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I cannot believe tonight is officially my last nightwatch shift here in Rio onboard the Rainbow Warrior. It has been an incredible, informative and inspiring stay here. An experience filled with many sweet and bitter moments.
Firstly, it has... Read more >
I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the rainforest is both a su... Read more >
Over the past couple of days, Greenpeace activists and supporters in seven countries, from South Africa to Hong Kong, have been busy pasting huge ‘Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores.
© Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace
The reason: G-Star Raw is try... Read more >
Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy!
The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenar... Read more >
The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 millio... Read more >
This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton, I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting.
For an anti-nuclear person, sitting in pro-nuclear... Read more >
No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with packaging produ... Read more >
In her budget speech last night, the Minster of Energy, Dipuo Peters, repeated the words of Thomas Sankara: "have the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future!”
These are very powerful words indeed, and I was so... Read more >
It was announced yesterday that Eskom's funding plan to 2017 had been approved. The utility company will spend R201.6 billion over the coming period, with R65 billlion budgeted for this year.
Part of the funding plan includes a R35 billion increas... Read more >
A visit to an ‘artisanal’ logging operation.
We are at the gate of an artisanal logging operation where military guards are in charge of the security. “Stop! Where do you come from and who are you?” The armed military asks. With ... Read more >
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