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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...

China must look to the EU energy roadmap which shows a clear path for renewables

Blog entry by Harri Lammi & Li Ang | 2011-12-20

The European Commission has published a roadmap exploring different energy pathways over the next 40 years. The calculations show that an energy system based largely on renewables and efficiency will cost taxpayers no more than a...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

Hong Kong Christmas shoppers in for a rude surprise

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-16

Hot on the heels of our damning report that revealed one third of all Chinese children's products tested for heavy metals at illegal levels or levels of concern, Hong Kong decided to take our heavy metal testing to the streets.

Four new year resolutions technology companies should adopt for 2012

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-16

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy,...

While the world waits climate change already impacting China's rural poor

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-14

The issue of climate change is more pertinent than ever, and yet the recent Durban climate change talks hardly gave us the decisive action required. In fact what was "achieved" was a ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution...

Durban result: A ten-year delay in global greenhouse pollution reductions

Feature Story | 2011-12-12 at 20:20

The agreement finalized at U.N. climate talks in Durban means that China still has almost a decade before it will significantly slow its rate of greenhouse pollution.

Toxic heavy metals found in children's products on the Chinese market

Feature Story | 2011-12-07 at 14:18 1 comment

For many people around the world, particularly the little people under 12, Christmas is the best time of the year. Even in China where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, Chinese New Year follows shortly after in January or February and is...

Tweaking electricity prices is not enough to break China's coal addiction

Blog entry by Ang Li | 2011-12-07

What with the heaters going full blast, the winter season in China always puts a stress on the electrical grid. On November 30 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a price adjustment plan for electricity.

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