How Pruitt and Perry are working the system to save dirty energy.

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