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Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:15

Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a 3km evacuation zone. However, the precise make-up of the cocktail of...

Friday top five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-08-15

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Tianjin Explosion: at least 50 dead and hundreds injured in China port explosion [Guardian]   Footage of the blasts that ripped through a port in Tianjin on...

The Beautiful Beast: World Elephant Day

Blog entry by Pan Wenjing | 2015-08-12

Young Asian Elephants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province ©Beijing Normal University In the last few weeks the world has been awakened to the plight of endangered animals and the mostly unnecessary and avoidable dangers they face. The...

BREAKING - Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 2015-08-11 at 16:55

Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace East Asia and others environmental groups.

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

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-08-07

1. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics This day last week Beijing – Zhangjiakou were selected by the International Olympic Committee as the joint hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Beijing bid had faced much criticism due to the...

Searching for Shangri La: Conscientious Villagers and Our Duty

Blog entry by Lei Yuting | 2015-08-06

The Greenpeace Expedition to the Haba Snow Mountain had a mission to determine whether human activities leave their traces in even the most unspoiled and untouched areas of the world. We were searching for the unseeable, the...

The 2022 Winter Olympics: Make it a win for the environment too!

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-08-04

Another win for Beijing! A win for Hebei! And hopefully a win for the environment! On Friday Beijing and Zhangjiakou (a relatively unknown city in Hebei Province, about 200 km north west of Beijing) were named as the joint host cities...

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