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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-09-11

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week:   China to investigate illegal domestic GMO crops   [Reuters] China is launching an investigation into illegal cultivation of GMO crops, the Ministry of...

Paradise Lost? Hazardous chemicals have reached the furthest corners of our planet

Blog entry by Tingting Deng | 2015-09-10

In June, we set out on a mission : to find out if the stunning nature that we love is as unspoiled as it appears. Eight teams of Greenpeace volunteers headed expeditions across three continents to the most remote and pristine...

Searching for Everyday Blue: An Opportunity Missed

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2015-09-02

As Beijing experiences the glory of a double, back-to-back round of temporary blue skies – “Athletics World Championship Blue” and “Parade Blue” – the Chinese government has revised the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the...

How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

Blog entry by Eric Liu | 2015-08-31

On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace Beijing immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found.   It was like a scene...

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

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-08-28

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week:   12 arrested over Tianjin explosion   [Business Insider] Chinese state media have announced the arrest of 12 officials in connection with the Tianjin explosions...

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...

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...

Friday Top Five: the environmental stories lighting up China this week

Blog entry by tbaxter | 2015-08-07

1. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics This day last week Beijing – Zhangjiakou were selected by the International Olympic Committee as the joint hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Beijing bid had faced much criticism due to the...

Searching for Shangri La: Conscientious Villagers and Our Duty

Blog entry by Lei Yuting | 2015-08-06

The Greenpeace Expedition to the Haba Snow Mountain had a mission to determine whether human activities leave their traces in even the most unspoiled and untouched areas of the world. We were searching for the unseeable, the...

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