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Victory in battle against Hunghom Peninsula demolition

Feature Story | 2004-12-10 at 10:00

Ten months of intensive campaigning by Greenpeace, other environmental groups and an outpouring of opposition from the Hong Kong public has finally forced property developers SHK and NWS Holdings to back down from their demolition plans.

Act Now to Help us protect Asia's World City!

Feature Story | 2004-11-22 at 10:00

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited decides to demolish the newly built Hunghom Peninsula development. At the same time they are jointly bidding, with Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, to develop the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).

The Yunnan experience

Feature Story | 2004-11-03 at 10:00

The spectre of genetically engineered (GE) rice is looming on the horizon, especially in China where the government plans to introduce it soon. To see what is at risk from this dangerous gamble we have been visiting heartlands of rice production...

Call for Peace! - Greenpeace T-shirt Design Competition

Feature Story | 2004-10-29 at 8:00

Greenpeace and Chinese language youth magazine, East Touch, are jointly organising a “Call For Peace” T-Shirt Design Competition.

Kyoto saved: not the planet

Feature Story | 2004-10-22 at 8:00

The Russian Parliament voted to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in a body blow to George W Bush's opposition to action on climate change.

Road of Rice

Feature Story | 2004-10-08 at 8:00

The United Nations has declared the year 2004 “The International Year of Rice” in order to promote sustainable production of rice. China is one of the centers of origin and biodiversity of rice. It is also the largest production and consumption...

Peace Prize goes green

Feature Story | 2004-10-08 at 8:00

Wangari Maathai has planted tens of millions of trees, opposed genetically modified organisms and titanium mining in her native Kenya, and won numerous awards for her environmental activism. She has also been beaten, harassed, and imprisoned for...

Movements, Memes, and Mindbombs

Feature Story | 2004-10-05 at 8:00

One of Greenpeace's founders, the photographer and journalist Rex Weyler, has just published a chronicle of the organisation's first decade entitled Chop Wood, Carry Water. He wrote the following recollection of an early Greenpeace "test action"...

Putin gives Kyoto green light

Feature Story | 2004-09-30 at 8:00

George Bush's government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government has moved closer towards ratifying the crucial Kyoto climate change treaty. But while Bush hangs out in...

First Supermarket in China acts to protect consumer rights

Feature Story | 2004-09-26 at 8:00

Many Shanghai consumers are concerned about GE food but they have not been given the information to make their choice. Until now. The Hualian supermarket chain, in cooperation with Greenpeace, is labelling products 'non-GE' where manufacturers...

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