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China's clinging to coal an unnecessary contradiction

Feature Story | 2013-02-06 at 6:00

The biggest dirty-energy project on the planet is the planned 20% expansion of China’s coal mining and production operations in five semi-arid western and northern provinces, where most of China’s remaining reserves of the dirty fuel are to be...

Empowering the public to end China's air pollution crisis

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-01-17 2 comments

Air pollution in China's capital city of Beijing reached record levels over the weekend. According to the U.S. Embassy twitter @ BeijingAir , at 8pm on Saturday PM 2.5 readings surged to 886 µg/m3, exceeding the Environmental...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-01-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 20, 2012. Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution ? ...

A Greenpeace activist at Doha, UN climate conference

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | 2013-01-09

Image: Philippine National police unload boxes of water bottles, at the port of Sasa, in Davao City. © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 10, 2012. Doha was my...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 10:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

'Blowing in the wind?': China's energy future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-13

As the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China continues to heat up – with Europe also none too happy – Greenpeace East Asia has released a report examining the state of the other important renewable energy...

South Korea tramples human rights and ignores lessons from Fukushima

Blog entry by Pino Lee | 2012-12-12

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on December 10, 2012.  Today is the International Human Rights Day and what better way to mark it than by launching a court case against injustice in South Korea. With so...

A Chinese environmentalist rediscovers Siem Reap

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-03

I woke up this morning in a nice little hotel in Siem Reap. It was six-thirty in the morning but it was already quite hot. It was going to be such an exciting day, I thought to myself, already going through in my mind the whole list of...

Bringing Chinese wind to the Angkor Photo Festival

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-02

I am bringing some very beautiful pictures to the 8th Angkor Photo Festival that runs from December 1-8. They are pictures of wind turbines from different parts of China. Either in the middle of the desert in northwestern China, or...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 2012-11-21 1 comment

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact on...

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