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Taking the Law Lightly: possible illegal construction of coal chemical plants in...

Blog entry by Li Yan | 2015-09-16

With its dusty Loess plateau, vast stretches of desert and bone-dry plains, China’s northwest is a harsh and arid environment. And as desertification makes its force felt and economic development and urbanisation spread, pressure on...

Nature lovers say NO to PFCs

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-09-12

Today, 250 nature lovers and green activists used their bodies to say NO to PFCs in West Beijing's beautiful Mentougou Water Spirit Village.   They gathered today on an important mission: to clear up the mountain that they love.

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...

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