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Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters

Feature story | March 2, 2012 at 15:53

Today, activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protested against European overfishing in Mauritanian waters. The activists attached symbolic giant Euro bank notes and a banner saying “Stop EU Subsidised Plunder” on the hull of the...

Fukushima – A Human Disaster South Africa Must Avoid

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 14:43

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan triggered the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Exposed: Illegal Fishing in West African Seas

Feature story | February 24, 2012 at 21:53

Today Greenpeace activists caught a Russian-flagged vessel fishing illegally in Senegalese waters, painting the hull of the trawler with the word “Pillage” (the French word for plunder).

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen unite to tackle overfishing

Feature story | February 16, 2012 at 8:00

One of our ships, the Arctic Sunrise, has just arrived in Dakar. It was welcomed by more than fifty local fishermen, eager to tackle the problem of overfishing in their waters.

Marking One Year Since Fukushima at Universities across South Africa

Feature story | February 15, 2012 at 10:13

This March will mark one year since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. A year on, people are still suffering the effects of this catastrophe, proving that governments and the nuclear industry have not been honest about the risks of...

6000 Senegalese Fishermen tell their Government, "Make Fishing a Priority Now!"

Feature story | January 24, 2012 at 9:18

We asked Senegalese fishermen what they want their government to do for the local fishing industry. Instead of one answer, we received a shout, a cry, a unanimous chorus – “Make sustainable fishing a priority!”

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | December 11, 2011 at 4:42

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace Activists Removed From COP17 and Banned From Building

Feature story | December 9, 2011 at 17:42

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace has been removed from the Durban conference centre and has been banned from the building.

Greenpeace Occupies Global Business Day Conference

Feature story | December 4, 2011 at 12:54

Seven Greenpeace climbers who peacefully occupied the World Business Council on Sustainable Development conference were arrested during an attempt to hang a banner demanding “Listen to the People, not the Polluters”.

Greenpeace Gives Climate Change A Face

Feature story | November 30, 2011 at 13:05

Today, Greenpeace will show the true face of the problem in "The Weather Gods", a hard hitting documentary that tells the story of the people in the front line of climate change; rural communities in Mali and Kenya and South Africa.

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