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A Greenpeace activist at Doha, UN climate conference

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | 2013-01-09

Image: Philippine National police unload boxes of water bottles, at the port of Sasa, in Davao City. © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 10, 2012. Doha was my...

Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5 in China

Press release | 2012-12-18 at 7:30

December 18, Beijing – An estimated 8,572 premature deaths occurred in four major Chinese cities in 2012, due to high levels of PM2.5 pollution, a joint study by Greenpeace East Asia and Peking University’s School of Public Health has concluded.

Dangerous Breathing

Publication | 2012-12-18 at 7:30 6 comments

This is a summary of a report that studies the health risks and economic loss linked to PM2.5 in four major Chinese cities, and assesses the potential public health and economic benefits given effective improvement of PM2.5 pollution control...

'Blowing in the wind?': China's energy future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-13

As the trade war over solar panels between the United States and China continues to heat up – with Europe also none too happy – Greenpeace East Asia has released a report examining the state of the other important renewable energy...

South Korea tramples human rights and ignores lessons from Fukushima

Blog entry by Pino Lee | 2012-12-12

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on December 10, 2012.  Today is the International Human Rights Day and what better way to mark it than by launching a court case against injustice in South Korea. With so...

A Chinese environmentalist rediscovers Siem Reap

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-03

I woke up this morning in a nice little hotel in Siem Reap. It was six-thirty in the morning but it was already quite hot. It was going to be such an exciting day, I thought to myself, already going through in my mind the whole list of...

Bringing Chinese wind to the Angkor Photo Festival

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-02

I am bringing some very beautiful pictures to the 8th Angkor Photo Festival that runs from December 1-8. They are pictures of wind turbines from different parts of China. Either in the middle of the desert in northwestern China, or...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 2012-11-21 1 comment

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact on...

Global Wind Power Market Could Triple by 2020

Press release | 2012-11-14 at 12:31

Beijing, 14 November. Greenpeace International and the Global Wind Energy Council released their bi-annual report on the future of the wind industry in Beijing today. The fourth edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook shows that wind power...

A South Korean family stands united against nuclear

Image | 2012-11-12 at 3:30

Greenpeace in South Korea are telling the stories of ordinary citizens that are firmly against nuclear energy in the country. Pictured is Mr Gimjungha , a cattle farmer who along with his wife have one son and three daughters. His youngest...

No nuclear in China - not anywhere

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2012-10-31

Last week  Reuters reported  that China will approve a small number of new nuclear reactors before 2015 to be built in coastal regions.  Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power...

Hong Kong activists protest the city's "ghost malls"

Image | 2012-10-15 at 6:00

Greenpeace campaigners in Hong Kong protest at one of the city's shopping malls. Due to a certain pricing scheme, the malls leave their lights on all night, thereby wasting a lot of energy. Our campaigners took advantage of the Halloween holiday...

South Korea can't deny the risks of nuclear power forever

Blog entry by Jan Beranek | 2012-10-09

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, October 8, 2012. I am at a detention centre at South Korea's airport, quickly writing these few words as best I can on a mobile phone. Together with my colleague, Dr.

South Korea again bars Greenpeace staff from country to silence nuclear critics

Press release | 2012-10-08 at 16:01

Seoul, South Korea, 8 October 2012 - Greenpeace International nuclear campaigners have again been denied entry to South Korea, making it crystal clear the government in Seoul is trying to silence nuclear critics.

Last year wind generated 1.5% of China's total electricity output

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2012-10-04

The following is taken from the latest " China Wind Power Outlook 2012 ". Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic...

Taking a closer look at our photo of northwestern China's water crisis

Image | 2012-10-01 at 6:30

Along with the Asia Society Center, Greenpeace held a photography exhibition in Ping Yao exploring pollution in China. Here an onlooker has a close look at a series of images we took documenting the water crisis in northwestern China due to the...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2012-09-19

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this week company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

China’s Wind Power Market Remained the World No. 1, with Developing Pattern...

Press release | 2012-09-18 at 11:30

September 18, 2012, Beijing – China continued to be the world’s leader in installed wind power capacity in 2011 with an increasingly diversified wind power market, according to the report China Wind Power Outlook 2012. The report was jointly...

China Wind Power Outlook 2012

Publication | 2012-09-18 at 11:30 1 comment

Wind power is globally recognized as an effective way to mitigate climate change, improve energy security, and support low-carbon industrial and economic growth. China, currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers, has been the world...

Only wishful blue skies for Beijing's tourists

Image | 2012-09-03 at 7:30

If only the sky was blue like in the fake backdrop on the left side of this photo, rather than the polluted, grey skies behind it! Last week Beijing's air was particularly polluted, with levels at the 300 mark, indicating severe levels of pollution.

Arctic Sea Ice minimum - new record is set in 2012

Blog entry by cleronde | 2012-08-31

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International . In the Greenpeace office, staff have developed a bad habit. We take our seats, switch our computers on and click on the bookmark to the National Snow and Ice Data Center...

Mother river: sucked and trashed

Image gallery | 2012-08-22

Drought affects the most vulnerable in China

Image | 2012-08-20 at 8:00

Heimajing Village, Awang Township, Dongchuan District, Yunnan. 68 year old Xiuying Du is digging carrots to feed pigs. She and her sister-in-law planted carrot seeds but after a year the carrots are still only a finger's size. The drought is...

Greenpeace Report Predicts Widespread Water Crises Caused by China’s Northwestern...

Press release | 2012-08-14 at 6:00

August 14, 2012, Beijing – At least some 10 billion cubic meters of water – equivalent to about one sixth of the annual total water volume of the Yellow River – will be consumed by 16 new coal power bases in China in 2015, triggering severe water...

