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Friday Five: China's cutting down on coal again

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-29

Friday round-up highlighting the news and environmental commentary of the week  Why I’m optimistic China can avert an environmental catastrophe [SCMP] Like Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio , David Dodwell (Executive...

China’s ‘toxic’ school was just the tip of the iceberg: our entire chemicals...

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-04-29

A case of sudden mass illness at a middle school in Jiangsu Province threw China’s hazardous chemicals industry into the spotlight last week. However, this wasn’t an isolated incident, but a symptom of China’s widespread and...

15,000 people and key Yangtze River ecosystem areas in close proximity to Jiangsu...

Press release | 2016-04-23 at 18:16

Beijing, 23 April, 2016 - Yesterday morning at 09:40 the Jiangsu Deqiao Chemical Storage facility in Jingjiang city, Jiangsu Province, caught fire. The facility, located next to the Yangtze River, stores up to 56 chemicals categorised as...

Friday Five: Smog's journey to the west and 'toxic' schools

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-04-22

Friday round-up highlighting the news and environmental commentary of the week  Shock and Outrage at Changzhou ‘toxic school’ [Guardian] China's shockingly lax hazardous chemicals industry was thrown into the...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 2016-04-21

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

China’s air pollution problem is heading west

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-04-20

The data is in, and at first glance it looks like good news. China’s air quality has improved overall, but much of its less developed middle and western cities have seen marked increases in PM2.5 levels. 2016 has already...

As eastern China’s air quality improves rapidly, 69 cities in central and western...

Press release | 2016-04-20 at 11:11

Beijing, 20 April, 2016 – Greenpeace’s city rankings for the first quarter of 2016 show significant improvements in average air quality in 362 cities across the country. The improvements are particularly rapid in eastern China’s three ‘key...

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