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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.

Give Donald a Dollar: audit report

Publication | 2010-01-18 at 7:00

Independent auditor's report on our Give Donald a Dollar fund raising activity.

What global warming? It's freezing!

Feature Story | 2010-01-13 at 7:00

It's turned unreasonably, unseasonably chilly in the northern hemisphere. Beijing is numbingly frigid. So why do we keep talking about global warming then? Here are some thoughts from Greenpeace International's Juliette Hauville.

Beijing is blanketed in snow during a freak

Image | 2010-01-05 at 15:08

Beijing is blanketed in snow during a freak storm in January 2010.

A freak snowstorm covers Beijing in January

Image | 2010-01-05 at 15:03

A freak snowstorm covers Beijing in January 2010.

Beijing was buffeted by record snowfalls

Image | 2010-01-05 at 14:42

Beijing was buffeted by record snowfalls and freezing temperatures in the first week of January 2010.

Snowstorm blankets Beijing: is this climate change?

Feature Story | 2010-01-05 at 7:00

Alex the Penguin wishes all our Greenpeace

Image | 2009-12-24 at 9:57

Alex the Penguin wishes all our Greenpeace supporters a happy holiday!

China ended up as a useful scapegoat

Feature Story | 2009-12-21 at 7:00

The developed world has conveniently branded China the scapegoat for the failure of the Copenhagen summit to deliver a deal to stop climate change. While this spin is deplorable, China only deserves so much sympathy, muses Greenpeace China's...

NGO’s shut out of Copenhagen talks

Feature Story | 2009-12-18 at 7:00

Greenpeace China’s Tom Wang describes his dismay at how NGO’s are being treated at the Copenhagen climate change talks and wonders what this means for the transparency of the negotiations.

Nationalism has no place in climate change

Feature Story | 2009-12-16 at 18:48

Greenpeace China's Yang Ailun is in Copenhagen lobbying delegates at the climate change conference to make a strong and fair deal to stop climate change. This is her take on why loving your country means wanting the best possible climate change...

Is it all coming down to trust or money or both?

Feature Story | 2009-12-15 at 17:10

Two big issues have been coming up again and again this week in Copenhagen: money and trust. These may be a smokescreen for the much larger issue of what targets developed or developing countries take on but they are important regardless.

Copenhagen climate and China quotes

Feature Story | 2009-12-14 at 7:00

As we enter the second week of negotiations at the Copenhagen climate change talks, we are all hoping delegates stop squabbling and start working together to stop climate change. What else are we thinking about?

Letters to the Future

Video | 2009-12-13 at 11:02

What would you say to your children and grandchildren in 100 years? What hopes and dreams will you leave behind? These are letters to the future, from the Copenhagen climate talks.

Traditional drummers bang out a beat in Beijing

Image | 2009-12-13 at 9:26

Traditional drummers bang out a beat in Beijing to urge delegates at Copenhegan to stop climate change.

Drumming for Climate Change Action

Video | 2009-12-12 at 12:12

As part of the Global Day of Action, some 20 traditional Chinese drummers came together outside of Beijing's historic city gates to call for world leaders to take action on climate change at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen.

100,000 March for Climate Justice

Video | 2009-12-12 at 10:45

On December 12, 2009, over 100,000 people marched for climate justice, demanding that the world leaders at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen would come to a fair and binding deal.

Urgent drumbeat for climate change

Press release | 2009-12-12 at 7:00

As crucial UN climate talks at Copenhagen enter their second week, Greenpeace joined 20 Chinese traditional drummers at an ancient gate in Beijing to remind world leaders they have just six days left to ensure a strong and fair climate deal

Save the climate

Image | 2009-12-11 at 10:44

Save the climate, implores our Greenpeace balloon.

A Fair, Ambitious and Binding Deal

Feature Story | 2009-12-11 at 7:00

As a child I once watched the television broadcast of an anti-apartheid demonstration held in New Zealand, just before a rugby match that violated the international sports boycott against apartheid South Africa, writes Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace...

