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People in China’s drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-11 at 6:00

Cracked earth, withered crops, a parched people. The drought that is choking southern China is the nation’s worst in at least 80 years. Greenpeace China has sent activists to help and renowned photographer Lu Guang to record the disaster.

This is 10

Image | 2010-04-09 at 6:00

This is 10-year-old Tian Longyi from Maide village. He is fetching water to bring home for washing and for giving his family's animals. Yunnan province is stuck in the the worst drought for at least 80 years.

Yang Shunping

Image | 2010-04-08 at 11:37

Yang Shunping, 56, is from Maide village in Yunnan. He went home for lunch and discovered his goat had just given birth.

Solar power can ease China's drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-08 at 6:00

Half a dozen Greenpeace workers are in Yunnan. You can spot us by the bright orange jackets. What are we doing there?

Greenpeace activists and local farmers celebrate

Image | 2010-04-07 at 11:59

Greenpeace activists and local farmers celebrate the successful installation of solar pumps during one of Yunnan's worst droughts in a century.

This is Zhangkai Yi

Image | 2010-04-02 at 12:14

This is Zhangkai Yi, 71. He lives in Wayao village in drought-gripped Yunnan province. "If we don't get rain soon, then I'm afraid we will starve," he said.

Children from Huize Wayao village in Yunnan

Image | 2010-04-02 at 12:08

Children from Huize Wayao village in Yunnan province. The worst drought in 50 years means there is no water left to drink never mind bathe.

China's growing sands

Feature Story | 2010-01-29 at 7:00

China's poverty-stricken northwest is swathed in sand. The deserts are creeping over ever larger areas, in part because of weather changes linked to climate change. Sean Gallagher a young British photographer travelled to Ningxia to document...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 2010-01-21 at 7:00

China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of coal. The country’s rocketing economic growth is heavily dependent on it, with more than 70 per cent of its energy needs coming from coal (the global average is around 30 per cent). However...

The Impacts

Standard Page | 2010-01-20 at 9:12

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Average global temperatures have risen every decade since the 1970s. 2010 tied 2005 as the hottest year on record. Overall, the 10 hottest years on record have all occurred in the last 13 years.

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