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How China's air pollution worries led to a curb in coal use

Blog entry by Huang Wei | 2013-10-16 1 comment

The following is an excerpt from our latest e-magazine issue: " A long and winding road to clean air. " As an activist who has been working on the air pollution issue from the Greenpeace Beijing office for over two years, I’ve...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 2013-10-15

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defence of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened earlier this month when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

Chinese action on climate change welcome, but more needed from all parties

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-08

The strongest yet warning issued by world's top scientists this Friday reinforces the grim fact that climate change is happening, we're causing it and it's going to get much worse if we continue doing too little, too late. The...

145 Hong Kong people form ‘Free the Arctic 30’ slogan at Harbour Side

Press release | 2013-10-05 at 13:00

Hong Kong – 145 citizens of Hong Kong came out today in solidarity with 28 crew members and two freelancers, a photographer and videographer, of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, who have been charged with piracy by the Russian state prosecutor...

Join the global day of solidarity for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-10-03

Shots fired so close they felt the splash in the water. Knives bared to slash their rubber boats. Russian special forces storming their ship from a helicopter. Five days incommunicado at sea under armed guard. And now, two months of...

Green choices: a "Silent Spring" moment in China?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-03

September 12 might in later years turn out to be a milestone for China’s environment and growth pattern. On that day, the Chinese State Council released the long anticipated air pollution action plan , a comprehensive strategy...

How 22 wells destroyed 80,000 hectares of once stunning landscape

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-10-02

The following is an excerpt from our report 'Thirsty Coal 2', which can be read in full here . The Shenhua Group is China's largest coal conglomerate, producing 460 million tons of raw coal every year. Half of this total comes...

What you need to know about coal in the Pearl River Delta region

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-09-26

As the biggest provincial economy in China, Guangdong is the most capable of accelerating changes in the country's energy structure, to lead in meeting new national air quality standards. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest...

7 must know facts about nuclear in South Korea

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-09-25

1. A round 80% of Korea's primary energy supply comes from fossil fuels and 16% from nuclear energy, with just 2% supplied by renewable energy.  Korea ranks only 15th in the G20 for its investments in renewable energy, lagging...

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...

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