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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...

Ice ride: two-wheeling polar bears spotted in Hong Kong

Image | 2013-09-23 at 8:20

Our volunteers dressed up as polar bears joined 200 other people in an Ice Ride, Hong Kong. The event was part of a Global Day of Action in a collective protest against Arctic oil drilling. The event aims to draw the world’s attention to the...

Arctic oil? SHELL no!

Image gallery | 2013-09-19

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...

Why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 2013-09-17

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert , wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

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