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  • Meet Annya

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - April 18, 2011 at 11:36 1 comment

    Revisiting Annya Pesenko in Belarus

    © Robert Knoth / Greenpeace

    This is Annya in her room. When she was just four years old, little Annya Pesenko, trying to be a good girl, sitting up straight and eating her food nicely, would sometimes just pass out and fall flat onto the table.

    She coul... Read more >

  • The Milk of Chernobyl

    Blogpost by Aslihan Tumer - April 18, 2011 at 11:03

    Contaminated Milk in Drozdyn

    Milk from the cows of Natalia Mykolaievna Ogiechivic. In Drozdyn, levels of radioactive particles in food and milk is on average two times higher than the maximum permitted levels. Natalia has a 1.5 year old daughter named Victoria. Her doctor says she has "serious birth defects and heart defects, and its obviously because of Chernobyl'. © Robert Knoth / Greenpeace

    As a child, I really didn't like milk. No matter how much my mother tried to add sugar or chocolate to it, I didn't want any. I still don’t like it much — something I can't help thinking about as I come to a remote village in... Read more >

  • Africa tells Facebook to 'unfriend' Coal

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - April 18, 2011 at 8:35 3 comments

    Africa to Facebook: Get off coal!

    People from countries like Uganda, Senegal, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Africa got involved to create this message to Facebook: 'unfriend' coal!

    One of the big online campaigns we've been running is to get Facebook off coal and onto renewable energy. As one of the biggest players in the online space, Facebook is uniquely positioned to determine where its electricity ... Read more >

  • 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 >

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