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Pollution linked to cases of cancer in Changzhou middle school – Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-04-18 at 17:19

Beijing, 18 March, 2016 – The news that nearly 500 pupils in Changzhou Foreign Languages School have fallen ill, some diagnosed with cancer, most likely due to extremely high levels of groundwater and soil pollution in the school’s vicinity, is...

Friday Five: China's hidden pollution problem and rare mouse deer sighting!

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-15

Four-fifths of China's water from wells 'unsafe because of pollution' [ Guardian] Over 80% of water in China’s shallow groundwater wells is unfit for human consumption, according to data released by China’s Water Resources...

Data shows China’s economy is breaking free from coal - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-04-15 at 13:11

Beijing, 15 April, 2016 - A trove of data on economic performance in the first quarter of 2016, released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics this morning, shows that while China’s overall economy saw some improvement, coal use and CO2...

3 (unpalatable) facts you need to know if you eat sashimi

Blog entry by Yen Ning | 2016-04-14

One in three pieces of sashimi is from fish caught by Taiwanese fishing vessels. If you eat imported seafood, chances are you’ve eaten Taiwan caught fish, so when we’re talking Taiwanese seafood, we’re talking about an industry that...

More than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in China unfit for human use, Greenpeace...

Press release | 2016-04-12 at 16:24

Beijing, 12 April, 2016 – Yesterday's announcement from China’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) that more than 80% of tested shallow groundwater wells in China are polluted and unfit for human use is another stark warning of the extent of...

Friday Five: Bad Earth and the Yangtze braces for major flooding

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-08

China’s Carbon Emissions May Have Peaked, but It’s Hazy [New York Times] Several reports over the past year and a half have proffered the hope that China’s carbon emissions could peak up to a decade earlier than originally...

China should seek inspiration from Paris to reign in our lawless ocean

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-04-07

Out of sight, but thankfully not out of mind, this week global negotiators are discussing how to protect our ocean’s much-abused ecosystems. In particular, they will be discussing how to manage areas beyond national control. As a major...

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