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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!

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

"Let our people go!"

Video | 2013-11-26 at 5:30

On Saturday 16th November 2013, at events at 265 cities in 43 countries, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, thousands of people took part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a...

How do we translate China's policy shift on air pollution into progressive climate...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-19

Air pollution presents an opportunity to revisit China’s high emission growth path. During the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, delegates need to prepare ground for further action from China. Over the last year, air pollution has...

Human chain in support of the Arctic 30 at COP19

Image | 2013-11-18 at 5:00

Civil society advocates from all over the world joined Greenpeace for a vigil in support of the Arctic 30 climate defenders at the UN Climate negotiations in Poland. As delegates were arriving for the morning session, activists from the Climate...

The government of China, like Poland, has a different view of what the people they...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-11-14

Coming from Beijing to attend the Warsaw climate summit, I expected to have temporary relief for my lungs. As I departed from Beijing’s international airport, the city’s air quality index (AQI) shot up 15 times higher than the World...

The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2013-11-13

Every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About the fear some feel that...

Chinese action on climate change welcome, but more needed from all parties

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-10-08

The strongest yet warning issued by world's top scientists this Friday reinforces the grim fact that climate change is happening, we're causing it and it's going to get much worse if we continue doing too little, too late. The...

Bring the Arctic 30 home and end Arctic oil drilling

Action | 2013-09-27 at 10:38

Send a letter to the Russian Embassy to bring the Arctic 30 home and end Arctic oil drilling.

Ice Ride: the global bike ride to defend the Arctic

Video | 2013-09-11 at 6:00

The rush for Arctic oil is on. And the only thing that will save the Arctic is a truly global movement. With your help, this could be the biggest ever event in defence of the Arctic. It's easy to take part, just grab you bikes, dress in Arctic...

A shepherdess and her goat

Image | 2013-08-26 at 6:00

A shepherdess on the road from Tingris to Rongbuk Temple near Mount Everest (Qomolangma). The Rongbuk Glaciers are one of the prime sources of water feeding into the major rivers of China and India. Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster...

September 15 is Car Free Day – a "Save the Arctic" cycling event

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-08-21

After a two year hiatus, Greenpeace’s Car Free Day 2013 is back in Hong Kong. Let’s join the global bike ride taking place in more than 31 countries and 75 cities around the world. Together we can challenge big oil and celebrate the...

China can do better than a 'pledge and review' climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-08-06

This blog is a reaction to the recent article on chinadialogue by Oxford academic Thomas Hale ' Understanding China's domestic agenda can end UN climate gridlock ' , which itself was preceded by Li Shuo’s blog ' UN climate talks...

China needs to do better than Obama’s US climate plan

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2013-07-02

US President Barack Obama unveiled his long-awaited plan for tackling climate change on Tuesday, focusing on three main areas: domestic mitigation efforts, domestic adaptation responses, and international cooperation with other...

A monk dressed for prayer

Image | 2013-06-17 at 6:00

A young Buddhist monk is dressed for afternoon prayer in a traditional yellow dress with hat. In 2007 Greenpeace was in Tibet investigating the retreat of the Middle Rongbuk Glacier, Mount Everest (Qomolangma). The Rongbuk Glaciers are one of the...

Chicheng wind farm in Hebei Province

Image | 2013-01-28 at 2:30

The latest Greenpeace report 'Point of no return: The massive climate threats we must avoid' shows government hypocrisy on major energy projects is fueling climate change and placing populations at risk. The report reveals the alarming threat...

A Greenpeace activist at Doha, UN climate conference

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | 2013-01-09

Image: Philippine National police unload boxes of water bottles, at the port of Sasa, in Davao City. © Steve De Neef / Greenpeace This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, December 10, 2012. Doha was my...

A Chinese environmentalist rediscovers Siem Reap

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2012-12-03

I woke up this morning in a nice little hotel in Siem Reap. It was six-thirty in the morning but it was already quite hot. It was going to be such an exciting day, I thought to myself, already going through in my mind the whole list of...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2012-09-19

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this week company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

Arctic Sea Ice minimum - new record is set in 2012

Blog entry by cleronde | 2012-08-31

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International . In the Greenpeace office, staff have developed a bad habit. We take our seats, switch our computers on and click on the bookmark to the National Snow and Ice Data Center...

Drought affects the most vulnerable in China

Image | 2012-08-20 at 8:00

Heimajing Village, Awang Township, Dongchuan District, Yunnan. 68 year old Xiuying Du is digging carrots to feed pigs. She and her sister-in-law planted carrot seeds but after a year the carrots are still only a finger's size. The drought is...

A family's nomadic lifestyle disappears due to climate change

Image | 2012-08-06 at 6:00

A Tibetan nomadic family at home in their new house in the Hua Shi Xia township. Environmental conditions have forced them from their traditional way of life. The Chinese government has supplied electrical appliances - TV, Stove, and furniture,...

Glacier collapse in the mountains of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Image | 2012-07-30 at 6:00

Glacier collapse on the western side of the Anemaqing mountain. Section of the Glof showing ice wall collapse. In April 2004, a huge snow avalanche took place at about 38 km from Xiadawu township on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. With a combination...

Motley Crew Arctic tour 2012

Feature Story | 2012-07-04 at 11:46 1 comment

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why we've set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to the...

Tibetan local stands up against climate change

Image | 2012-06-18 at 6:00

At the south side of Mt. Geladandong’s main peak, a Greenpeace campaigner and a local man hold a banner reading “Save the climate, protect our water.” Back in 2009 this was Greenpeace's fourth expedition in five years to investigate the rapid...

Dirty data letter simple

Action | 2012-04-18 at 9:00

Is your data being powered by coal? Let your providers know you want your memory kept green!

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Clean our cloud - Act now

Action | 2012-04-18 at 9:00

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all use asthma-inducing, climate destroying coal to power the "cloud" that stores your emails, photos, music and videos. Take action now & tell these companies to clean the cloud.

Mother and her children

Image | 2012-04-02 at 10:00

A mother stands holding her two children in the small village of Nanping along the route of the Silk Road, which is threatened by drought. Drought is one of the most harmful natural hazards in Northwest China. Climate change has a significant...

Chinese government heeds Greenpeace's call: climate change endangers food security

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-29

A Greenpeace report has been included in the Chinese government's most authoritative report regarding the consequences and costs of global warming for China. Conducted by 16 ministries, the 'Second National Assessment Report on Climate...

Understanding the disastrous feed-in loop that's destroying the Arctic ice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-13

Hong Kong Campaigns Manager, Gloria Chang: Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling. At the end of this summer , Hong...

Greenpeace East Asia's top woman in climate and energy talks China's future

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-20

Li Yan is the head of Greenpeace East Asia's climate and energy team. She recently attended the Durban climate change talks , and in returning to Beijing spoke to The Diplomat about China's climate change policy and the direction...

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