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Friday Five: Smog-free tower in Beijng and Pangolins get a helping hand

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-30

Credit: Derrick Wang Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China Reports 6 Dead, 23 Missing in Typhoon Landslides [NYTimes] Typhoon Megi hit mainland China after ripping through...

Pushing brands to detox: another domino has fallen

Blog entry by Xiaozhou Zhang | 2016-09-28

Like any other environmentalist, what drives me is a true belief in the idea of positive change through action. That if we work together, we can make the world a better place. While some changes are small and personal, and the effects...

Why we’re mapping China’s hazardous chemicals facilities

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-09-21

China’s chemicals industry appears occasionally in the news, but we tend to only hear about it in extreme cases, when footage of enormous explosions circulate around the world , or hundreds of children fall sick . These...

Bearing witness with Lu Guang

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-14

Bearing witness is at the core of Greenpeace’s mission. In China, this mission has been made possible so many times by collaboration with one particular photographer: Lu Guang. For over two decades, Lu Guang has been a dogged...

Friday Five: Pandas are bouncing back and China's reforestation project could be...

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-09

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week   Giant pandas rebound off endangered list   [BBC] Wonderful news for China’s most iconic animal this week, as Giant Pandas’ status was...

G20 is over, now it's time for action

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-09-07

Good news as all signals point to the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of the year, but a frustrating lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies demonstrates that Paris is still only the starting point. G20...

Friday Five: US, China gear up for G20, Not-so-green bonds and Changzhou investigation

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-02

U.S. and China to lead push on climate change at G20 summit [Business Insider] As G20 fast approaches, the world’s two biggest polluters are offering high hopes for the December 2015 Paris agreement. The two nations are...

Friday Five: High expectations for G20, greening China's internet and more

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-08-26

High level politics, internet energy efficiency and more worries about China's distant waters fishing fleet. Yet another busy week in environmental news in China. Oh, and even on this side of the world, it hasn't gone amiss that the...

Microbeads: How did companies respond?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-08-25

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial scrubs, and are known...

Friday 5: Glimmer of hope for China’s big cats and Shanxi is sinking.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-19

Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China’s coal towns are literally sinking [Fortune] First Beijing and now Shanxi. In addition to 10 billion USD of environmental damage,...

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