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Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-11 at 0:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Survey: Nearly 70% of citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region unsatisfied with...

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 2:30

Recently, Greenpeace surveyed public satisfaction of air quality in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The survey revealed that nearly 70% of local residents are unsatisfied with the current air quality. Meanwhile, 92% of residents want the...

Greenpeace activists set up Nuclear Emergency camp on Busan's iconic bridge

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today set up a hanging Nuclear Emergency camp on the suspension cables of Busan's iconic Gwangandaegyo bridge, calling for the Korean government to widen the official nuclear evacuation zone to 30-kilometer radius. The four...

Rainbow Warrior begins Nuclear Emergency Tour of South Korea

Press release | 2013-07-05 at 19:41

Greenpeace's legendary flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into South Korea's Incheon Harbor for the first time today to start its Nuclear Emergency Tour, aiming to raise awareness on the level of emergency preparations South Korea's nuclear...

New South Korean fisheries law a good first step to curb illegal fishing

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 20:00

In response to news that the Korean National Assembly has amended its fisheries law to help curb illegal fishing (1), Greenpeace East Asia oceans campaigner Jiehyun Park made the below statement.

Greenpeace directors re-enter South Korea as denial of entry ends

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 19:12

Two Greenpeace directors have re-entered South Korea today after the denial of entry handed to them by the previous administration has apparently been lifted as part of the settlement the government sought from Greenpeace.

Toxic pesticides cocktail found in Chinese herbs sold in Europe and North America

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 0:09

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed traditional Chinese herbal products being exported to Europe and North America are laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, many of them exceeding levels considered safe by food and...

Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 2013-06-24 at 19:00

Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural chemicals.

Greenpeace agrees to settle lawsuit against South Korean Ministry of Justice

Press release | 2013-06-20 at 17:24

Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International agreed to settle the lawsuit they filed against South Korea's Ministry of Justice for denying entry to six Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigners. The MOJ contacted the law firm representing...

Pollution from coal power plants in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region causes nearly 10...

Press release | 2013-06-18 at 1:00

A research project co-authored by Greenpeace on the health impacts of coal power plants shows that PM2.5 pollution from the 196 coal-fired power plants in the capital region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei caused 9,900 premature deaths and nearly 70,000...

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