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Friday Five: Factory Leak in Shandong and Smog-free cinemas

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-29

Smog-free cinemas: In China, movie theaters push purified air as new amenity [LA Times] In a country where fresh air can be purchased by the can and restaurants charge a clean air fee, it’s unsurprising that movie...

Friday Five: Coal in Decline, 2015 City Rankings and Pigs

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-22

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Air pollution in China abates, but winter a problem: Greenpeace   [Reuters] Greenpeace China released its final city rankings for 2015, with the...

So what happened with China's pollution in 2015?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-01-20

Greenpeace East Asia has released its City Rankings for 2015   following one of the worst winters on record. Data from 366 cities across China was collected and analysed and ranked by pollution levels.    What a year for smog...

Friday Five: Beijing Smog and Big Tech

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-15

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Meet the companies cashing in on china’s pollution crisis [Global Risk Insights] China’s out of control smog problem is fast becoming viewed as a business...

We did it! Victory for China's Giant Pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2016-01-12

2016 has kicked off with great news for Pandas! Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic Giant Pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. ...

Friday Five: Coal Clamp Down and Illegal Corn

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-08

Chinese farmers are illegally growing GMO corn: Greenpeace [Reuters] A Greenpeace investigation uncovered rampant growth of illegal strains of GE corn in Liaoning Province. A whopping 93% of random field and market samples...

Contamination on the great north eastern plain: What I saw

Blog entry by Zhang Jing | 2016-01-06

There is something special about the soil and the air of the north eastern plain. On the boundary of inhospitable wilderness – the Mongolian steppes and the frozen forests of Siberia – yet one of the most fertile stretches of land in...

China's 5 biggest environmental stories of 2015

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-31

2015 saw China transform its position on the world stage and leap through several environmental milestones while continuing to battle disasters and severe pollution problems.  Here are five of the biggest environmental stories from...

After Tianjin, families struggle to piece their lives back together

Blog entry by Qian Cheng | 2015-12-24

Just before midnight on August 12 2015, two blasts ripped through the Binhai New Area port of Tianjin. The blasts were so powerful that they could be seen from space and terrifying footage of the explosions was circulated...

Friday Five: Beijing battens down for its second red alert pollution, and more

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-12-18

China smog: Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert [BBC] Beijing's’ brief respite from the smog is at an end as high forecast levels of pollution have brought on the second ever Red Alert since the system began in 2013...

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