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  • Keeping the home fires burning (efficiently)

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - June 14, 2012 at 12:17

    I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the rainforest is both a su... Read more >

  • Why is G-Star Raw not stepping up to DETOX?

    Blogpost by Ilze Smit, Greenpeace Netherlands Toxic Campaigner - June 7, 2012 at 11:26

    Over the past couple of days, Greenpeace activists and supporters in seven countries, from South Africa to Hong Kong, have been busy pasting huge ‘Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores.

    07 June 2012 Activists outside the G-Star Raw store in Sandton, South Africa

    © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace


    The reason: G-Star Raw is try... Read more >

  • Fired up for a global Energy [R]evolution

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - June 5, 2012 at 12:34

    Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy!

    The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenar... Read more >

  • 22 000 Sign Petition to Save Congo Forest

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - June 5, 2012 at 11:17

    The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 millio... Read more >

  • Sounding the Anti-Nuclear Drumbeat in Sandton: Inside the IDC Conference

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - May 31, 2012 at 11:57

    This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton, I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting.

    For an anti-nuclear person, sitting in pro-nuclear... Read more >

  • KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

    Blogpost by Ian Duff, Greenpeace International - May 25, 2012 at 11:48

    tigerNo matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with packaging produ... Read more >

  • Minister looks for 'courage' in the wrong places

    Blogpost by Ferrial Adams - May 18, 2012 at 13:10

    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 11:41

    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 10:56

    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 >

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