Warriors of Qiugang: how one Chinese 'cancer village' rose up
Watch the trailer for the Oscar-nominated film documenting how Chinese villagers challenged a powerful chemical company over pesticides and dye-factory pollution
Villagers in central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their land and water. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well. The 40-minute documentary powerfully charts the shocking impact of pesticides and dye factories on this typical Chinese village. The filmmakers behind the piece - Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon - have been shortlisted for the best short documentary Oscar this year.
China using 'mind blowing' amount of fertiliser
Overuse of nitrogen fertilisers in China is leading to rapid soil acidification and is causing lasting damage to ecosystems, according to soil study
Low-cost e-waste recycling in China releasing catalogue of pollutants
The world's growing waste mountain of mobile phones, computers and other electronic goods is being illegally recycled in unregulated and primitive conditions in China and causing significant toxic pollution
The pesticides scandal: Government inaction is destroying lives
The new coalition Government must do what Labour failed to do in 13 years in power and finally introduce the necessary measures to protect people from pesticides, says Georgina Downs
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CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
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