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Climbers Occupy a Deepwater Oil Rig

Feature story | November 23, 2010 at 10:04

Four activists have taken action, climbing 39 metres onto the deepwater oil rig “Centenario”, off the coast of Mexico. They scaled the rig early yesterday morning [Mexico time] to call for an end to deepwater drilling.

Trafigura's Toxic History in Africa

Feature story | November 17, 2010 at 9:56

Trafigura, a commodities multinational with a history of toxic waste in Ivory Coast, is set to begin operations in Southern Africa. Below is the story of their involvement in dumping of toxic waste in Ivory Coast, leading up to a fine of €1m by a...

Durban to Host Climate Conference

Feature story | November 16, 2010 at 10:29

Durban has been chosen as the host city for next November’s critical climate conference – a year before the historic Kyoto Protocol expires. Greenpeace Africa welcomes the announcement calling it a unique opportunity for South Africa in the fight...

Facebook to Launch New Data Centre

Feature story | November 16, 2010 at 9:22

Over 600,000 Facebook users have voiced concern about Facebook's use of dirty energy. So the question is: how will Facebook power its new data centre?

G20 fails to commit to an energy revolution

Feature story | November 12, 2010 at 13:35

The G20 has once again failed to take the path of green development that the world economy and the environment desperately needs.

Facebook's coal problem overshadows its green announcements

Feature story | November 12, 2010 at 8:25

Facebook's coal problem is overshadowing its green announcements

Africa's Destruction Driven by Europe’s Biofuel Plans

Feature story | November 10, 2010 at 15:24

New research warns of a massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion to supply biofuels to Europe

It's Time for G20 to Keep Promises On Climate and Finance

Feature story | November 9, 2010 at 13:10

Against a backdrop of one of the hottest years on record, with fires, floods and storms, G20 leaders must honour the promises they made a year ago on taking climate action: cutting fossil fuel subsidies and helping the world to kickstart a green...

Oceans Advocates

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 14:34

West African nations, like Mauritania and Senegal, have some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. However these reserves are being rapidly depleted by unsustainable fishing practices, often by foreign fishing fleets.

Solar Power on the Brink of Breakthrough

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 10:50

A new study projects that solar investments are set to rocket, firing-up job creation, and further highlighting why South Africa needs its energy [R]evolution.

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