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Huge piles of hazardous solid waste dumped in Sichuan Province

Press release | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

Beijing, April 2, 2013 - Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The stacks of phosphogypsum, a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer...

Push to export US coal to China: "Motivated by a desperate industry, not sound economics"

Press release | 2013-03-07 at 8:30 1 comment

Washington DC - February 27, 2013 - The Chinese market for US coal exports may dry up before major new US coal shipments ever reach its ports, according to a new Greenpeace report. The report, "The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand: A missing...

China acknowledges 'cancer villages', unveils breakthrough chemical plan

Press release | 2013-02-26 at 9:30

Greenpeace hailed China’s commitment to clean up chemical pollution with a breakthrough chemical management plan that acknowledges for the first time the existence of ‘cancer villages’ and will blacklist 58 chemicals and have an elimination...

Yunnan: Only 9% of the Forest Is Primary Forest

Press release | 2013-01-30 at 6:00

Greenpeace has published its latest report "Yunnan Natural Forests in Crisis". According to the report, in the Southern Chinese province of Yunnan, the quality of natural forests is much lower than originally thought. Only 9% of the total is...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 10:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

Esprit commits to make toxic-free fashion – but where’s Levi’s?

Press release | 2012-12-07 at 21:00

Hong Kong, 7 December 2012 – Fashion brand Esprit today committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020, following public pressure in response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. 


Big fashion brands hide toxic pollution scandal in China

Press release | 2012-12-04 at 22:30

Beijing, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water with a wide range of hazardous substances from two Industrial Zones located in China’s most important textile manufacturing base.

Greenpeace exposes hazardous chemicals in clothes sold by Zara, and other leading...

Press release | 2012-11-20 at 13:00

November 20, 2012, Beijing – Clothing from the world’s largest fashion retailer Zara tested positive for hormone-disrupting chemicals and dyes that release cancer-causing substances, according to a Greenpeace report. The environmental group...

Global Wind Power Market Could Triple by 2020

Press release | 2012-11-14 at 15:31

Beijing, 14 November. Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council released their bi-annual report on the future of the wind industry in Beijing today. The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power...

Greenpeace activists occupy Taiwan shipbuilding yard to protest overfishing

Press release | 2012-10-12 at 7:00

Kaoshiung, Taiwan, October 12, 2012 – Ten Greenpeace activists occupied the largest shipbuilding yard in Taiwan on Friday, accusing the Taiwanese government of undermining international fishing agreements set up to combat the global overfishing...

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