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China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes. Our latest report ‘The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China’ reveals that coal ash has now become China’s largest single source of solid waste, due to the country’s heavy reliance on coal.
In a report on Tuesday, Greenpeace said it had confidential documents from a Sinar Mas subsidiary, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), suggesting that the company did not intend to fulfil a promise to source its wood from plantations alone after 2009.
“From analysis of Indonesian government and confidential Sinar Mas maps and data, as well as on-the-ground investigations … APP continues to acquire and destroy rainforest and peatland to feed its two pulp mills in Sumatra,” the environmental group said in the report, referring to the once forest-clad western Indonesian island.
Read more at Al Jazeera English.
Action-Pact is organized by Greenpeace, and asks for your help in putting together an “Action-Pact” for the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December. Each virtual package will contain your demands for a pact on climate change, and, if you have time, a brilliant slogan.
The virtual package will be delivered by a quirky cardboard cartoon character with YOUR face on it. The best slogan will appear on a Greenpeace banner and the characters will be part of a virtual video march.
See Action-Pact.org to get started!