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How mining is threatening China’s precious forests: what we discovered

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2016-07-27

Xiuwachu tungsten and molybdenum ore mine (located in the buffer zone of the World Natural Heritage Site). Greenpeace/Xiao Shibai The state of the world’s forests should be of concern to everybody. Forests are not simply sources of...

China must do more to protect its UNESCO natural heritage sites - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-27 at 12:54

Beijing, 27 July, 2016 - A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into China’s remaining Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) [1] has shown that key areas of IFL in northwest Yunnan Province are being damaged by mining activities. Moreover, three of the 24...

We’re spending $3.9 billion on clothes we barely wear

Blog entry by Bonnie Tang | 2016-07-25

The average Hong Kong resident owns nearly 100 items of clothing, rarely wears 16% of them… but still goes shopping 10 times a year. These are just a few of the findings from a recent survey by TNS Global market research –...

Friday five: Northern floods and a landmark pollution case

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-22

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China firm fined for pollution in landmark case [NDTV] China’s first ever public litigation case against a polluting industry for causing air pollution was...

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-07-21

After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

30% of China’s cities see air pollution worsen compared to last spring – Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-21 at 12:32

Beijing, 20 July, 2016 – Air pollution data from 367 cities across China shows that PM2.5 levels worsened in close to 30% of cities in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2015. First tier cities Shanghai and Guangzhou are...

Two steps forward, one step back?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-07-20

A disheartening finding on trends in China's air pollution For at least a year now China’s air quality has been seeing-except for in a handful of western cities -continuous improvements. For the first time, I was able...

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