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  • 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 >

  • Poisoned Rivers, Poisoned Lifeblood

    Blogpost by Ray - Greenpeace East Asia - 2011-07-14 at 22:06 1 comment

    In the last two years, I have worked for the Toxics campaign conducting investigations and collecting samples. My work has taken me and my fellow colleagues to many cities in the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, such as Hangzhou, Suzhou,... Read more >

  • Stakeout at the Discharge Pipe

    Blogpost by Zheng Yu, Greenpeace East Asia Toxics Campaigner - 2011-07-14 at 21:53

    In the morning, the small park is filled with early-rising exercisers. We join them, following the riverbank toward the wastewater discharge pipe. As we walk, the clean air becomes unbreathable. The sour, irritating stink increases in intensity until ... Read more >

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