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How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-07-30

Last week we exposed how state-owned Chinese coal company Shenhua, the world's largest coal producer by volume, is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater. In 11 field trips Greenpeace East Asia...

China's coal industry: stealing water, then polluting it

Image | 2013-07-29 at 6:00

The Shenhua coal-to-liquid project discharges creamy, white sewage directly into streams. In March 2003, the farmers and herders of Haole Baoji in Inner Mongolia began to witness the systemic destruction of their grasslands due to groundwater...

130 metres high in Busan, South Korea

Blog entry by Jun Kwon Song | 2013-07-24

The following was originally posted on Greenpeace International, July 10, 2013. Today is my second day, 130 metres in the air, on the Gwangan Bridge in Busan, South Korea. This bridge is the symbol of Busan and I'm here with a...

Chernobyl! Fukushima! ... Busan?

Image | 2013-07-22 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior is seen in front of the Kori 1 nuclear reactor, with a banner reading (in Korean) "Chernobyl! Fukushima! Busan?" We are calling for a nuclear energy phase out starting with the Kori 1 reactor, the oldest...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

This is the face of bravery

Image | 2013-07-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States are escorted by Korean police after a three day protest at the iconic Gwangandaegyo Bridge concluded peacefully, Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2013. The activists are...

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

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