Less than a week before the G8 Summit from 7th to 8th July, Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched “Windforce 12”, a global industry blueprint that describes how wind power can supply 12 % of the world’s electricity by 2020...
A bear tries to cool down in a pool of water in his pen in the Beijing Zoo. According to a Chinese daily newspaper, a heat wave continues to grip northern China with temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in some places.
A mother helps her child drink some ice water near Tiananmen Square June 22, 2005. According to a Chinese daily newspaper, a heat wave continues to grip northern China with temperatures reaching 42 degrees celcius (107.6 fahrenheit) in some places.
In the foreground is the old town of Maduo County - overlooked by the new town. The old town was abandoned in 1979 due to the risk of flooding from the Yellow River. Now the new town may have to be moved because of a lack of water in the area.
A 31 year old Tibetan woman at her home in Yellow River township. She has 4 children and once owned 20 cattle and 30 sheep and lived well from the profits of the herd. However, due to the increase in degraded grassland she lost her livelihood and...
Yak and sheep bathing at Eling Lake. The water level of Eling Lake has been reduced to a record low. In the past 50 years, the water level was reduced by 3-4 years. The wetlands along the lakes are seriously deteriorating.
A saline deposit is the only evidence left of a small lake in the Star Sea Lake area which completely dried up only 4 years ago in 2001. Greenpeace believes the burning of fossil fuels has contributed to global warming and rapid lake water reduction.
A comparison of Halong Glacier between 1981 and 2005. According to the analysis done by the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the glacier retreated by over 400 metres between 1966...
This desert did not exist 2-3 years ago and has already encroached around 8 kilometres into previously lush grassland.
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