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  • 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 >

  • 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 >

  • Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

    Blogpost by James Turner - May 4, 2012 at 9:00 1 comment

    From the Rainbow Warrior's tour of the Amazon: a fine example of how the world's rainforests, like the one we have in the Congo Basin in Africa, are more than just a resource to be exploited - they are a way of life for countless interlinked communiti... Read more >

  • Apple: Come clean about your coal problem, then start solving it

    Blogpost by Gary Cook, Greenpeace International - May 4, 2012 at 8:38

    The first step to solving most problems is admitting that you have one. Apple has a growing coal problem, and once they come clean about that, they can start applying their renowned innovation to solving it. Unfortunately, Apple has been less than ... Read more >

  • Tell Apple, Amazon and Microsoft that you want a cleaner cloud

    Blogpost by Casey Harrell, Greenpeace International - April 17, 2012 at 16:11

    Every day, our lives revolve more and more around the phenomenon that is “the cloud.” We check our e-mail, store our music, and share photos and status updates. It’s a key part of how we connect with our friends and family.

    But have you ever stoppe... Read more >

  • Save the Virunga National Park from oil exploration

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - April 13, 2012 at 11:06

    Greenpeace adds its voice to that of Congolese civil society and the local communities of Lubero and Rutshuru and calls on the Congolese Government and oil companies to respect the law and international conventions in force in the World Heritage Sit... Read more >

  • Make sure Macky Sall hears your call for fairer fishing

    You’ve no doubt seen our campaign for fairer fishing in West Africa. You’ve hopefully watched the videos showing the impact overfishing is having on human lives in Senegal, and how foreign fishing fleets are to blame.

    You’ve accompanied us on the j... Read more >

  • Forest Certification Scheme Ignores Human Rights Violations in the Congo Basin

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen, Forest Campaigner - March 27, 2012 at 11:12

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) industrial logging is still totally out of control. Ongoing social conflicts, including extreme violence, rape and human rights abuse prompted Greenpeace International to file a complaint in April 2011 ...

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