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Think Tianjin’s bad? There’s been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 2015-08-18

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their...

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:39

“The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is years of negligence in regards to hazardous chemicals policies...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:30

Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies of water around the blast site.

Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:15

Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a 3km evacuation zone. However, the precise make-up of the cocktail of...

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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-08-15

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Tianjin Explosion: at least 50 dead and hundreds injured in China port explosion [Guardian]   Footage of the blasts that ripped through a port in Tianjin on...

The Beautiful Beast: World Elephant Day

Blog entry by Pan Wenjing | 2015-08-12

Young Asian Elephants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province ©Beijing Normal University In the last few weeks the world has been awakened to the plight of endangered animals and the mostly unnecessary and avoidable dangers they face. The...

BREAKING - Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 2015-08-11 at 17:00

Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace East Asia and others environmental groups.

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