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  • On Thin Ice

    Blogpost by Frida Bengtsson - August 26, 2011 at 9:56

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    The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without phones or inte...

  • Why GM Foods Won't Solve Hunger in Africa

    Blogpost by Olivia Langhof - August 22, 2011 at 8:08 1 comment

    Malawi Famine 2002

    Women farmers walking through their dry, barren fields past remnants of their failed crops. On their heads are aid organisation handouts. This area, though extremely poor had been self-sufficient with regards to food. © Greenpeace / Clive Shirley

    For many years, the debate has been raging about the future of our food supply and agricultural systems. As agriculture intensifies across the world, more and more small scale farmers are losing their livelihoods. On top of it... Read more >

  • Shell: "Something has gone wrong here"

    Blogpost by bex - August 19, 2011 at 12:08

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    Shell has apologised for the North Sea oil spill and for its own lack of transparency saying: "The fact is something has gone wrong here, so whatever risk assessment we made about the condition of these pipes has proven to be ...

  • Action at Eskom Megawatt Park

    Activists from Greenpeace Africa drove three dumper trucks filled with coal to the front of the Eskom Megawatt Park to unload five tonnes of the rock outside their offices. Effectively blocking one of the entrances to the building with the coal. The activists also held banners calling on Eskom to 'clean up it's act', to "Stop Coal", to end their usage of the outdated fossil fuel; to publicly demand that Eskom stops the construction of the Kusile coal-fired power station and and shift investments to large-scale renewable energy projects. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    In June this year, we unloaded five tons of coal on Eskom’s doorstep. We did this to highlight the fact that coal kills, and to publicly demand that Eskom clean up its act by stopping the construction of Kusile coal-fired powe... Read more >

  • A Few Questions for Shell

    Blogpost by Ben Ayliffe - August 18, 2011 at 9:44 2 comments

    Greenpeace activists climb an iceberg off Cape Farewell on the southern tip of Greenland after being escorted by a Danish warship out of Greenlandic waters. The banner reads "Go beyond Oil". Greenpeace is highlighting the risks of deepwater oil drilling after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. © Will Rose / Greenpeace

    What does the ongoing North Sea oil spill say about Shell’s plans to open up the Arctic, where an accident would be all but impossible to clean up?

    Personally, it seems to me that if Shell can’t get it right in the supposedly...

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  • Published: Cairn's Oil Spill Response Plan!

    Blogpost by Jamie - August 16, 2011 at 8:27

    No Jokes: The front page of Cairn's Oil Spill Response Plan

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    You know that oil spill response plan that Cairn has been refusing to publish? The one that tens of thousands of you asked to see? The one we went to the Arctic and to Cairn's Edinburgh HQ to look for? The one they were so wor...

  • APP Rehomes a Tiger After Cutting Down its Forest Home

    Blogpost by Jamie - August 2, 2011 at 12:13 1 comment

    Cleared forest in Sumatra, in what was once tiger habitat. All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace

    The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has moved a tiger from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything ... Read more >

  • Endangered Sumatran Tiger Dies in Trap on APP Concession

    Blogpost by Laura K. and Mike Baillie - July 26, 2011 at 14:20 4 comments

    Warning: this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you.

    Recently word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It had been snared for six days in total with... Read more >

  • Puma Leaps Ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

    Blogpost by EoinD - July 26, 2011 at 8:14

    Hats off to Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, for publicly committing today to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its whole supply chain by 2020.

    The move comes less tha...

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  • How to lose a foot on fieldwork

    Blogpost by Zhong Yu - East Asia Action & Investigative Unit - July 20, 2011 at 11:52

    Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace China for over seven years and has witnessed some of the most devastating environmental disasters there from rapid glacier retreat on the Himalayas, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to last summer’s devastating Dalian oil...

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