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Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 12:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

How China's fertilizer industry is endangering villager lives

Video | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

Greenpeace has lifted the lid on a serious problem that's been plaguing China for decades. The country has now accumulated at least three hundred million tons of toxic phosphogypsum waste, or more than 200 kg for every citizen in China. Stacks in...

How ancient Chinese farmers had it right all along, and other eco-friendly rice...

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2013-01-03

In China's epic 7,000 year history of rice farming, all but the last 30 has been what we would call "totally organic." Unfortunately 30 years is enough to derail a very fine and long love affair, with two developments popping up to...

Chinese Greenpeace activists go undercover to expose factory toxic pollution

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-11

Last year Greenpeace toxics team went undercover to infiltrate factories that were releasing hazardous chemicals into China's waterways. Campaigner Zhang Kai looks back on the challenges and successes of the Detox  campaign, a...

The village activist going up against China's polluters

Image | 2013-04-01 at 6:00

Dongying Wei witnesses pollution from a chemical plant. Dongying Wei and her husband Guantong Shao have been investigating environmental pollution for over a decade. They have reported their findings to the government officials and more than one...

Greenpeace East Asia's most read stories of 2011

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-29

It was another big year for Greenpeace in East Asia. Air pollution was one topic that dominated the headlines in China, with the government finally deciding to begin implementation of PM2.5 in air quality readings. Readers were also...

We rank China's supermarkets: where you should shop and where you should not

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-01

Download our Supermarket Ranking 2011 infographic . According to our recent studies , most produce found at five supermarkets in China contain residues of one or more pesticides , and in some cases, these pesticides are either...

Campaign Director Sze Pang Cheung: "China's environment is now at a crossroads"

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-14

In the historic year of 1997, Greenpeace opened its office in Hong Kong. Fourteen years later, the reasons for Greenpeace working in China and Hong Kong are as clear as ever: China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases .

Coal burning in China: six shocking figures

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-18

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of manmade carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. 80% of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. It supplies...

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