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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Will the “Carbon Monoxide Man” End Finland’s Reliance on Coal?

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 October, 2012

In a surprise announcement, the Finnish Minister Jyri Häkämies, in charge of revising the country’s Climate and Energy Strategy, announced an ambition to completely phase out coal-fired energy production by 2025, outdoing Denmark’s...

Eskom is burning South Africa’s water to produce electricity

Blog entry by Melita Steele | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it. More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this...

Deaths and energy technologies

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 15 April, 2011 22 comments

In the debate about nuclear power, some people argue that the number of fatalities that can be attributed to the coal or gas industry is much higher than fatalities caused by nuclear power – and conclude that this argument successfully...

China’s wind power production increased more than coal power did for first time ever

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 21 March, 2013

Originally posted by  Think Progress  Amid all the news about coal and pollution problems in China you might have missed this one: According to  new statistics  from the China Electricity Council, China’s wind power production...

President Obama, consider this your 'Need-to-Do' list

Blog entry by Swati Jangle | 22 January, 2013 8 comments

US President Barack Obama finally broke his 'climate silence' with strong remarks about the climate change threat during his inauguration speech on Monday. That’s good. And it's about time. For years we have watched the warnings...

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 January, 2013 5 comments

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Absurdity, urgency and the battle for our future

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 6 December, 2012

My head is in Doha, but my body is not. My inbox is overflowing even more than usual, as rumors picked up in the vast corridors of the Qatar Convention Centre are spread around electronically. The acronyms alone make it easy to make...

Greenpeace supporters set world record for most Facebook comments

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 14 April, 2011 5 comments

We just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page in the past 24 hours. ...

Enel trying to silence Greenpeace Italy to hide deadly coal habit

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 28 June, 2012

The biggest coal user in Italy is trying to silence Greenpeace Italy for telling Italians the company’s coal plant emissions kill 366 people a year — about one person every day. This kind of attack isn’t new. Big, rich companies...

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 August, 2012 3 comments

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia. A planned major expansion of coal mines, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-based chemical...

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