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Energy future? The answer is blowin' in the wind

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-27

After five years of rapid development, the global wind power sector began to slow its growth for the first time in 2010, under the influence of the world's slow economic recovery and unclear U.S. policy. The growth rate fell to 3.1%,...

"Porsche of the Sea" in trouble: Taiwan must save the world's tuna

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-25 1 comment

It was a passion to protect our oceans and the fish that sustain many millions of people that impelled us to open an office in Taipei 2010. Taiwan sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the bulk of the world's fish stocks live.

Taiwan must reduce 50% of tuna fishing effort in the Western and Central Pacific

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-20

Taiwan is the largest distant water fishing power in the Western and Central Pacific, where 60% of the world's tuna come from . However tuna populations in the region are facing an overfishing crisis. Among the four species of...

Coal burning in China: six shocking figures

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-18

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of manmade carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. 80% of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. It supplies...

List of toxic items gets a makeover

Feature Story | 2012-01-17 at 21:14

Following the release of our original report from December, we received a lot of requests for more testing on toxic toys and other children's products. We figured since we were doing more testing, we might as well add them to our already...

Understanding the disastrous feed-in loop that's destroying the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-13

Hong Kong Campaigns Manager, Gloria Chang: Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling. At the end of this summer , Hong...

Chinese Greenpeace activists go undercover to expose factory toxic pollution

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-11

Last year Greenpeace toxics team went undercover to infiltrate factories that were releasing hazardous chemicals into China's waterways. Campaigner Zhang Kai looks back on the challenges and successes of the Detox  campaign, a...

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao tell us why she loves her job

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-06

At the beginning of this 2011, Greenpeace reported that the MV Lung Yuin, a 3,431 ton flag of convenience refrigerated fish carrier ship, was in breach of Taiwan's flag of convenience ordinance. The Lung Yuin has a murky past and has...

Greenpeace East Asia's most read stories of 2011

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-29

It was another big year for Greenpeace in East Asia. Air pollution was one topic that dominated the headlines in China, with the government finally deciding to begin implementation of PM2.5 in air quality readings. Readers were also...

Greenpeace in China's cancer villages: testing 100x over the safe limit for chromium

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-26 1 comment

Earlier this year  we were all shocked by the news that a chemical company in southern China's Yunnan province had been illegally dumping toxic cancer-causing waste near the village of Xinglong. The problem was so serious that the...

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