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Greenpeace welcomes Busan court decision to uphold right to peaceful protest against...

Press release | 2013-08-22 at 19:45

Busan - Greenpeace today commended South Korea's judicial system for upholding people's right to peaceful protest after it ruled that the four Greenpeace activists who demonstrated on Busan's Gwangan bridge to raise awareness about South Korea's...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-23 at 3:00

A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

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...

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.

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...

Greenpeace court case seeks to end suppression of anti-nuclear voices in Korea

Press release | 2013-05-01 at 13:48

Seoul, 1 May 2013 – Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace International today sought to reverse a decision by Korea's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) during the Lee Myung Bak administration to deny entry to six of the organisations’ staff into the...

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