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Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by Pinar Aksogan | 3 September, 2013

There is no better start to a day than waking up to good news. Especially, at a time when your hope is weakened by a near war in your neighbouring country, and by your government trying to allow your forests, national parks and...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 14 August, 2013 3 comments

In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals and attract intense scrutiny. In China, which has continued to add an equivalent...

Village under threat to be destroyed by Vattenfall

Blog entry by Gregor Kessler | 7 August, 2013 7 comments

The boiling air hits us like a punch when we leave the bus. It's one hot afternoon here in Proschim, an old village of 300 in the heart of the East-German Lausitz-region. Most of the 40 Greenpeace activists that just arrived via Berlin...

Chinese censorship will fail to hide Shenhua's ruthless water grab

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 23 July, 2013 7 comments

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation exposing how a Chinese state-run coal company is overexploiting water resources and illegally discharging toxic wastewater has made global headlines today.   International news agencies such as ...

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 reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 23 July, 2013 at 7:00

Beijing, 23 July 2013 – A state-owned Chinese coal company is overexploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial wastewater, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace East Asia has revealed.

Thirst

Video | 22 July, 2013 at 11:30

In this short documentary exploring the effects of water shortage on people in Inner Mongolia, Greenpeace East Asia reveals that the Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is exploiting water resources in Inner Mongolia at a...

End the age of coal

Video | 1 July, 2013 at 16:00

In Istanbul alone, 500 young climate activists from 134 countries joined thousands of Turkish activists and Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo to call for an end to the age of coal, to protect the Earth's climate.

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...

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