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Friday Five: Officials behaving badly and China's ecological migrants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-28

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China environment officials in Xi’an detained for data fraud [Reuters] A shocking reveal this week as Xi’an officials were detained for tampering with air...

Shaking up China’s food system- in Shanghai and beyond

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2016-10-27

Dried flowers of the Sanqi plant   Greenpeace China’s campaign to push one of China’s biggest retailers to purge pesticides triggered food safety reform across the whole of Shanghai. Now we’re fighting to take it nationwide. ...

Xi’an Environmental Protection Bureau caught tampering with air quality readings -...

Press release | 2016-10-25 at 17:41

Beijing, 25 October 2016 - It is shocking and concerning that the Xi'an Environmental Protection Bureau has consistently falsified air quality readings.[1]

Friday Five: Greening coal towns and community activism in Sichuan

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-21

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China's coal capital is going green [Bloomberg] Smoggy steel behemoth Taiyuan, known at one point as the only city with worse air quality than Beijing, is...

Friday Five: Baiji Dolphin spotted and China's invisible air pollution problem

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-14

Chemical pollution in the Yangtze River ‘Functionally Extinct’ Yangtze Dolphin spotted for first time in a decade     [Guardian] A group of volunteers have claimed a sighting of the Baiji Dolphin, one of the more...

Greenpeace finds microplastics in all 5 leading cosmetic retailers : inadequate...

Press release | 2016-10-13 at 18:18

Hong Kong, October 12 2016 - A crowdsourcing investigation by Greenpeace East Asia in Hong Kong, has found five leading cosmetics retailers selling products with microplastics, which has increasingly been proven to be damaging to the environment...

How can we avoid microbeads in Hong Kong?

Blog entry by Suki Yuen | 2016-10-08

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia exposed how the microplastics found in some of our favourite makeup and personal care products are polluting our oceans. Every day in Hong Kong, 4.8 billion microplastics find their way...

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