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Reactive: MV SMART coal dump in Richards Bay

Press release | September 11, 2013 at 14:28

The situation at Richards Bay clearly illustrates South Africa's continued coal addiction and shows that coal is dirty however it is used, and wherever it goes. The impacts of coal are often difficult to predict, but are usually devastating both...

In a gentle way, we can shake the world

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | September 10, 2013

I still find it remarkable that this global organisation, which operates in over 40 countries, is funded by individuals - and only individuals. It was Margaret Mead who said that we should ‘never doubt that a small group of...

West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | September 10, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

West African fishing communities say “no” to monster-boats

Press release | September 9, 2013 at 15:24

Nouakchott, September 9th, 2013 - Fishermen's organizations and civil society have supported that predatory boats are not welcome in West African waters this Sunday in Nouakchott.

AGRA: helping African farmers, or helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | September 6, 2013

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

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...

Cabinet decision on third mega coal-fired power station completely reckless:...

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 11:05

Johannesburg, 23 August 2013: Reacting to the news that cabinet has approved moving forward with the so-called ‘coal 3’ mega coal-fired power station[1], Greenpeace has said:

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