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Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by Pinar Aksogan and Melita Steele | September 5, 2013

In Turkey, we woke up this week to hear the news that a proposed 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant on a lovely coast of the Black Sea is dead, and now our hope for a better future grows. This is a historic victory for local communities...

Chasing Monster Boats

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | September 4, 2013

It’s been a year since we took action against the Margiris super trawler in Australia. To mark the anniversary – admittedly coincidentally – Greenpeace activists in Chile protested against the presence of the monster boat in their...

Margiris Trawler Action in Chile

Image gallery | September 2, 2013

Let's Have Healthy Food for All Africa's People

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | August 27, 2013

When I think about farming in Africa, one of our major goals is to see local farmers being able to grow safe and healthy food in balance with nature. Greenpeace calls it ecological farming , and it would not only feed Africa’s...

Coal 3 Dangerously Irresponsible

Feature story | August 23, 2013 at 9:04

Yesterday the South African government agreed to “act immediately” on steps toward the procurement of what it calls ‘Coal 3’ – yet another mega coal-fired power station.

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 20, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Herakles Farms: “A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster in the making”

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | August 13, 2013

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | August 8, 2013

In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain,...

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

Blog entry by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director | August 2, 2013

I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and...

Let’s start talking about tuna

Blog entry by Diane Mc Alpine | July 29, 2013

Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a...

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