Greenpeace East Asia Blog

Hear directly from our campaigners, grassroots organizers, and community activists about the work we're doing and the actions we're taking to protect the environment.

  • China begins to flex its muscles around Arctic issues

    Blogpost by Catherine Fitzpatrick - 2011-09-13 at 17:32

    Ice as seen from the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise.

    It's that time of year again when Arctic sea-ice gets to its lowest level before building to almost twice its summer level by the middle of winter. At least that's what used to happen. Unfortunately, the Arctic has become the p... Read more >

  • Sometimes supermarket shopping in China means getting a little more than you bargained for. How about eggplant with a side of the banned pesticide methamidophos?

    Greenpeace volunteers present a letter to Tesco's China headquarters in Beijing requesting the supermarket chain ensure its agricultural suppliers stop using harmful and, in some cases, illegal pesticides.

    That's what Greenpeace volunteers discovered earlier this year... Read more >

  • What does a 140,000 ton pile of dumped chromium waste look like?

    Blogpost by Monica Tan - 2011-08-31 at 14:59

    A chromium waste pile, in Mou Ding, Yunnan.

    Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causi... Read more >

  • Into thin ice

    Blogpost by Frida Bengtsson - 2011-08-30 at 16:40

    Moving through the Arctic ice.

    The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, withou... Read more >

  • Greenpeace demand change from the Fisheries Agency.

    Next time you take a bite out of your tuna sandwich, think on this. 60% of the world's tuna is coming from the West and Central Pacific where more than 30% of the fishing vessels are owned by Taiwan, a powerful fishing power s... Read more >

  • Hong Kong: Bringing banners into boardrooms

    Blogpost by Monica Tan - 2011-08-24 at 18:47 2 comments

    Two Hong Kong activists take action at the Li Ning office.

    When it comes to being guilty of using toxic chemicals, sports brand Li Ning isn't alone. A recent Greenpeace report has revealed that at least 14 global brands sell clothes containing the hormone-distrupting toxic chemical nonylphenol ethoxy... Read more >

  • China’s new solar tariffs address export addiction

    Blogpost by Li Ang - Climate & Energy Campaigner - 2011-08-12 at 21:09

    China’s introduction earlier this month of a national feed-in-tariff for installing solar panels is a long-awaited move expected to boost domestic demand and address an export imbalance.

    China has been the world’s number one producer of solar photovo... Read more >

  • Fishing Near An Emissions Pipe

    Blogpost by Sean - East Asia Action & Investigation Unit - 2011-07-14 at 23:45 2 comments

    I always avoid going on field investigations with the Toxics team, unless it’s absolutely necessary. It’s not that I mind the hard work, or am afraid of coming into contact with toxic substances. What I fear is quickly losing hope about the work I d... Read more >

  • How to lose a foot on fieldwork

    Blogpost by Zhong Yu - East Asia Action & Investigative Unit - 2011-07-14 at 22:27 1 comment

    Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace East Asia for over seven years and has witnessed some of the most devastating environmental disasters there from rapid glacier retreat on the Himalayas, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to last summer’s devastating Dalian... Read more >

  • The Story of One Sock

    Blogpost by Zhang, East Asia Toxics Campaigner - 2011-07-14 at 22:16

    It is said that happiness is actually very simple - a cat eating fish, a dog eating meat, Ultraman fighting a monster. But at the same time, unhappiness is also very easy: for example, a clean-freak Virgo squatting beside a wastewater pipe all day and... Read more >

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