Greenpeace Africa's Blog

Blogs from around Africa.

  • Unplugging Coal

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - June 18, 2013 at 12:08

    The statistics are scary.

    Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world.

    The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep.

    In addition, a rece... Read more >

  • On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable energy policies.

    The... Read more >

  • We can, must and should end the age of coal

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 12, 2013 at 14:36

    Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th of June with a... Read more >

  • Is it possible to go plastic-free?

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 12, 2013 at 13:54

    We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer.

    A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the Pacific Ocean; an ac... Read more >

  • Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - June 6, 2013 at 13:10

    There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations.

    Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who had feared that th... Read more >

  • Oceans do not separate us, they connect us together.

    They are beautiful, ruthless, and expansive; they have abundant life within them that we respect and revere but, sadly, they are also being overexploited by industrial fishing fleets, devastated ... Read more >

  • Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • Yesterday Google announced they are investing $12million (about R103 million) in a solar project in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

    In their blog about the investment, Google said South Africa was an obvious place for renewable energy investments. W... Read more >

  • What turns you on?

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - May 29, 2013 at 8:00

    Turning on the lights is an action that we hardly ever think about. We flick a switch and the lights come on, we press a button and the TV snaps on. Do we stop to think about where the power comes from? Often it doesn’t occur to any of us until it’s n... Read more >

  • Herakles Cameroon palm oil project starts to run off the rails

    Blogpost by Laila Williams - May 22, 2013 at 15:11

    Misrepresentations of Herakles Palm Oil project

    Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need".

    Yet this week Hera... Read more >

141 - 150 of 466 results.