Dried Out Farmland in Inner Mongolia

Photo | 18 March, 2014

Zhang Dadi, a farmer from the Adaohai Number 1 Commune, has a 150-meter deep well that he uses to irrigate his corn field. Last year he planted 20 mu of land, but could only irrigate 15 mu (1 hectare). This year he planted 15 mu but could only irrigate 8 and the remaining 7 mu didnt get irrigated. The groundwater levels drop every year and it also does not rain. Corn planted over a month ago still hasn't started to sprout. For ten years, the Chinese state-run organisation Shenhua Group, has been exploiting water resources at a shocking scale from the Ordos grasslands to use in its coal-to-liquid project (a process for producing liquid fuel from coal) and illegally dumping toxic industrial waste water. Shenhua's operations have sparked social unrest and caused severe ecological damage including desertification, impacting farmers and herders who are facing reduced water supplies in what was once an abundant farming area.

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TheCrossing: The Climbers of the Esperanza

Video | 6 April, 2015 at 19:45

As the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is trailing Shell's drilling ship the Polar Pioneer across the Pacific, six activists are taking climbing practice while talking about their motivation to take action on climate change.

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The Making of Smog Journeys

Video | 22 January, 2015 at 10:00

Renowned Chinese director Jia Zhangke talks about his film Smog Journeys, made for Greenpeace, exploring the daily realities of people forced to live with severe air pollution in China. The film looks at both large cities and smaller towns, each...

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