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China air pollution concerns forces a new direction for coal use

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2013-09-18

After five months of negotiations behind closed doors, China has finally announced a detailed air pollution action plan to cut fine particle PM2.5 pollution and clear the skies above the country. The plan, for the first time, sets...

Why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 2013-09-17

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert , wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

A Chinese protester and her mother

Image | 2013-09-16 at 8:00

Chinese villagers have been protesting groundwater extraction by state-owned coal company Shenhua. Wulansubude (left) has been arrested three times for protesting. Her mother tried to cut her own neck in an effort to get her daughter released,...

Guangdong can inspire dream of a smog-free China

Blog entry by Zelda Liang | 2013-09-04

Realising the dream of a modern and fully developed China does not have to be at the expense of people's health and well-being. There is no need to retreat to the lifestyle of cavemen for clean air. With tackling air pollution ...

Our campaigner shows high school kids what activism looks like

Image | 2013-09-02 at 8:00

Greenpeace activist Van Pham from the USA shown here giving a presentation to high school students. He was one of four Greenpeace activists who participated in a bicycle ride to the communities living within a 30km radius of the Kori Nuclear...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta and Justin Gray | 2013-08-29

This post was originally published on Greenpeace International, August 14, 2013. In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals...

A shepherdess and her goat

Image | 2013-08-26 at 8:00

A shepherdess on the road from Tingris to Rongbuk Temple near Mount Everest (Qomolangma). The Rongbuk Glaciers are one of the prime sources of water feeding into the major rivers of China and India. Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster...

September 15 is Car Free Day – a "Save the Arctic" cycling event

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-08-21

After a two year hiatus, Greenpeace’s Car Free Day 2013 is back in Hong Kong. Let’s join the global bike ride taking place in more than 31 countries and 75 cities around the world. Together we can challenge big oil and celebrate the...

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