Photo source: © Greenpeace / Raphael Roger Henri Fournier
For years, people in China have accepted murky air, tainted waters and scarred landscapes as the unavoidable price of the country’s meteoric economic growth. But public dissent over environmental issues has been growing steadily…
Dirty Laundry: Greenpeace Reports on Toxic Industrial Water Pollution
A report released by Greenpeace International in 2011, reveals the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global popular brands, linking many of the same clothing brands to suppliers in China who were found to be releasing daily cocktail of chemicals into the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas, discharging into the China Sea.
Pollution for the Sake of Economic Growth, China
Rapid economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future, adding to environmental harm on a global scale and having a tremendous impact on ecological systems, according to a study that looked at a decade’s worth of data from 30 Chinese provinces to build a comprehensive model of pollution.
A sewage exit discharging untreated wastewater in Jiangsu Province, China. Photo source: © Greenpeace
Jiangsu is a province on the South China Sea coast of the People’s Republic of China. Jiangsu has a coastline of over one thousand kilometers along the Yellow Sea, and the Yangtze River passes through its southern parts. Jiangsu borders Shandong in the north, Anhui to the west, and Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Wikipedia.