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How China's Shenhua group is plundering water supplies

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 2013-07-30

Last week we exposed 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 East Asia...

China's coal industry: stealing water, then polluting it

Image | 2013-07-29 at 4:00

The Shenhua coal-to-liquid project discharges creamy, white sewage directly into streams. In March 2003, the farmers and herders of Haole Baoji in Inner Mongolia began to witness the systemic destruction of their grasslands due to groundwater...

130 metres high in Busan, South Korea

Blog entry by Jun Kwon Song | 2013-07-24

The following was originally posted on Greenpeace International, July 10, 2013. Today is my second day, 130 metres in the air, on the Gwangan Bridge in Busan, South Korea. This bridge is the symbol of Busan and I'm here with a...

Greenpeace reveals Chinese state coal company's ruthless water grab

Press release | 2013-07-24 at 0:00

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: the water shortages devastating Inner Mongolia

Video | 2013-07-23 at 1:00

A short documentary exploring the effects of water shortages on people in Inner Mongolia. For ten years, the Chinese state-run organisation Shenhua has sucked this land dry, pumping the water out of these beautiful grasslands to use in fuel...

Chernobyl! Fukushima! ... Busan?

Image | 2013-07-22 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior is seen in front of the Kori 1 nuclear reactor, with a banner reading (in Korean) "Chernobyl! Fukushima! Busan?" We are calling for a nuclear energy phase out starting with the Kori 1 reactor, the oldest...

Chinese government needs to push clean energy agenda as hard as it addresses coal...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-17

On June 14, the State Council held a regular work session whose focus surprised nobody - controlling air pollution and facilitating the healthy development of China's solar sector. What was significant and symbolic though, was the...

This is the face of bravery

Image | 2013-07-15 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and the United States are escorted by Korean police after a three day protest at the iconic Gwangandaegyo Bridge concluded peacefully, Busan, South Korea, 11 July 2013. The activists are...

Coal power in China's key coal consuming provinces led to 83,500 premature deaths in...

Press release | 2013-07-10 at 22:29

Greenpeace released a study today on the health impacts of coal power plants in three of China’s key coal consuming provinces, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. The results show that PM2.5 pollution from the 637 power plants in these provinces...

Survey: Nearly 70% of citizens in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region unsatisfied with...

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:30

Recently, Greenpeace surveyed public satisfaction of air quality in the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The survey revealed that nearly 70% of local residents are unsatisfied with the current air quality. Meanwhile, 92% of residents want the...

Greenpeace activists set up Nuclear Emergency camp on Busan's iconic bridge

Press release | 2013-07-09 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today set up a hanging Nuclear Emergency camp on the suspension cables of Busan's iconic Gwangandaegyo bridge, calling for the Korean government to widen the official nuclear evacuation zone to 30-kilometer radius. The four...

Rainbow Warrior begins Nuclear Emergency Tour of South Korea

Press release | 2013-07-05 at 17:41

Greenpeace's legendary flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into South Korea's Incheon Harbor for the first time today to start its Nuclear Emergency Tour, aiming to raise awareness on the level of emergency preparations South Korea's nuclear...

Greenpeace directors re-enter South Korea as denial of entry ends

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 17:12

Two Greenpeace directors have re-entered South Korea today after the denial of entry handed to them by the previous administration has apparently been lifted as part of the settlement the government sought from Greenpeace.

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

Greenpeace appeal to improve the quality of air in China by rapidly reducing coal...

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-06-27

The Ministry of Environmental Protection recently released the “2012 Bulletin on the Environmental Situation in China.” According to this bulletin, in 2012, out of more than 325 cities above the prefecture level, a mere 40% of them...

UN climate talks can spur emission cuts in China

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-06-25

When the climate negotiators of the world recently gathered in Bonn, the Ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) had a tough mission – to reach a new agreement by 2015. China’s role in the process has...

Fighting the suppression of anti-nuke voices in Korea

Image | 2013-06-24 at 6:00

Greenpeace East Asia nuclear campaigner Pino Lee, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) International Solidarity Committee coordinator, Gayoon Baek, and lawyers address journalists at the Seoul Central District Court late last...

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