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China's coal to gas plans: old wine in new bottles

Blog entry by Justin Guay and Li Shuo | 2014-01-19

The Chinese coal industry has a plan to solve the nations air pollution crisis -- consume more coal. Last week the Chinese chief energy planning agency, the National Energy Administration (NEA) concluded its annual work session with a...

A brave Arctic defender finally heads home

Image | 2013-12-30 at 6:30

Greenpeace International activist Dima Litvinov (Sweden) becomes the first member of the Arctic 30 to leave Russia as he and his wife board a train at a St. Petersburg railway station. Dima is the fourth generation of his family to be imprisoned...

To save the Arctic, we have to act today

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-24

A new Arctic oil rush is starting. Shell, BP, Exxon, Gazprom, Rosneft and others want to risk a devastating Arctic oil spill for only three years’ worth of oil. The same dirty energy companies that caused the Arctic to melt in the...

A sea captain is reunited with his wife

Image | 2013-12-16 at 21:04

A beautiful moment as Peter Willcox’s wife Maggy arrives in St Petersburg, Russia. But he should be the one arriving, and she should be the one welcoming him as he finally comes home. The 'Arctic 30' (twenty-eight Greenpeace International...

5 things Beijing needs to do to bring back blue skies

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-10

The following is an excerpt from our report: Tracking back the smog . In China, as clear and concrete pollution reduction goals at the central and local government levels are being set, public concern for a deteriorating living...

A very different kind of Christmas

Image | 2013-12-09 at 10:40

Designed by people who love the Arctic, for people who love the Arctic! http://www.savesantashome.org/cards

China’s coal rush faces conundrum

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

China is highly dependent on coal as the primary source of energy and accounts for around 70% of the country’s total primary energy consumption. According to the ‘China Energy Statistical Yearbook 2012’, China consumed over 3.43 billion tons of...

Tracing back the smog

Publication | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Greenpeace has been co-operating with a team from the University of Leeds, UK, led by Dr. Dabo Guan, with the aim to study PM2.5 sources and control strategies in Jingjinji, since the end of 2012. This project report is the first of its kind to...

Emotional reunion for an Arctic 30 activist

Image | 2013-12-02 at 9:00

Greenpeace International activist, Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel (from Brazil) at Pulkova 2 International Airport in St. Petersburg, is reunited with her mother Rosaela Maciel and niece Alessandra Maciel Henriques. Ana Paula was released on bail...

Making a run for it: Zhong Yu's journey from North to South

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-11-27

“I run to be healthy, but I never know whether I’m actually getting healthier by running or whether I’m just breathing in more harmful particles”, Zhong Yu. Last Saturday was the second ever Guangzhou Marathon. The theme of this...

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