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We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Blog entry by Richard George | October 20, 2014

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world. Greenpeace activists in Brazil spent monitoring...

Greenpeace Rolls Out the Green Carpet

Feature story | October 16, 2014 at 7:36

Greenpeace activists, together with community members from the coalfields around Witbank, have rolled out a green carpet outside the Department of Environmental Affairs, urging the National Air Quality Officer to reject Eskom’s application for...

Counting Down – 21 & 20 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 15, 2014

My 100km Training Weekend Saturday, 11 October 2014 & Sunday, 12 October 2014 This was my last weekend in South Africa before travelling to San Francisco, and from there onwards to Antarctica for the Last Desert Race. After...

Counting Down – 22 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 15, 2014

Four Deserts – Two Done, Two to Go Friday, 10 October 2014 The start of the 2014 Last Desert Race in Antarctica is fast approaching, and with only three weeks to go, there is not much time left for final training and...

Counting Down – 23 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 15, 2014

Greenpeace Campaign Ends Deal Between LEGO and Shell Thursday, 9 October 2014 Greenpeace International has much to celebrate today after LEGO announced it will not renew its contract with Shell. LEGO has built play sets...

Counting Down – 24 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 10, 2014

Stop Eskom’s Pollution Now! Wednesday, 8 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Today’s blog covers an issue of national importance – air pollution caused by Eskom’s coal-fired power stations – and attempts by Greenpeace...

Counting Down – 25 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Antarctica, Last Desert Race and Fundraising Campaign – Video About What You Need Know Tuesday, 7 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Today’s blog is short and to the point. Greenpeace Africa and I have produced a short...

Counting Down – 26 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Climate Change and Antarctica – Changing Earth’s Gravity Monday, 6 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps on earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is...

South Africa’s pollution laws under full assault

Blog entry by Melita Steele | October 7, 2014

New pollution laws, called Minimum Emission Standards (MES), have been put in place to protect people’s lives as part of South Africa’s air quality legislation. The standards come into effect in April 2015 – but instead of driving...

Counting Down – 28 & 27 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 6, 2014

Running in Nairobi Saturday, 4 October 2014 & Sunday, 5 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Spending a weekend away from home with only a few weeks to go before departing for Antarctica is not a preferred situation.

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