A love letter to Copenhagen

Feature Story | 2009-12-10 at 11:01

While the politics heats up on the third day of the Copenhagen climate change summit, Greenpeace China's Tom Wang receives a love letter.

Copenhagen stumbles on second day

Feature Story | 2009-12-09 at 11:25

Developing countries, including China, are angry about a leaked document which, they say, allows developed countries to shirk the necessary emissions cuts to stop climate change. What does this mean for a Copenhagen deal?

Climate Voices From China

Video | 2009-12-07 at 12:09

A beautiful montage of all the disparate voices in China speaking out on climate change.

Copenhagen: the show begins

Feature Story | 2009-12-07 at 10:37

We've been working all year towards Copenhagen. Now it's finally started. Here is Greenpeace's statement at the state of play on the first day.

Greenpeace climate campaigner Liu Shuang

Image | 2009-12-04 at 11:28

Greenpeace climate campaigner Liu Shuang stands outside the Canadian embassy in Beijing with two polar bears to protest against Canada's mining of its tar sands.

Letter to Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper

Publication | 2009-12-04 at 7:00

Just three days before the UN Copenhagen climate change summit opens, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Beijing. Greenpeace China delivered a letter to Mr. Harper urging him to stop the tar sands, one of the most destructive and...

Don't make Canada a climate criminal

Feature Story | 2009-12-04 at 7:00

Just three days before the UN Copenhagen climate change summit opens, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Beijing. We thought we’d take the opportunity to tell him what we think of his criminal decision to mine tar sands, one of the...

Wuhan

Image | 2009-12-02 at 14:15

Wuhan, Hubei, February 2008. A man collecting cardboard for recycling pedals through freezing rain and snow..

Chuxiong

Image | 2009-12-02 at 14:06

Chuxiong, Yunnan, November 2008. Villagers search for relatives after mudslides buried homes. More than 40 people died.

Beijing

Image | 2009-12-02 at 14:01

Beijing, April 2008. A sandstorm shrouds the Forbidden City.

Shanghai

Image | 2009-12-02 at 13:57

Shanghai, October 2007. Typhoon Krosa hits Shanghai.

Ulan Buh Desert

Image | 2009-12-02 at 13:43

Ulan Buh Desert, Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, April 2005. The desert is encroaching on the grassland. Ten years ago the desert was 100m away, now homes are buried in sand. Photographer: Lu Guang

China and climate change

Feature Story | 2009-12-02 at 7:00

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is joining scores of heads of state on December 7 for a top UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, back home the signs of climate change continue.

Alxa League

Image | 2009-12-02 at 7:00

Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, April 2005. The desert is encroaching on the grassland. Photographer: Lu Guang

Greenpeace presents Donald with Copenhagen ticket

Press release | 2009-12-01 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as flight attendants, presented Chief Executive Donald Tsang with a giant boarding pass to Copenhagen, urging him to attend UN climate talks in person.

Greenpeace activists dressed as flight attendants

Image | 2009-12-01 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as flight attendants deliver a boarding card for a flight to Copenhagen to chief executive Donald Tsang.

China's carbon intensity target not enough

Feature Story | 2009-11-26 at 17:21

Just over a week before a crucial UN climate summit at Copenhagen, China announces it will cut "carbon intensity" by 40-45 percent by 2020 over 2005 levels. Is this significant enough to help stop climate change?

The True Cost of Coal to China

Image | 2009-11-19 at 9:56

The True Cost of Coal to China

So long Obama and thanks for nothing

Feature Story | 2009-11-18 at 13:16

As US president Barack Obama leaves the Chinese capital, we take a look at what he achieved, if anything, on pushing forward a solution to climate change.

The Naked Truth

Video | 2009-11-18 at 12:09

Greenepace tells you the naked truth about the F-word and climate change.

Climate and energy campaign manager Yang

Image | 2009-11-16 at 9:42

Climate and energy campaign manager Yang Ailun delivers our Obama: be a climate leader gift to the US embassy.

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