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Mercury rising: China takes part in mercury control talks

Feature Story | 2011-11-03 at 20:23

This week government representatives from all parts of the world, including China, are finishing talks in Nairobi for decreasing the use of mercury. China has a rather large stake in the talks; seeing that coal-burning power plants – the...

Chromium waste dumpers in Yunnan taken to court

Feature Story | 2011-11-02 at 19:28

Two months after illegally dumping toxic chromium waste in eastern Yunnan province, likely causing cancer in local residents and attracting national media attention, Luliang Chemical Co. is still under the microscope. By Evan Brooks.

H&M to disclose hazardous chemical discharge reports, factory by factory

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-27

Swedish "fast fashion" brand H&M have recently made public their " restricted substance list ", the first step in a process to make more transparent their production processes, including use of hazardous chemicals. This follows our...

Rainbow Warrior reminds China: to get clean is glorious

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-26 1 comment

Pictured above is the third incarnation of our beloved vessel the Rainbow Warrior. She had her first public action today, at the building site of the RWE/Essent coal plant, soon to be the largest in the Netherlands. The plant is under...

Papau New Guinea locals protest at logging ship bound for China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-24

Greenpeace was on the ground for what local customary landowners are terming ' the biggest land grab in Papau New Guinea history '. Residents from Pomio villages in East New Britain province gathered to protest near a site where logs...

Coal + Ice: Photo exhibit links coal mining to glacier ice melt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-18

Photo by Geng Yunsheng, From series, Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 – 2005. Image courtesy of Geng Yunsheng. Showing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, "Coal + Ice" is a moving...

HK's star student leader now Greenpeace activist in the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-17

In 2000, Gloria Chang was the petite figure defiantly holding up her loudspeaker, inspiring her fellow students to stand up against much more powerful forces. Back then she made a considerable name for herself as the president of the...

The effect of Steve Jobs on the lives of impoverished workers in China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-14

In the week that has passed since Steve Jobs' passing, much has been said about his legacy. The outpouring has ranged from near religious idolatry, to more sober reminders of some of Apple's serious flaws. Like the rest of the world...

Korea's Nuclear Energy Olympiad for students goes ahead, despite Fukushima just next door

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-11

There may have been a fairly recent nuclear reactor disaster just across the ocean, but there was no stopping South Korea's 2011 International Nuclear Energy Olympiad , a competition challenging students to design a plan for gaining...

Real-time apps, twitters tracking air quality levels in your Chinese city

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-10 5 comments

With the rise of China's middle class comes a demand for improved quality of life. So its little wonder air pollution is an ongoing 'hot topic' in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and with it how exactly the government is monitoring air...

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