Thirsty Coal

Publication | 2012-08-14 at 5:30

As China’s economy grows, its thirst for energy - nearly 70% of which now comes from coal - worsens. The world’s second largest economy will construct 16 large-scale coal power bases, predominantly in western areas of the country over the...

Silence at Eling Lake in Qinghai

Image | 2012-08-13 at 9:00

A yak and sheep cross near Eling Lake, Madou County, Qinghai, China.

Heading into the land of the polar bear

Video | 2012-08-09 at 10:00

Chinese pop musician, Hu Haiquan, of Yu Quan fame, went with Greenpeace to the Arctic. He found out why the home of the precious polar bear needs to be saved. To become an Arctic Defender like Haiquan, visit: http://www.savethearctic.org/

Hu Haiquan invites you to become an Arctic Defender

Video | 2012-08-08 at 8:00

Hu Haiquan is one half of Yu Quan; one of the most famous pop duos in mainland China. He went with Greenpeace to the Arctic to find out more about the area and the rapid changes currently taking place at the very top of our planet. ...

A family's nomadic lifestyle disappears due to climate change

Image | 2012-08-06 at 6:00

A Tibetan nomadic family at home in their new house in the Hua Shi Xia township. Environmental conditions have forced them from their traditional way of life. The Chinese government has supplied electrical appliances - TV, Stove, and furniture,...

HK activist sends a video postcard from the Arctic

Video | 2012-08-02 at 7:00

Lam Fai Fred (林輝) is a popular social activist from Hong Kong with many regular columns in local newspapers. Fred joined Greenpeace in the Arctic to learn more about this pristine region and vital sea ice research.

Taiwanese TV presenter Janet Hsieh wants to give the earth a hug

Blog entry by Janet Hsieh | 2012-08-01

I am a selfish person. I like nice, beautiful things and places. And I want to visit them in my lifetime. I know we're supposed to take care of our environment for our children and our children's children and all that, but I don't...

Glacier collapse in the mountains of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Image | 2012-07-30 at 6:00

Glacier collapse on the western side of the Anemaqing mountain. Section of the Glof showing ice wall collapse. In April 2004, a huge snow avalanche took place at about 38 km from Xiadawu township on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. With a combination...

Shell's social media oil spill

Image gallery | 2012-07-26

A beginner's guide to nuclear power

Feature Story | 2012-07-25 at 5:30

Nuclear power, once the domain of scientists in labs and far away from the thoughts of the rest of us, is fast becoming a debate held between every day people.

'Let's Go! Arctic' advertisements

Image gallery | 2012-07-24

A Chinese pop star admires the Arctic view

Image | 2012-07-23 at 7:30 1 comment

The Arctic landscape and Arctic Sunrise are reflected in the sunglasses of Chinese pop star Hu Haiquan, as he looks across Liefdefjorden. He was part of an international crew on a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic. Greenpeace is campaigning...

Preserve Arctic for sake of shared global future

Blog entry by Li Yan | 2012-07-18

Last week, as China’s icebreaker, the Xuelong (“Snow Dragon”) set sail from the port of Qingdao, heading for the Arctic with an international crew on board, Greenpeace’s ship, the   Arctic Sunrise , a Greenpeace vessel, set sail...

Justice Bao issues a warrant for environmental crimes

Image | 2012-07-09 at 7:30

Three Greenpeace activists dressed up as Justice Bao (a symbolic figure in Chinese history who represents justice) to present a warrant to our Secretary for the environment. It was the first day for the new head of Environment Bureau, and...

A feisty, Chinese digital campaigner moved to tears by the Arctic

Blog entry by Xiaoning Shen | 2012-07-05

If you think the Arctic has nothing to do with you, then you are wrong. It took me 30 hours of flying and another 30 hours on the Arctic Sunrise to get here. That is a lot of travelling – but there is a story unfolding up...

Asia's stars come out in support of the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-07-05

(L-R) Kongkee, Tsang Tsui Shan, Leila Tong, Fred Lam, Janet Hsieh, Kay Tse, Chet Lam and Joey Leung Cho-Yiu. Singers, filmmakers, television stars, fashion designers and activists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China have all...

Greenpeace ship sets sail to map sea ice and protect fragile Arctic

Press release | 2012-06-29 at 23:30

Svalbard, Norway – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will depart on Friday for a month-long expedition in the icy Arctic as part of the environment group’s new campaign to save the pristine region.

The diplomacy of air pollution

Blog entry by Zhou Rong | 2012-06-21 1 comment

A clear day vs a smoggy day in Beijing. On June 5, World Environment Day, China’s environment ministry published its annual “ state of the environment ” report as normal. But this year, the launch attracted unusual levels of...

Tibetan local stands up against climate change

Image | 2012-06-18 at 6:00

At the south side of Mt. Geladandong’s main peak, a Greenpeace campaigner and a local man hold a banner reading “Save the climate, protect our water.” Back in 2009 this was Greenpeace's fourth expedition in five years to investigate the rapid...

Korea continues to block senior Greenpeace campaigners

Blog entry by Hyunmin Chang | 2012-06-13

Last Friday Rashid Kang, Organizational Development Manager for Greenpeace Seoul, was AGAIN deported upon arrival to Korea. This is the third time Greenpeace senior staff have been deported this year. In April three senior staff of...

Silk Road crosses the Great Wall

Image | 2012-06-11 at 6:30

Jiayu Pass, lying to the west of Jiuquan, is the western starting point of the existing Great Wall of China. The pass was a significant defense system to keep away enemies coming from west, and an indispensable stopping station of the ancient...

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