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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...

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...

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...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new records

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2014-10-11 2 comments

Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well.  Mariah Carey, top...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

Friday Five: China's 'burning problem' and coal takes another hit

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-02-24

Friday news roundup highlighting the environmental news and commentary of the week. Burning problem of China’s trash [NPR] The world’s most populous country generates 520,000 tons of trash every single day, and that...

Coalification of Water

Image gallery | 2014-03-22

Coal takes more than it gives

Video | 2012-03-28 at 12:38

Coal might be cheap, but it's a dirty form of energy that's causing a host of problems in China. In the short term, there's the air pollution that plagues the entire nation. In the long term, coal is contributing to devastating climate change...

Quit coal action

Image gallery | 2008-07-04

Toxic Winds: Coal Ash in Sandstorms

Image gallery | 2011-04-13

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