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  • Nuclear power: stuck in the past in more ways than one

    Blogpost by Justin McKeating - November 9, 2012 at 13:38

    Take a look at this cartoon as featured by Nuclear Engineering International in a comment piece on their website:

    Nuclear Engineering International's cartoonLook at the white men in their suits offering their nuclear reactors to the semi-naked “natives” with feathers in their hair, and th... Read more >

  • Turning the tide with people power

    Blogpost by Hellen Dena and Monica Davies - November 8, 2012 at 15:05

    08 November 2012 Climate Protest at COP 17

    Greenpeace takes to the streets and joins with over ten thousand climate activists, NGO members and other representatives demanding urgent climate action from the delegates at COP17. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    Many are the times that Greenpeace is seen as crazy activists chaining themselves to things, when really our main campaigns aim to change societal attitudes and behavior for the good of the environment, and society itself. And we can only ach... Read more >

  • Catching Tuna in the Maldives

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - November 5, 2012 at 12:09

    16 October 2012 Fishermen in Mauritius

    Local artisanal fishermen from the Syndicat des Pecheurs, pull up outside Port Louis. Greenpeace is on an expedition in the Indian Ocean to expose overfishing and to highlight the problems associated with excessive tuna fishing, unsustainable or illegal fishing practices, the lack of law enforcement, and to listen to communities, learn about fishing practices and build alliances so that the Indian Ocean region can continue to provide fish and fishing jobs for future generations. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace


    Today, I caught a tuna.

    It was the first fish I had ever caught in my life. And the first tuna that had to die because of me for a long time.

    I haven't eaten tuna for about three years. Not because I don't like the taste of it -- I actuall... Read more >

  • Energy-efficient home-cooking in Kinshasa

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - November 5, 2012 at 10:41

    Endless power cuts in the DRC’s capital city, Kinshasa, force most households to use charcoal or wood (makala) to cook their meals. Bikuku and Lutendele, two suburbs of Kinshasa, are particularly afflicted by this daily reality.

    These suburbs are sem... Read more >

  • Promises of development hard to see on the ground in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Just vd Broek - October 30, 2012 at 10:49

    It is full a 2-day drive from the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé to the area in the South West of the country where the American company, Herakles Farms is developing a huge new palm oil plantation, that could eventually cover an area 8 times the size of... Read more >

  • The Congo Forests take centre stage

    Blogpost by Loan Tran-Thanh - October 29, 2012 at 14:23

    29 October 2012

    Clemence reciting her poem.

    The culmination of our events inviting the Congolese youth to stand up for their forest environment was a moving one.

    A year ago, we started with a poetry competition, and last weekend, we welcomed over 180 guests to a retrospective of the jou... Read more >

  • The Congo Basin forests have found the voice of their guardian

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - October 26, 2012 at 21:00

    At the Wallonie Bruxelles Centre in Kinshasa today, we launched the “Voices Of The Forest” poetry book, a collection of 77 poems written by Congolese youth about their wishes to protect the forests of the Congo Basin. 30 of the young poets attended ... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior diet

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - October 25, 2012 at 16:56

    25 October 2012

    Photo by Paul Hilton. Read more >

    "You’re going to get sea sick,“ Paul our photographer said to me when I arrived on the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in Mauritius. "I’ve been on all the Greenpeace ships and never got sea sick, but on this one, even I was out of action fo...
  • Who will join the fight against pirate fishing?

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - October 25, 2012 at 14:59 1 comment

    25 October 2012 Illegal Sri Lankan Fishing Boat,

    A Greenpeace inflatable pulls up along side an illegal Sri Lankan fishing boat, IMUL-A-0352KLT, 24th October 2012, Chagos, Indian Ocean. Greenpeace found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve on Wednesday and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

    Heavy clouds were in the sky and the water rippled under the wind as the Rainbow Warrior entered on Wednesday the Chagos marine reserve, established by the UK government in 2010. 

    This area is a no-take marine reserve, one of the biggest ... Read more >

  • There's no excuse; our oceans need action now

    Blogpost by Veronica Frank - October 22, 2012 at 11:14

    For the past six weeks the crew on the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior have been observing and monitoring the Indian Ocean's fisheries and its diverse sea life, encountering some of the best and worst of fisheries management.

    Since setting sail fro... Read more >

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