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3 Teams Visit Earthquake Aftermath

Feature Story | 2008-05-30 at 8:00

May 30. In an effort to accelerate the identification of hazardous chemical plants in the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone, Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the quake has expanded into three branches. Each departing from Deyang, they...

Exposed Phosphoric Sludge Threatens Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-27 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone has discovered a large amount of exposed phosphoric sludge directly downstream from a possible flood. Our team immediately notified the government of the situation.

Government Quick to React to 18 Tons of Sulphuric Acid at Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the Sichuan earthquake discovered a chemical plant with stores of the highly volatile chemical, concentrated sulphuric acid, as well as other toxic chemical wastes. Jiangyou City, where the plant is...

Chemical Plants Pose Environmental Hazard in China’s Earthquake Disaster Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

In response to the Sichuan earthquake, Greenpeace has sent a research team to the disaster zone to identify and monitor possible environmental problems triggered by the earthquake. Our team discovered at least one chemical factory within the...

Letter to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection

Feature Story | 2008-05-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd Leipold expresses condolences to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake

Newly Elected Greenpeace International Board Member Chan Koon-chung Talks to SCMP

Feature Story | 2008-05-14 at 8:00

Founder of environmental group resumes activism after 2 decades.Joshua But, SCMP. May 12th, 2008.After two decades, the founder of local environmental group Green Power, John Chan Koon-chung, has decided to resume his role as a green activist,...

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature Story | 2008-05-06 at 11:38

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

Time's running out for tuna

Feature Story | 2008-04-25 at 8:00

Tuna stocks in the Pacific are running out due to overfishing from illegal and commercial fishing fleets.

551 whales too many

Feature Story | 2008-04-15 at 11:43

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrives back in Japan having taken 551 whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, around half the original target but still 551 whales too many.

Regulate CO2 from Power Plants Now!

Feature Story | 2008-04-07 at 8:00

Climate change is accelerating! Hong Kong Observatory said our winter will disappear after 20 years. The government is amending the Air Pollution Control Ordinance to limit air pollutants from the two local power companies, CLP and HEC after 2010...

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