2009 Toxics Feature Stories

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Playing dirty: how factories hide their pollution in China

Feature Story | 2009-11-03 at 16:20

There are lots of ways to fool environmental inspectors. Here we take a look at how factories in China do it.

Poisoning the Pearl River

Feature Story | 2009-10-28 at 10:00

It’s not for nothing that the Pearl River Delta region is known as the ‘world’s factory floor.’ In 2007, 30 percent of China’s exports were made here. But, as a new Greenpeace China report finds out, the region is paying a deadly price in pollution.

Water pollution: the dirty China story

Feature Story | 2009-10-13 at 9:00

Greenpeace China checks up on how a new environmental regulation is working in China and finds big companies like Shell and Sinopec are ignoring it.

Greenpeace protests HP's broken promise

Feature Story | 2009-06-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists dressed in bio-hazard suits protested outside Hewlett-Packard's Beijing office after the electronic giant broke its promise on not using toxic chemicals.

World Water Day, Beijing

Feature Story | 2009-03-23 at 10:00

One in four people in China is living with unsafe water. Greenpeace China took that message to the streets in an unusually sticky way on World Water Day, March 22.

China’s cancer: water pollution

Feature Story | 2009-03-20 at 15:20

China's water pollution has reached grave proportions. Greenpeace China Toxics Campaigner Mariah Zhao explains how a visit to a "cancer" village in Jiangsu province solidifed her resolve to stop this human tragedy.

BASF: the bad boy in China?

Feature Story | 2009-02-13 at 10:00

It sounds great, doesn’t it? BASF wants to build a mega factory bringing thousands of jobs to China’s poor western region. Not so fast.

Go go gadget green

Feature Story | 2009-01-13 at 10:00

How green are the latest gadgets? Not as green as we’d like but getting better. Greenpeace checked out 50 products by 15 major companies for their enviro street cred. Who came on top?

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