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New EU chemical law alive, but not kicking

Feature Story | 2007-01-02 at 10:00

The European Union has approved a new chemical law to replace regulation that is over 40 years old. But the new EU chemicals legislation (REACH) is in critical condition, according to health, environment, and consumer groups.

12 steps to a greener holiday season

Feature Story | 2006-12-09 at 17:56

In many countries it's holiday season. If last-minute shopping, baking and decorating turn you into Ebenezer Scrooge, just think about the toll this season takes on the environment.

Electronics companies race to be greener

Feature Story | 2006-12-06 at 10:00

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics.

Chief Executive missed the largest source of pollution

Feature Story | 2006-10-12 at 8:00

The Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, vows to enact “proactive and pragmatic” measures in his policy address, but while he spent much money in short-term measures to win achievements, a concrete and visionary environmental policy is still missing in...

Hong Kong needs a sustainable energy vision

Feature Story | 2006-10-10 at 8:00

Air pollution plagues Hong Kong’s environment and the quality of life for long time. Meanwhile, we are also witnessing the impact of climate change, such as longer hot period, and more droughts and floods. There is a consensus all over the...

SolarChill fridge wins environmental award

Feature Story | 2006-10-07 at 9:36

SolarChill is a new ozone friendly refrigeration technology using solar power, enabling delivery of vaccines and food to regions of the world without electricity. Developed by us along with six other organisations it has won the Environmental...

Shark fin mystery

Feature Story | 2006-10-05 at 8:00

The photo on the left was taken in a warehouse less than 100 metres from where the Esperanza had been docked. While most of the team had been busy on official Defending Our Oceans business, Alex had come across evidence of a lucrative shark...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature Story | 2006-09-27 at 11:25

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature Story | 2006-09-18 at 20:05

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Contaminated Chinese rice found in Europe

Feature Story | 2006-09-14 at 0:43

The genetic engineering industry sank to a new low when it was revealed recently that US company Bayer's field trials of genetically engineered (GE) rice had contaminated rice exports. Japan moved fast and banned the US rice from coming into its...

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