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A Coal Merchant and his son

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-13

How a failing family-run coal operation found new opportunities in the solar industry. Another phase of China’s energy revolution is building. Quieter than the headline-grabbing super projects of the northwest, it is nonetheless...

Rethinking IT: Saving the world, one gadget at a time.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-03

Tech companies are purposely making our devices difficult to repair, creating millions of tonnes of unnecessary e-waste every year. But these campaigners are fighting back. Kyle Wiens from iFixit and Lou Bin from ZEALERfix visited...

5 ways tech companies are making your devices die too soon

Blog entry by Elizabeth Jardin | 2017-06-27

Imagine a world where your electronic gadgets would last, or a place where your devices could be easily repaired. Imagine all the money saved!     ..But we know that world is purely imaginary, because unfortunately, the...

Shopping doesn’t make us happy

Blog entry by Frances Lo | 2017-05-09

Do your clothes make you happy? Or, after the excitement of the shopping spree fades, does your new stuff tend to lose its in-store magic by the time it’s reached your wardrobe?   A  new survey  of international buying habits has...

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

Blog entry by Bolei Liu | 2017-04-13

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “ Hope in West Africa ” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research work in Mauritanian waters...

You did it! Samsung will finally recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7s

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 2017-03-28

Remember when we did this… Greenpeace activists create satirical scenes to show the explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 as well as how the device can be recycled at the front gate of the Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in Suwon. ...

Friday Five: New climate hope as China battles sea level rise

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. China, India, led slowdown in global coal development [Bloomberg] Huge news and new hope for the climate emerged this week as a report...

Forest guardians: communities at the forefront of China's battle to save its forests

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2017-03-21

For centuries, China’s indigenous people have lived and worked within these remote areas. As climate change and rapid development threatens the existence of the last ‘wonderlands’, these communities are on the front lines of China’s...

Three things Rex Tillerson should learn from his China visit (but probably won’t)

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2017-03-18 1 comment

Rex Tillerson  landed  in Beijing today, for the first time in his capacity as U.S. secretary of state.  Is the oil-exec-turned-statesman visiting China to study the nation’s response to climate change? Unlikely. But as China...

Friday Five: Solar is soaring and China promises blue skies once more

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-03-10

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. This week China’s solar industry continued its incredible run, big promises were made at China’s Twin Sessions and China’s longest rivers are in...

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