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A day of solidarity, in Korea and around the world

Video | 2013-10-17 at 5:30

Documenting the Global Day of Solidarity in support of the 'Arctic 30'. Tens of thousands of people participate in more than 200 events held in 49 countries throughout the world, including South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. A Russian court has...

How China's air pollution worries led to a curb in coal use

Blog entry by Huang Wei | 2013-10-16 1 comment

The following is an excerpt from our latest e-magazine issue: " A long and winding road to clean air. " As an activist who has been working on the air pollution issue from the Greenpeace Beijing office for over two years, I’ve...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 2013-10-15

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defence of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened earlier this month when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

A human peace sign at Taipei 101

Image | 2013-10-14 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers and staff form a human banner in the shape of a peace sign outside the Taipei 101 building - in support of the 28 Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer currently...

Chinese action on climate change welcome, but more needed from all parties

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-08

The strongest yet warning issued by world's top scientists this Friday reinforces the grim fact that climate change is happening, we're causing it and it's going to get much worse if we continue doing too little, too late. The...

Just black: coal trains in Inner Mongolia

Image | 2013-10-07 at 6:00

Coal trains in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Part of a collection of images showing a devastated land and the effects of water shortage on people in the Ordos grasslands in Inner Mongolia. For ten years, the Chinese state-run organisation Shenhua Group,...

145 Hong Kong people form ‘Free the Arctic 30’ slogan at Harbour Side

Press release | 2013-10-05 at 11:00

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...

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 6:20

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...

A Chinese protester and her mother

Image | 2013-09-16 at 6:00

Chinese villagers have been protesting groundwater extraction by state-owned coal company Shenhua. Wulansubude (left) has been arrested three times for protesting. Her mother tried to cut her own neck in an effort to get her daughter released,...

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

Press release | 2013-09-15 at 12:00

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 10:33

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...

The battle of coal vs. water

Video | 2013-09-12 at 6:45

Thousands of miles separate China's water-rich south and the nation's coal-rich north. In northwest China where water resources are particularly scarce, including the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Shaanxi, the coal industry is rapidly...

Guangdong can inspire dream of a smog-free China

Blog entry by Zelda Liang | 2013-09-04

Realising the dream of a modern and fully developed China does not have to be at the expense of people's health and well-being. There is no need to retreat to the lifestyle of cavemen for clean air. With tackling air pollution ...

Our campaigner shows high school kids what activism looks like

Image | 2013-09-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace activist Van Pham from the USA shown here giving a presentation to high school students. He was one of four Greenpeace activists who participated in a bicycle ride to the communities living within a 30km radius of the Kori Nuclear...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta and Justin Gray | 2013-08-29

This post was originally published on Greenpeace International, August 14, 2013. In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals...

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

Press release | 2013-08-26 at 19:00

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...

A shepherdess and her goat

Image | 2013-08-26 at 6:00

A shepherdess on the road from Tingris to Rongbuk Temple near Mount Everest (Qomolangma). The Rongbuk Glaciers are one of the prime sources of water feeding into the major rivers of China and India. Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster...

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

Press release | 2013-08-23 at 3:30

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 17:45

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...

September 15 is Car Free Day – a "Save the Arctic" cycling event

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-08-21

After a two year hiatus, Greenpeace’s Car Free Day 2013 is back in Hong Kong. Let’s join the global bike ride taking place in more than 31 countries and 75 cities around the world. Together we can challenge big oil and celebrate the...

Anti-nuke message at the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall

Image | 2013-08-19 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists wearing hazmat suits in front of the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall in Taipei City. They hold a banner that warns of nuclear disaster and mentions the 6 million Taiwanese that will be directly affected. Greenpeace is urging...

The burden of coal in Inner Mongolia

Image gallery | 2013-08-13

It's time China join the global rally against coal

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-07

All around the globe, a series of punches are being thrown at coal this summer. The international winds are shifting and the dirty black rock is becoming increasingly unpopular worldwide. Washington fired the first shots. On June...

China can do better than a 'pledge and review' climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-06

This blog is a reaction to the recent article on chinadialogue by Oxford academic Thomas Hale ' Understanding China's domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock ' , which itself was preceded by Li Shuo’s blog ' UN climate talks...

People power: unlocking China's domestic solar market

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-01

China is working extensively to unlock its domestic solar potential by pushing small-scale distributed projects . The State Council's detailed guideline to facilitate the development of the solar products' industry, issued on July 15,...

Chinese censorship will fail to hide Shenhua's ruthless water grab

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 2013-07-31

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation  exposing how a Chinese state-run coal company is overexploiting water resources and illegally discharging toxic wastewater has made global headlines. International news agencies such as ...

How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-07-30

Last week we exposed how state-owned Chinese coal company Shenhua, the world's largest coal producer by volume, is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater. In 11 field trips Greenpeace East Asia...

China's coal industry: stealing water, then polluting it

Image | 2013-07-29 at 4:00

The Shenhua coal-to-liquid project discharges creamy, white sewage directly into streams. In March 2003, the farmers and herders of Haole Baoji in Inner Mongolia began to witness the systemic destruction of their grasslands due to groundwater...

130 metres high in Busan, South Korea

Blog entry by Jun Kwon Song | 2013-07-24

The following was originally posted on Greenpeace International, July 10, 2013. Today is my second day, 130 metres in the air, on the Gwangan Bridge in Busan, South Korea. This bridge is the symbol of Busan and I'm here with a...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-24 at 0:00

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.

Thirst: the water shortages devastating Inner Mongolia

Video | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

A short documentary exploring the effects of water shortages on people in Inner Mongolia. For ten years, the Chinese state-run organisation Shenhua has sucked this land dry, pumping the water out of these beautiful grasslands to use in fuel...

Chernobyl! Fukushima! ... Busan?

Image | 2013-07-22 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior is seen in front of the Kori 1 nuclear reactor, with a banner reading (in Korean) "Chernobyl! Fukushima! Busan?" We are calling for a nuclear energy phase out starting with the Kori 1 reactor, the oldest...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

This is the face of bravery

Image | 2013-07-15 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States are escorted by Korean police after a three day protest at the iconic Gwangandaegyo Bridge concluded peacefully, Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2013. The activists are...

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