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Friday Five: the fight for Poyang lake and is China digging more coal?

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-12-02

China's bumpy energy transition hit the headlines this week as the government eases curbs on production, China's conservationists fight to protect one of the last habitats of the Yangtze finless porpoise and a new project hopes to...

Friday Five: China calls out trump and Beijing's smog worsens

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2016-11-18

China to Donald Trump: No, We Didn’t Invent Climate Change [Time] Oh how we LOL-ed when Donald Trump first posted what seemed like just another outlandish tweet  back in 2012. Four years later, faced with the reality of President...

Nuclear Scars

Publication | 2016-11-17 at 20:36

It is 30 years since the beginning of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It is also five years since the Fukushima disaster began. To mark these anniversaries, Greenpeace has commissioned substantial reviews of scientific studies examining the...

From Student Environmentalist to Solar Pioneer

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-17

Miao Xin gives a presentation on his solar financing platform at PowerLab in Shanghai, 4 November 2016. From eccentric student environmentalist, to distributed solar pioneer, Miao Xin is one of a young generation of Chinese who are...

Friday Five: 49, 55 and 5 billion

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-11

49 held accountable and jailed for Tianjin Blast [BBC] A Chinese court jailed 49 and passed one suspended death sentence for the Tianjin blast that killed 173 people last August. Most were found guilty of accepting bribes to...

Singles Day is a disaster for our pockets, and the planet

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-11-10

Last year, China’s biggest shopping festival saw 125,000 orders processed every minute over 24 hours. This year promises to be even bigger... and that’s bad news for the environment.   What began as a tongue-in cheek poke at...

The startup heroes of China’s household solar revolution

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-11-09

China has seen enormous growth in renewable energy over the last few years. It now has both the largest and the fastest growing wind and solar sectors in the world. In fact, last year all of China’s increase in energy demand was met...

Will 4.3 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones end up in the trash?

Blog entry by Jude Lee | 2016-11-01

Right now Samsung is considering dumping 4.3 million brand new Galaxy Note 7 phones following nearly  100 cases of exploding phones around the world . That is equivalent to almost 730,000 kilograms of hi-spec technology! While Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The Cost for the Planet

Publication | 2016-11-01 at 10:00

Following the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Greenpeace, alongside the OekoInstitut, a research and consultancy institution based in Germany, has calculated the potential resource implications of dumping or destroying 4.3 million...

Friday Five: Officials behaving badly and China's ecological migrants

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-28

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China environment officials in Xi’an detained for data fraud [Reuters] A shocking reveal this week as Xi’an officials were detained for tampering with air...

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