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Solar World Cup – finale

Feature story | July 12, 2010 at 0:56

What can be said about the end of a World Cup with as many unexpected twists as this one? Certainly that Spain won through great spirit, superior team play and perhaps a bit of luck. The reality is that we'll need something of all three to beat...

Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | July 7, 2010 at 10:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

Bafana Bafana's triumphant last game

Feature story | June 23, 2010 at 10:48

Today was an extra big day for the Solar World Cup project. This match was the last chance for South Africa to qualify for the next round, and they were up against former World Cup champion France.

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | June 21, 2010 at 13:11

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting begins in Morocco, there has been a flurry of media coverage over a possible ‘deal’ or ‘compromise’. Often the details, and sometimes the central points, can get lost as things are...

Solar Kickoff

Feature story | June 4, 2010 at 18:36

The world cup kicks off in six days time – but the benefits of this soccer spectacular will be felt for a long time afterwards, thanks to the innovative Solar public viewing area in Jericho, Brits. Next Friday June 11 2010, the world will hold...

The Future of Forest Resources in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province

Feature story | June 1, 2010 at 8:20

Kinshasa, 10 May 2010 – On 26-28 April 2010, Greenpeace held a Forum in Oshwe (Bandundu Province) on “The Future of Forest in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province”, bringing together key civil society groups and forest communities.

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | May 17, 2010 at 14:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Greenpeace demands climate leadership from SA parliament

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 12:33

Cape Town, 10 February 2010 - On the eve of the opening of Parliament, Greenpeace activists projected a 1500m² banner onto the Athlone cooling towers to remind South Africa’s decision makers that urgent domestic action is required to reduce...

Letter to the Danish ambassador

Feature story | January 6, 2010 at 11:30

Your Excellency: I write to you in the immediate aftermath of the disappointing conclusion of the Copenhagen climate summit to ask for your assistance with regard to the fate of four Greenpeace campaigners detained by the Danish police.

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 28, 2009 at 19:56

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

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