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George Monbiot on China and climate change

Feature Story | 2009-10-26 at 11:11

China would be a lot more proactive on climate change if the West stepped up and took their share of the burden, British journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot tells Greenpeace China.

A letter to Obama

Feature Story | 2009-10-30 at 7:00

Greenpeace China's Yang Ailun calls on the President of the United States to show leadership for the sake of the whole world.

The True Cost of Coal to China

Image | 2009-11-19 at 9:56

The True Cost of Coal to China

Greenpeace urges China's parliament to make tough new green laws

Feature Story | 2010-03-05 at 7:00

It's a big day in politics for China today as the annual NPC session kicks off in Beijing. Greenpeace has some suggestions for what the legislative body should be doing.

The Problems

Standard Page | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. Climate change is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases, which are released from burning fossil fuels and the destruction of ancient...

Coal animation showing coal's deadly side

Image | 2010-04-21 at 14:52

Coal animation showing coal's deadly side.

Happy Earth Day China!

Feature Story | 2010-04-22 at 6:00

To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day Greenpeace China has released a special China coal cartoon. Don’t worry. It’s not boring. It’s got music and it’s short. Check it out.

The world's shortest disaster film

Video | 2010-04-25 at 12:14

Coal can build, but it can also destroy.

Expedition launch: Arctic Under Pressure

Feature Story | 2010-07-07 at 6:00

We are returning to the Arctic Ocean with our ship the Esperanza this month to reinforce the urgent need to protect one of the most pristine and fragile environments on Earth.

Climate & Energy

Hub | 2010-07-14 at 15:50

Climate change is of critical concern to China: it is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and many of its people are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, from glacial melting to droughts and flooding.

Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2010-08-20 at 16:03

Coal is the leading culprit of air pollution in China. Coal supplies 80% of the country’s electricity and 70% of its energy – as well as the lion's share of its air pollutants.

Coal's Hidden Health Hazards

Feature Story | 2010-09-02 at 15:01

Did you know that mercury from coal combustion can travel more than 1,000km? That's the distance from Guangzhou to Shanghai. Learn more about coal's health impacts, as well as ten tips to reduce your exposure to air pollution.

Toxic Coal Ash is China’s Single Largest Source of Solid Waste

Press release | 2010-09-15 at 6:00

Beijing, 15 Sept 2010 – China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, Greenpeace says in its latest report The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in...

The Togtoh Power Station belongs to the China

Image | 2010-09-15 at 11:56

The Togtoh Power Station belongs to the China Datang Corp, one of the country’s Big Five power companies, and has an installed capacity of 5.4GW. One of Asia’s biggest thermal power stations, it produces about 4.6 million tons of coal ash every...

The arrival of the Shentou Number 2 Power

Image | 2010-09-16 at 6:00

The arrival of the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant's coal ash disposal site has irrevocably changed Mayi Village, which dates back to the Tang dynasty. Leakages from ash ponds have raised the groundwater and flooded the villagers’ cellars; cattle...

The people of Mayi villager have reported

Image | 2010-09-16 at 6:00

The people of Mayi villager have reported the problems of coal ash pollution to the Shentou Number 2 Power Station several times, but to no avail. The power station’s only response has been to merely continue with its “ecological management” that...

July to August 2010

Image | 2010-09-16 at 17:00

July to August 2010. After filling each coal ash disposal site, the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, covers the ash pile with dirt and then plants crops on top. It is meant to control the dust against wind dispersal, but...

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 2010-09-17 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution from a coal ash disposal site belonging to the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Many of the villages around the landfill are very polluted. The villagers have reported the...

Ash chokes the sky above a coal ash dam owned

Image | 2010-09-17 at 11:58

Ash chokes the sky above a coal ash dam owned by the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, in Shuimotou village, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. With even the lightest wind, the tiny particles take flight, blotting out the sky like a thick sandstorm of ash.

A brooding evening rainstorm partially obscures

Image | 2010-09-17 at 12:03

A brooding evening rainstorm partially obscures the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Its ash pond is in the foreground.

Zhao Picheng’s home in Shuimotou village

Image | 2010-09-17 at 12:10

Zhao Picheng’s home in Shuimotou village has been ruined by the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Continued leakage from the plant’s coal ash pond has raised groundwater levels, flooding cellars in the village. Extended...

