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The Great Water Grab

Publication | March 22, 2016 at 10:49

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development. However, human activities are depleting our...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | March 22, 2016 at 10:05

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new...

Investigation: How illegal timber from Cameroon’s rainforest could be landing in...

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | March 21, 2016

Chinese firms are importing large quantities of wood which may be illegally cut from African rainforests – according to an ongoing Greenpeace investigation into one of the leading Cameroonian suppliers of logs. The investigation...

Evening on the Esperanza

Blog entry by Sarah Visser | March 18, 2016

After driving two hundred kilometers in a car with no air-con and hardly any fresh air, I finally found my way around a rather confusing harbor till I saw that familiar bright green color that we all know brands Greenpeace’s boats.

Fukushima 5 years on: South Africa prioritizes nuclear over economy and education

Press release | March 11, 2016 at 14:24

On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the seaboard and...

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 17:14

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Dutch impose sanctions for violation of EU timber regulations

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 15:00

Yaoundé, 9 March 2016 - The Netherlands has today imposed a first-ever sanction on a Dutch company for violating the European Timber Regulation. The sanction follows a Greenpeace investigation into the controversial Cameroonian timber trader CCT,...

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