Massive Coal Expansion in China Means Water Scarcity for Many

A new Greenpeace report entitled 'Thirsty Coal: A Water Crisis Exacerbated by China’s New Mega Coal Power Bases' shows that ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest. This huge amount of water will be used for the water-intensive coal extraction, forcing deterioration of arid grassland and forcing herders to seek alternative livelihoods. Northwestern provinces such as Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Ningxia, where 11 of these coal bases are situated, will see their water supply capacity severely challenged in three years.

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Carbon Repeal July 2014

Video | 17 July, 2014 at 15:13

Long live climate action: groups call for an end to polluting politics. A coalition of groups has called for an end to the government's campaign against effective action on climate change. In the wake of the carbon tax repeal, the group...

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome.

Video | 9 July, 2014 at 10:41

We love LEGO. You love LEGO. Everyone loves LEGO. But when LEGO's halo effect is being used to sell propaganda to children, especially by an unethical corporation who are busy destroying the natural world our children will inherit, we have to...

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Image gallery | 3 July, 2014

What's your energy company really up to?

Video | 19 June, 2014 at 11:29

Paragliders over Leard State Forest

Video | 5 June, 2014 at 10:11

4th June 2014. Two motorised para-gliders have taken to the sky above the Leard State Forest. The gliders are filming the devastation left in the wake of Whitehaven Coal's bulldozing of critically endangered forest. TAKE ACTION: https://www...

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