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Year in, year out, let there be fish

Blog entry by Yang Yi | 2016-02-06

China’s rampant overfishing is threatening its most ancient traditions. That might seem like a bizarre blog title. But to any Chinese speaker it would make perfect sense. The word for fish is a homonym (two words which sound...

China releases Tianjin report, but questions are left unanswered

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-02-06

Just two days before the lunar new year, China’s largest holiday, the Chinese government finally released its investigative report into the causes of the Tianjin blasts which rocked the Binhai port district of Tianjin in August last...

Friday Five: China’s Golden Monkey in peril and China’s wind energy hits new record!

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-05

Friday Five highlighting environmental news and commentary for the week State owned company ChemChina poised to take over Syngenta, the world’s third largest agri-tech company [ WSJ] On Wednesday it was announced that...

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 1 comment

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...

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