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  • Minister looks for 'courage' in the wrong places

    Blogpost by Ferrial Adams - May 18, 2012 at 12:10

    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 >

  • Stop the devastation of the DRC forests

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - May 15, 2012 at 10:41

    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 >

  • Herakles Farms is cutting the heart out of Cameroon’s rainforest

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - May 11, 2012 at 9:56

    Within the past few weeks, rainforest destruction has begun once again in one of Africa’s most important biodiversity hotspots:  the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the American company b... Read more >

  • 54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

    Blogpost by Justin McKeating, Greenpeace International - May 10, 2012 at 14:03

    Greenpeace activists march in the "Energy Shift Parade" through Shibuya on the three-month anniversary of the East Japan earthquake disaster and the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis. Greenpeace and the people of Japan are marching in protest against nuclear energy, and calling on the Japanese government to follow the lead set by Germany and Switzerland, and abandon nuclear energy to focus on clean, renewable technology.06/11/2011

    With last Saturday's shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can.

    All of Japan’s 54 nu... Read more >

  • Earth Day Activities come to Durban

    Blogpost by Nasreen Vermeulen, Greenpeace Volunteer - May 9, 2012 at 11:45

    Sunday the 22nd April 2012 marked the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. This is a historic event where people unite globally to take action and call for a sustainable future. Over one billion people in 192 countries and over 56,000 university students to... Read more >

  • A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

    Blogpost by Iris Cheng, Greenpeace International - May 8, 2012 at 11:15

    Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station

    How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power?

    Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy, one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.  

    By making a substantial investme... Read more >

  • Victory in Senegal!

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - May 7, 2012 at 11:19 1 comment

    After the removal of AFP (Association of Pelagic Freezer Ships) boats from Mauritanian waters about a week ago, it was the Senegalese government’s turn to cancel all fishing authorizations allocated to pelagic trawlers operating in its waters.

    This... Read more >

  • Why we need a clean cloud

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - May 5, 2012 at 9:30

    Have you ever had this sort of exchange with someone of an older generation?

    You: “I’ve got 90 CDs’ worth of music on my iPod.”

    Older Person: “But where are the CDs all stored?”

    You: “They’re nowhere, they’re just… inside the iPod…”

    Sometimes a ... Read more >

  • Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - May 5, 2012 at 8:30

    iCloud Action at Apple Store in New YorkThe Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They’ve become central tools for how we bring pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not careful, the Inte... Read more >

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