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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...

"The world has shifted slightly"

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-07-18

Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan speaks with leading Chinese thinkers about climate action in the post-Paris world From left to right: Senior Consultant for China's National Reform and...

Friday Five: Pandas gone wild and the cost of clean air

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-15

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Uncertainty for tigers under China’s new wildlife law [China Dialogue] China’s newly amended Wildlife Protection Law has come under heavy...

Over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on redundant coal power in China – Greenpeace report

Press release | 2016-07-13 at 12:00

Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Beijing, 13 July, 2016 – Despite government attempts to reign in China’s coal power overcapacity crisis, Greenpeace research finds that a total of over 1 trillion rmb could be wasted on excess capacity by 2020. Despite a...

Burning Money

Publication | 2016-07-13 at 12:00

After two decades of breakneck growth in coal-fired power generation, power generation from coal finally slowed down in 2011 and turned into a decline in 2013, as a result of booming clean energy and slowing power demand growth. While this...

Friday Five: Deadly floods in central China and water quality rankings

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-08

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week  China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain  [BBC] Record levels of rainfall have wrecked havoc in central China, causing widespread flooding...

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