Rice is Life - traditional rice farming in China

Photo essay | 12 May, 2009

Rice is Life - traditional rice farming in China

For farmers of Southern China, rice is more than just food - it is the very basis of their culture, however, it's a way of life that could be under threat as the spectre of genetic modification (GM) creeps up on the planet's most important food crop.

Photographs and story by John Novis. Additional photographs individually credited.

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Sinking Sundarbans

Photo essay | 4 March, 2010 at 16:16

At the mouth of the Ganges River lies the Sundarbans - 20,000 square kilometres of Unesco protected Mangrove forest stretching between India and Bangladesh. It is home to 500 endangered Bengali tigers, countless crocodiles and around 4.3 million...

Paradise Lost

Photo essay | 1 March, 2009 at 15:47

PNG's (Papua New Guinea) remote location suits illegal and unethical logging companies. It makes it very difficult to prove workers' claims of mistreatment and poor conditions. Conditions for PNG forest communities and logging workers were mostly...

Scraplife - e-waste in Pakistan

Photo essay | 18 February, 2009 at 15:39

Thousands of tons of e-waste – such as discarded PCs, mobile phones and TVs - are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Our research shows that some of this waste is exported to Pakistan.. In the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of...

Following the e-waste trail

Photo essay | 18 February, 2009 at 15:19

Greenpeace has been investigating the immoral and illegal e-waste dumping in developing countries since 2002. After China, India, Pakistan and Ghana, this is the story of how one very broken TV managed to avoid being tested and recycled according...

Poisoning the Poor

Photo essay | 30 July, 2008 at 16:14

Mid 2008 a Greenpeace team including campainger Kim Schopppink and photographer Kate Davison went to Ghana to document and gather evidence of what really happens to our electronic waste.

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