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How mining is threatening China’s precious forests: what we discovered

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2016-07-27

Xiuwachu tungsten and molybdenum ore mine (located in the buffer zone of the World Natural Heritage Site). Greenpeace/Xiao Shibai The state of the world’s forests should be of concern to everybody. Forests are not simply sources of...

We’re spending $3.9 billion on clothes we barely wear

Blog entry by Bonnie Tang | 2016-07-25

The average Hong Kong resident owns nearly 100 items of clothing, rarely wears 16% of them… but still goes shopping 10 times a year. These are just a few of the findings from a recent survey by TNS Global market research –...

Friday five: Northern floods and a landmark pollution case

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-22 2 comments

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China firm fined for pollution in landmark case [NDTV] China’s first ever public litigation case against a polluting industry for causing air pollution was...

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-07-21

After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

Two steps forward, one step back?

Blog entry by Dong Liansai | 2016-07-20

A disheartening finding on trends in China's air pollution For at least a year now China’s air quality has been seeing-except for in a handful of western cities -continuous improvements. For the first time, I was able...

"The world has shifted slightly"

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-07-18

Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan speaks with leading Chinese thinkers about climate action in the post-Paris world From left to right: Senior Consultant for China's National Reform and...

Friday Five: Pandas gone wild and the cost of clean air

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-15

Friday roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Uncertainty for tigers under China’s new wildlife law [China Dialogue] China’s newly amended Wildlife Protection Law has come under heavy...

Friday Five: Deadly floods in central China and water quality rankings

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-08

Friday roundup highlighting environmental news and commentary of the week  China flooding: Wuhan on red alert for further rain  [BBC] Record levels of rainfall have wrecked havoc in central China, causing widespread flooding...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 2016-07-05

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do...

Friday Five: Return of the Milu deer and toxic pork

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-01

Image: Creative Commons/ Peter O'Connor  China’s smog knocks 2 years off life expectancy [SCMP] A IEA released report on global health implications of air pollution has estimated that smog in China reduces life...

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