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Risky Business

Publication | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Continuous phosphate mining has increased the risk of disaster in the Longmen Mountain region with the dangers of mining near an earthquake zone seriously underestimated. The geological structure of these mountains combined with deep valleys, and...

The deadly price of Sichuan's not-so-natural disasters

Blog entry by Lang Xiyu | 2013-08-28

Last month the Chinese province of Sichuan was victim to a prolonged and devastating rainstorm. According to online news outlets, the floods killed at least 68 people, with 179 missing and over three million people affected. In...

Coal mining & abuse of the Mother River

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-23

The gushing, coffee-coloured waters of the Yellow River means a lot to the people of China. Ancient Chinese dynasties made their home in the fertile plains of the river basin, so it's little surprise the river has come to be known as...

Find out what Chinese fertilizers has to do with saving pandas

Blog entry by Alessandro Saccoccio | 2013-04-24 2 comments

We recently blogged about a Greenpeace East Asia investigation which uncovered the ‘ugly side of food’, and exposed a phosphate fertilizers manufacturing scandal in Sichuan, China . We also sadly witnessed how chemical fertilizers...

Lead Mine Wastewater in China

Image | 2012-01-02 at 13:30

Wastewater from lead and zinc mine tailings flooded the original pump house at the foot of Bao Mountain in Guiyang County. Guiyang County is rich in non-ferrous metals mineral resources, such as lead, zinc, manganese, gold, silver and so on.

Before there can be clear water there must be clear data

Blog entry by Ma Tianjie | 2012-02-02

Image (cc) willc2 and Greenpeace How can transparency and better information disclosure help solve the heavy metal pollution problem China is facing today? The cadmium pollution incident in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region...

Our campaigner on CCTV talking about Guangxi water contamination from cadmium

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-31 2 comments

Our toxics campaigner Ma Tianjie recently appeared on China's CCTV news program "China 24" to discuss the recent toxic metal contamination of water supply in Guanxi Autonomous Region. The responsible mining company, Jin Cheng Jiang...

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