Greenpeace activists investigate a coal ash

Image | 2010-09-17 at 14:53

Greenpeace activists investigate a coal ash disposal site that belongs to the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. The disposal site is located in a small valley, which the power plant has divided into more than 10 sections. One...

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 2010-09-17 at 15:05

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution from a coal ash disposal site belonging to the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. This disposal site does not have any safeguards – not even retaining walls – to protect against...

Coal Ash: China's Forgotten Pollutant

Feature Story | 2010-09-19 at 6:00

When people think of dirty coal, air pollution usually comes first to mind. But coal ash, the solid byproduct of burning coal, has many devastating impacts – after all, this is China's largest source of solid waste. Read on for a photo essay on...

Greenpeace Insights & Commentary: China's 12th Five-Year Plan

Publication | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

Greenpeace: The 12th Five-Year Plan Must Drive a Green Transformation

Press release | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

A layer of corn husks is all the protection

Image | 2011-03-06 at 8:00

A layer of corn husks is all the protection that this coal ash disposal site has to prevent wind dispersal of the tiny, light ash particles. Shentou, Shuozhou, Shanxi province.

A Greenpeace campaigner takes a sample of

Image | 2011-03-06 at 8:00

A Greenpeace campaigner takes a sample of the air to test for toxic pollutants at Shuimotou village. Shentou, Shuozhou, Shanxi province.

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Trucks continue to dump coal ash into this valley that has already been nearly filled. The coal ash disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Flue gas desulfurization gypsum is transported

Image | 2011-03-08 at 8:00

Flue gas desulfurization gypsum is transported from the power plant and dumped into the coal ash disposal site, in Huinong. Shizuishan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 8:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

The Gongwusu open

Image | 2011-03-09 at 8:00

The Gongwusu open-air coal mine, in Wuhai, Inner Mongolia

The house of villager Liu Sanhu

Image | 2011-03-10 at 8:00

The house of villager Liu Sanhu, in Houshi'erquan Village, near the Fengzhen Power Plant's coal ash disposal site. Liu hopes that his two sons will be able to leave this place and go to college, he says the village is no longer suited for life.

Dust

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

Dust-filled air does not prevent these children from playing after school in a village near the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant's coal ash disposal site, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

A herd of cows walk away after drinking from

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

A herd of cows walk away after drinking from the contaminated water here in the coal ash disposal site of the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant. Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

The wind blankets the air with coal ash

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

The wind blankets the air with coal ash

Image | 2011-03-13 at 8:00

The wind blankets the air with coal ash. Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai Exposed to Toxic Coal Ash via Sandstorms

Press release | 2011-04-13 at 6:00

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion, according to a new Greenpeace report, The True Cost of Coal – Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash –...

Toxic Winds: Coal Ash in Sandstorms

Image gallery | 2011-04-13

Coal mine

Image | 2011-04-13 at 12:49

Coal mine

Trucks at a coal mine

Image | 2011-04-13 at 12:50

Trucks at a coal mine

The True Cost of Coal: Coal Dust Storms: Toxic Wind

Publication | 2011-04-14 at 10:24

Dust is not the only makeup of China’s infamous sandstorms, which also contain toxic pollutants from coal combustion. Sandstorms can disperse coal ash – containing arsenic, selenium and lead – far from their origin in coal-industry areas to...

Quit Coal

Standard Page | 2011-06-04 at 13:51

Greenpeace is campaigning for China to end its reliance on coal-burning, and instead transition to a green development pathway powered by green energy.

China Wind Power Outlook 2011

Publication | 2011-06-16 at 0:00

A summary of the China Wind Power Outlook 2011, a report that analyses the prospects and obstacles facing both the wind and solar power sectors.

The Problem and Impacts of Air Pollution in China

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:29

Millions of people in China are breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are caused by coal-fired power plants, heavy industry, factories and vehicles, and are responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory...

The Pollutants

Standard Page | 2011-06-22 at 20:36

Originating from coal-fired power plants, vehicle exhaust, factories and construction, air pollution is made up of chemicals and components that are hazardous to human health. Here's a quick summary of the major components of concern in air...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2011-06-23 at 20:42

Greenpeace is one of the leading NGOs working on campaigns to reduce sources of air pollution in China and to change Hong Kong’s air pollution standards.

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