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Greenpeace investigation: why China needs to move away from coal to save its water

Blog entry by Deng Ping | 11 September, 2013

Water is the basis of life everywhere, but few things drive that fact home like visiting the arid western and northern parts of China, where grasslands are turning into desert, wells are emptying and rivers are running dry because of...

The real driver behind China’s push to curb coal consumption

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 20 December, 2012

Can you imagine wearing an industrial filter mask for the next 20 years, every time you walk out the door to protect you from air pollution? This is effectively what is needed if you live in one of many mega cities in China, where...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

Norway’s "no to coal" is a challenge to decision makers worldwide

Blog entry by Johan Hammerstrøm | 5 June, 2015

Today’s vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a stand against coal. The parliament...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 21 October, 2014 7 comments

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 17 October, 2014 7 comments

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 1 September, 2010 30 comments

We've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not to use...

4 reasons we’re breaking free from fossil fuels

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | 11 May, 2016

Over the next two weeks, activists like you and me are standing in the way of the world's most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Join the global movement to Break Free and keep fossil fuels in the ground. With the presidential...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 1 July, 2015 1 comment

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world's biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has joined 41 other nations to unveil its...

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