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Glacial lake in western China bursts, annual average temperatures in area up 2 to 3...

Press release | 2018-08-15 at 11:35

Beijing, 15 August, 2018 - A glacial lake in Xinjiang, China burst in the early morning of August 10, releasing 35 million m³ of floodwater into the Yarkant River Basin. [1] Xinhua has reported evacuations in the nearby area. [2] The frequency of...

5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 2017-10-25

While some politicians  -  ahem, Trump!  - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

G20 is over, now it's time for action

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-09-07

Good news as all signals point to the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of the year, but a frustrating lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies demonstrates that Paris is still only the starting point. G20...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2015-07-01

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world’s biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has  joined 41 other nations to unveil  its...

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.

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 2014-11-20

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent   boom   of...

7 solar wonders of the world

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal and Helena Meresman | 2014-10-28 1 comment

Solar energy is clean, reliable, abundant and an affordable alternative to fossil fuels - but not only that, solar is also cool. Check out our selection of the most amazing solar plants from all around the globe. 1. The sunflower...

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...

Climate action – who is stopping us?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2014-09-29 1 comment

The world has changed since our leaders discussed climate change in 2009. It has become even more evident; ravaging crops in Africa, melting ice in the Arctic, drowning the Philippines and drying-up California. The poor are paying the...

Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

Blog entry by Ellen Booth | 2014-09-22

Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a   new line of Shell toys   in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so. And...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 2014-09-03

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Exposed: Coal mining at the source of China's Yellow River

Blog entry by Christine Ottery | 2014-08-27

An investigation by Greenpeace China has revealed opencast coal mining is taking place on a remote alpine plateau in the foothills of China’s Quilian mountains. As Beijing moves to ban the use or sale of coal to limit air...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 2014-08-05

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | 2014-07-15

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

What we've achieved together - the 2 year anniversary of Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Ana Mules | 2014-07-01

It's pretty flat out on the Arctic campaign these days and there often isn't much time to stop and reflect on things. But if the 2 year anniversary of what is possibly the defining environmental battleground of our time, and the...

What will the Chinese leadership say at the UN climate summit in New York?

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-06-12

——This article has been posted on Chinadialogue on June 10th, 2014 Ban Ki-moon has called for “bold” announcements from national leaders at his climate change summit in New York this autumn. Greenpeace’s Li Shuo outlines a...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 2014-04-11

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

How China's coal caps mean it may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

Despite China's growing coal consumption, is it doing more to tackle climate change than the US and EU? A new analysis into the impact of its recently announced coal caps suggests it may - at least by some measures. The latest...

How China's coal control measures could help avoid catastrophic climate change in...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2014-04-10

China’s coal control measures, driven by severe air pollution across the country, could help the world avoid catastrophic climate change, according to a new analysis . The UN IPCC’s third working group, meeting in Berlin this week,...

Which group of 5 million supporters do you belong to?

Image | 2014-03-24 at 13:30

The melting Arctic is under threat from oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. But you can Save The Arctic!

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