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New Dump Zone found in China for Toxic Electronic Waste: Japan, South Korea Guilty

Feature Story | 2004-04-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) have discovered that China's new thirst for steel and copper scrap to fuel booming infrastructural growth, is allowing significant quantities of highly polluting hazardous electronic waste to enter...

Chinese consumer loses GE Food labelling case against Nestle but vows to continue

Feature Story | 2004-04-20 at 8:00

China's first consumer court case on the labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food has been rejected on technical grounds. Last year, a young mother from Shanghai, Zhu Yanling, sued food giant Nestle for not labelling the Nesquik which she...

Eastern Promise

Feature Story | 2004-04-07 at 8:00

Take a minute to consider the following. What if the world's most populous nation had the necessity-driven willpower to develop the massive uptake of renewable energy like wind and solar power to offset the catastrophic effects of climate change...

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 9:00

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals. The fan is vain attempt to disperse the highly toxic fumes created by the smelting.

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 9:00

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning of computer waste releases large amounts of toxic fumes.

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 9:00

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near an e-waste scrap yard. The circuit boards will be smelted by hand to extract metals. Smelting releases highly poisonous gases and pollutes the environment.

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer

Image | 2004-04-01 at 9:00

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer waste on the way to scrapping yards.

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