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How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 23 July, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace East Asia exposed today how state-owned Chinese coal company Shenhua, the world's largest coal producer by volume, is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater. In 11 field trips...

Greenpeace Italy wins right to criticise Enel’s deadly coal emissions

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 17 July, 2012 3 comments

It can only be described as a victory for democratic rights: an Italian court has ruled against utility company Enel and its desperate bid to silence Greenpeace Italy. Enel, incensed by an embarrassing analysis of its dirty coal...

Cynical Old King Coal shows its true colours

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 22 November, 2012

Shocking is the only way to describe the extraordinarily cynical comments made to the Financial Times (November 4, Global warming: Climate change needs action but it has a cost ) by Milton Catelin, chief executive of the World Coal...

Death from the stack

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 5 April, 2013

The coal industry has a dirty secret: it is killing people. This week Greenpeace Germany released a report, " Death from the stack ", revealing that the country's coal-fired power plants caused an estimated 3,100 deaths in 2010 -...

A bad day for the climate

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 8 March, 2013

It’s a truly bad news day for the global climate. Scientists in the US have found that the Earth is warming faster than at any time since the last Ice Age 11,300 years ago and maybe even further back. They found that most of that...

Winning the fight for the climate, one community at a time

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 10 April, 2013 9 comments

For a long time, efforts to stem the growth of global CO2 emissions and avert the impending climate chaos have been synonymous with complex international negotiations between governments. The unwillingness of governments to commit...

Australian coal exports: a climate change boomerang

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 26 February, 2013 2 comments

The Australian continent might be about 4,000 km wide from east to west, but even the far west coast cannot escape the winds of Cyclone Rusty and the alarming impacts of climate change caused by coal mining, such as the planned Galilee...

Carbon Trading and Coal: Making the Right Choice

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 12 June, 2013 3 comments

It’s time for the EU to make some decisions about its own future and the future of its citizens. There are two things at stake; the fiscal impetus of recovering a carbon emissions trading scheme which is perilously close to...

Revealed: the coal industry’s plan to devastate the climate

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 November, 2012 4 comments

It’s been quite a week. In this lead up to the UN climate conference in Doha which starts Monday, there was news almost every day about soaring CO 2 emissions and the threat of catastrophic climate change. On Monday, the World...

Why coal matters to Doha

Blog entry by Swati Jangle | 3 December, 2012

Few people have much hope for international climate negotiations these days. Government delegations currently meeting in the Qatari capital Doha are negotiating a complex architecture that seems to have little connection with either...

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