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Deforestation in UNESCO Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Publication | 2015-10-21 at 14:45

Since 2013 Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) has employed remote sensing interpretation, spatial analysis and field surveys to assess and analyse concerns about the natural forest habitat of giant pandas in Ya’an city prefecture, part of the Sichuan...

Greenpeace – 3200 acres of forest illegally felled in Sichuan World Heritage Site

Press release | 2015-10-21 at 13:52

Beijing, October 21 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has discovered that nearly 3200 acres of natural forest, equivalent to 1814 football (soccer) pitches, in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries have been illegally felled. Illegal...

Friday Five: Ivory Queen Captured, China's 'Sponge Cities' and latest from Tianjin

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-10-16

Chinese “Ivory Queen” captured in Tanzania [Washington Post] A 66 year old Chinese auntie is an unlikely suspect for a black market smuggling kingpin, but reports emerged last week claiming exactly that. Yang Feng Glan (dubbed the...

The New Organic Farmers: the individuals who connect people and the environment

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2015-10-16

Our broken food system We live in an era of broken food production. Most of us have no idea where our food comes from, who plants the crops or what chemicals are involved in the process. The modern world’s food production system is...

367 shades of grey: why China needs a coal cap

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-10-15

Greenpeace East Asia’s air pollution rankings of 367 cities was released today and averages of PM2.5 have dropped by an average of 12.1% across the country. But while pollution levels are still 4 times the WHO recommended safety levels...

Friday Top Five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2015-09-25

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali 2013, photo from APEC 2013 China to have world’s largest carbon trading system China will launch the world’s largest carbon trading system in 2017, President Xi Jinping announced in his...

You Are What You Eat

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2015-09-23

Chinese culture puts a strong emphasis on food. Dining is a moment of sharing between family and friends, and food is seen as a source of health and a representation of lifestyle. But contemporary China is also a place where food...

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