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  • The first week-long session of the climate negotiations has come to a close. So, what ended up on the agenda for the week? Short answer: lots and lots of talking. It was a pretty telling week, with the geo-politics of the negotiations clearly playing ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Supporters Set World Record for Most Facebook Comments

    Blogpost by Eoin and Mike - April 14, 2011 at 11:50

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    With your incredible support, we just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page in the past 24 ho...

  • Help Us Make a World Record and Get Facebook Off Coal

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - April 12, 2011 at 8:20

    Let's get facebook off coal!

    As our deadline for getting Facebook off coal and onto renewables approaches (Earth Day, April 22nd) we are planning a massive push for tomorrow. So massive, in fact, that we hope to make a Guinnes World Record. To make it work, we'll need your help... Read more >

  • African Voices Tour Diary, part 1

    Blogpost by Oumy Sene - April 11, 2011 at 12:22 1 comment

    What is the African Voices Tour?

    As European waters have become increasingly overfished, massive European fishing vessels have moved into West African waters to continue their fishing for European markets. For local fishermen in Senegal, Cape Verd... Read more >

  • Road to Durban: Starting out in Bangkok

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - April 7, 2011 at 6:48

    In Cancun last year, COP 16 ended in high drama – with some hailing the meeting as a complete success because progress was made in key areas, and some calling the meeting an utter failure after Bolivia’s objections were basically ignored in the dying ...

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  • Looking to the African Voices Tour

    Blogpost by Björn - March 31, 2011 at 13:55 2 comments

    It was the second wave which finally capsized the small boat, throwing the fishermen onto the beach. Chaos followed, I heard screams, and saw women watching the men as they tried to get the ten-meter long wooden boat back under control. Finally they s... Read more >

  • Update: Fire Burns at Reactor 3 and Food Contamination Concerns Rise

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - March 22, 2011 at 8:29

    500 Hong Kong Citizens Gather to Support Victims in Japan

    Hong Kong citizens, legislators and social groups joined Greenpeace’s Light Vigil in Central Statue Square to offer condolences and support for the victims of the massive earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan.

    The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel... Read more >

  • Video Q 'n A: The Fukushima Nulclear Crisis

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 19, 2011 at 11:11

    In the midst of all that's going on in Japan, we managed to sit one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and ask him a few of the top questions people have been asking. 

    If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, try our ext... Read more >

  • Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 18, 2011 at 14:09

    Overall, with possible exception of spent fuel pool of reactor #3, the status of all facilities is very similar to yesterday, which is a bad thing. Major uncertainty relates to amount of radiation already being released to air and sea, to risk ... Read more >

  • Suspended Jail Sentences for Peaceful Climate Protesters

    Blogpost by EoinD - March 18, 2011 at 7:58

    A Belgian court today gave ten Greenpeace activists a suspended one month jail sentence and fine for taking part in a climate action there in December 2009. This conviction is out of proportion to their peaceful protest, and an appeal is under acti... Read more >

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