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World’s biggest coal company Shenhua to stop exploiting groundwater in China

Press release | 2014-04-08 at 0:00

Beijing – The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is to stop extracting groundwater for their flagship coal-to-liquid project in Inner Mongolia’s Ordos - an area struggling with severe water shortages affecting farmers and...

Study points to coal burning as origin of northern China airpocalypse

Press release | 2013-12-02 at 15:30

Beijing - Coal burning is the biggest contributor of air pollution in Beijing and surrounding area, according to a University of Leeds study sponsored by Greenpeace East Asia. Previous studies have linked outdoor air pollution to premature deaths...

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...

Hong Kong Car-Free Day Central-North Point Cycling Parade

Press release | 2013-09-15 at 14:00

Hong Kong - Nearly 200 cyclists came out today in support of saving the Arctic, making a round-trip between Central and North Point. Meanwhile three Greenpeace activists and two volunteers dressed as polar bears unfurled a banner reading 'ARCTIC...

China clean air plan to slow coal consumption, curb coal imports

Press release | 2013-09-12 at 12:33

Beijing – The Chinese government's plan to improve air quality in the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong regions will significantly slow down China’s coal consumption growth, setting an important precedent that should be broadened in China, and that...

Hong Kong listed company conference questioned by Greenpeace demanding the end of...

Press release | 2013-08-26 at 21:00

Hong Kong - Today, the Shenhua Group (HKG 1088) 2013 Interim Results Conference was questioned by activists from Greenpeace, an international environmental NGO, who submitted to company board members an open letter and report titled Thirsty Coal...

Shenhua admits to illegally discharging water in response to Greenpeace water grab...

Press release | 2013-08-23 at 5:30

Beijing - China's largest coal conglomerate - the Shenhua Group - has admitted to illegally discharging wastewater in direct response to Greenpeace East Asia’s 'Thirsty Coal 2' report. Released in July, the environmental NGO’s investigation...

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...

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