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Tianjin blast update: hazardous chemicals in coastal cities and results of second...

Press release | 2015-08-21 at 15:22

Beijing, 21 August 2015-this media update contains two important findings: 1. Research results on the locations of hazardous chemicals warehouses in four other major ports; Shanghai, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Qingdao. 2. Results from...

Tianjin blast update: satellite images of blast site

Press release | 2015-08-20 at 23:52

Beijing, August 20 2015- The distance between the Ruihai Logistics Company’s hazardous chemicals warehouse and the nearest residential area has become a key area of interest for journalists and concerned citizens. Whilst regulations stipulate...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port

Press release | 2015-08-18 at 22:24

Beijing, August 18 2015- Based on media reports and Tianjin port authority records, Greenpeace East Asia has discovered that other than the Ruihai Logistics Company, two other hazardous chemical facilities, containing up to seven types of...

Tianjin Blast Update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their...

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:39

“The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is years of negligence in regards to hazardous chemicals policies...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:30

Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies of water around the blast site.

Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:15

Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a 3km evacuation zone. However, the precise make-up of the cocktail of...

BREAKING - Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 2015-08-11 at 17:00

Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace East Asia and others environmental groups.

Greenpeace: Jiangsu a potential leader of China’s ‘energy revolution’

Press release | 2015-07-15 at 20:05

Beijing, 15 July, 2015 – Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) research on Jiangsu Province’s renewables capability has found that with its natural resources and current electricity grid infrastructure, the province is capable of more than triple its...

China submits post-2020 climate targets

Press release | 2015-06-30 at 23:27

Paris/Beijing, 30 June, 2015 – China submitted a carbon intensity reduction target of 60-65% by 2030, based on 2005 levels, to the UN as part of its climate plan (INDC), according to media reports. The announcement came as Chinese premier Li...

Greenpeace demands Standard Chartered ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’

Press release | 2015-06-23 at 20:06

Hong Kong, 23 June 2015 – Greenpeace today unfurled a 30 x 5 metre banner reading ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’ outside Standard Chartered Bank’s flagship branch, in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district. Greenpeace demands the bank immediately...

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