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Friday Five: Greening coal towns and community activism in Sichuan

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-10-21

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China's coal capital is going green [Bloomberg] Smoggy steel behemoth Taiyuan, known at one point as the only city with worse air quality than Beijing, is...

Friday Five: Smog-free tower in Beijng and Pangolins get a helping hand

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-30

Credit: Derrick Wang Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China Reports 6 Dead, 23 Missing in Typhoon Landslides [NYTimes] Typhoon Megi hit mainland China after ripping through...

Bearing witness with Lu Guang

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-14

Bearing witness is at the core of Greenpeace’s mission. In China, this mission has been made possible so many times by collaboration with one particular photographer: Lu Guang. For over two decades, Lu Guang has been a dogged...

Greenpeace urges G20 governments to bring Paris Agreement into force this year

Press release | 2016-09-05 at 21:30

Beijing, 5 September 2016 - The Hangzhou G20 communique issued today brings climate change to the center stage of the global political agenda and sends a strong signal for all nations to join the Paris Agreement as soon as possible. Greenpeace...

Friday Five: US, China gear up for G20, Not-so-green bonds and Changzhou investigation

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-09-02

U.S. and China to lead push on climate change at G20 summit [Business Insider] As G20 fast approaches, the world’s two biggest polluters are offering high hopes for the December 2015 Paris agreement. The two nations are...

Friday 5: Glimmer of hope for China’s big cats and Shanxi is sinking.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-19

Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China’s coal towns are literally sinking [Fortune] First Beijing and now Shanxi. In addition to 10 billion USD of environmental damage,...

5 Problems with China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-08-08

Fishing vessels moored in the port of Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 31 July 2014 Simply put, China’s distant water fishing (DWF) industry, boats operating in other countries' waters or on the high seas, is enormous. With the latest...

Friday five: Northern floods and a landmark pollution case

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-22

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China firm fined for pollution in landmark case [NDTV] China’s first ever public litigation case against a polluting industry for causing air pollution was...

30% of China’s cities see air pollution worsen compared to last spring – Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-07-21 at 12:32

Beijing, 20 July, 2016 – Air pollution data from 367 cities across China shows that PM2.5 levels worsened in close to 30% of cities in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2015. First tier cities Shanghai and Guangzhou are...

Two steps forward, one step back?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-07-20

A disheartening finding on trends in China's air pollution For at least a year now China’s air quality has been seeing-except for in a handful of western cities -continuous improvements. For the first time, I was able...

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