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  • Activists Arrested and Pod Captured -- But this is Not the End!

    Blogpost by Ben Stewart - June 2, 2011 at 8:13

    David and Golliath

    The Arctic survivor pod -- that tiny yellow container -- hangs from the massive Leiv Eiriksson, 25m above the ocean. Police from the Knud Rasmussen Danish warship have now removed Greenpeace activists and take down the Arctic survival pod from the 53,000 tonne oil rig after a 4 day occupation. © Steve Morgan / Greenpeace

    Last night climbers working for the Danish navy broke into our pod suspended from the Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic seas off Greenland. The two Greenpeace activist climbers in the pod were then arrested.

    Hannah and Luke ... Read more >

  • Last week Greenpeace Africa launched our Advanced Energy [R]evolution report – a critical (but not particularly flashy) component of our climate and energy campaign in South Africa.

    The report basically lays the foundation for our organisation’s acti... Read more >

  • A place for 'fracking' in our future?

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - May 26, 2011 at 9:07 2 comments

    >> For an update on the fracking situation in South Africa, click here.

    Yesterday I went to two meetings. The first made me really excited about the where South Africa could be. The second was a completely different experience. I left it frustrated a... Read more >

  • What is an Energy [R]evolution?

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie, Melita Steele - May 25, 2011 at 10:25

    'The Advanced Energy [R]evolution' is a detailed and practical blueprint for cutting carbon emissions, replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable energy, and growing the economy. It is one of the most comprehensive plans to resolve the... Read more >

  • Israel Steps-Up to Get Facebook Off Coal

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - May 19, 2011 at 10:52

    People from countries around the world have been very excited to get involved with our campaign to Facebook off coal, and onto renewable energies.

    The latest (very 'hip') instalment to the campaign comes out of Israel, where one in two people use the... Read more >

  • African Voices Tour Diary, Part 3

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula, Michael Baillie - May 17, 2011 at 13:28

     

     

    This is part three of the Afican Voices tour through Europe, you can catch-up on the other tour diaries here:

    Part 1
    Part 2

    What is the African Voices Tour?

    As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing v... Read more >

  • Fantastic Supporter Numbers

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - May 11, 2011 at 6:01

    When we started fundraising in South Africa, we hoped to have 5 800 supporters onboard by the end of 2010. Thanks to you, we easily passed that target, ending ended up with over 6,000! We think it's quite an achievement, and something we're very grate...

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  • African Voices Tour Diary, Part 2

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko and Michael Baillie - May 4, 2011 at 13:16 1 comment

     

     

    This is part two of the Afican Voices tour through Europe, to catch-up on part one, click here.

    What is the African Voices Tour?

    As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing vessels have moved into West ... Read more >

  • Last month volunteers from accross Africa took part in an online/offline activity to get Facebook off coal. If you missed it, check it out here.

    Following in Africa's footsteps, volunteers from Sweeden have put together an awesome video clip with the... Read more >

  • Update From the Field Radiation Team

    Blogpost by Rianne Teule - April 19, 2011 at 12:45 2 comments

    Radioactive Contamination Found in Vegetables

    Greenpeace radiation expert Rianne Teule (from South Africa) checks crops for contamination in Minamisoma, 25km North of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. © Markel Redondo / Greenpeace

    Dr Rianne Tuele

    Rianne Teule

    It’s nearly three weeks since we started the second part of the radiation monitoring work in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. It was an extremely intensive and exhaustive experience, but also one of the m... Read more >

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