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

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2015-06-12

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: China issues draft on Environmental Tax   (China Dialogue) China’s State Council released a draft law on Tuesday proposing levying environmental taxes on...

How we took bearing witness to new heights...

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2015-06-11

At Greenpeace, we try hard to stay ahead of the curve and keep an eye out for new technologies that will help spread our message. Here in Mainland China, typical Greenpeace large-scale stunts are out of bounds, so we have to think of...

Up, up and away? It’s not that easy when you live in the shadow of a lead mine.

Blog entry by ada kong | 2015-06-10

This is 7 year old Yang Zhiyi. She lives in Jinding Town, Yunnan province. In September 2008, her blood was tested and found to contain elevated levels of lead. And she’s not the only one.   Jinding Town is located in one of...

Greenpeace: Investigation finds pollution and illness ignored at Asia's largest lead...

Press release | 2015-06-09 at 12:43

Beijing, 9 June 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) investigation has found severe heavy metal pollution and serious health problems at Asia's largest zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Jinding Town, Lanping County, Yunnan. The findings...

One huge reason to love World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Rashid Kang | 2015-06-08

Anyone who has witnessed the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef knows it needs no introduction. Its sublime, other-worldly beauty is as bizarre as it is stunning.  It is the world’s largest living thing, a pulsing structure made up of...

Is anywhere safe from hazardous chemicals? Seven expeditions will find out…

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2015-06-05

If you had to name one place in the world you think is free from the reach of pollution, where would it be? The Alps? Mount Everest?  Some forms of pollution can be seen with the naked eye, but there are other more insidious forms...

Korean Internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-06-03 at 16:24

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple, Facebook...

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