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Contamination on the great north eastern plain: What I saw

Blog entry by Zhang Jing | 2016-01-06

There is something special about the soil and the air of the north eastern plain. On the boundary of inhospitable wilderness – the Mongolian steppes and the frozen forests of Siberia – yet one of the most fertile stretches of land in...

China declares no new coal mines for next three years - Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-01-06 at 15:30

Beijing, 6 January 2016 - China announced plans recently to halt new coal mine approvals for the next three years, and close 1,000 coal mines as part of its fight against air pollution. The announcement, made in a speech by the Head of China’s...

Greenpeace sampling finds 93% of corn grown in China’s ‘breadbasket’ province of...

Press release | 2016-01-06 at 13:50

Beijing, 6 January, 2016 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into corn production in Liaoning Province, one of China’s major breadbaskets, has found that 93% of random field samples and 20 of 21 samples from grain markets and supermarkets in...

GPEA’s discovery of illegal GE corn in the corn supply chain in north east China

Publication | 2016-01-06 at 13:31

From May to December 2015, Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) carried out an investigation into corn production in Liaoning province, one of China’s major corn production areas. The investigation discovered that large quantities of GE corn are being...

China's 5 biggest environmental stories of 2015

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-31

2015 saw China transform its position on the world stage and leap through several environmental milestones while continuing to battle disasters and severe pollution problems.  Here are five of the biggest environmental stories from...

After Tianjin, families struggle to piece their lives back together

Blog entry by Qian Cheng | 2015-12-24

Just before midnight on August 12 2015, two blasts ripped through the Binhai New Area port of Tianjin. The blasts were so powerful that they could be seen from space and terrifying footage of the explosions was circulated...

Friday Five: Beijing battens down for its second red alert pollution, and more

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-18

China smog: Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert [BBC] Beijing's’ brief respite from the smog is at an end as high forecast levels of pollution have brought on the second ever Red Alert since the system began in 2013...

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