China's air pollution crisis

Photo | 2011-12-09

PM2.5 is a measurement of small particulate matter in the air, and until recently its omission from official air quality readings has been a major hurdle in solving China's air pollution crisis. Lung cancer is now the most common cancer in China, and heart disease is the country's second-biggest cause of death. Smog hangs heavy over Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, where children grow up with asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Every year, Hong Kong loses over HK$2 billion due to health costs and lost productivity.

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Red wall palace in Qinghai

Image gallery | 2014-08-01

The best investment you'll ever make

Image | 2014-05-26 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner, in front of Adidas' flagship store in a shopping district of Beijing, urging the sports apparel giant to consider detoxifying their products. While Adidas forecasts profits of over 900 million Euros during...

No arctic oil!

Image | 2014-05-05 at 11:07

Greenpeace activists on paragliders protest against the first shipment of Arctic oil in the harbour of Rotterdam. The Russian oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov is transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya to Rotterdam harbour.

RoboBees

Video | 2014-05-01 at 13:52

If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible that we may affect our pollinating insects to such a degree that we reach a global "pollination crisis". This is the imaginary future we do not want. This future...

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