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  • Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Blogpost by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International - February 27, 2012 at 15:15

    Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free, renewable future... Read more >

  • Action at Kusile Power Station in Africa

    Aerial image shows Greenpeace activists hanging from a crane inside Eskom's Kusile power plant in the Delmas municipal area of the Mpumalanga province, with banners reading 'Kusile: Climate Killer'. Greenpeace is calling on the state owned utility ESKOM to abandon Kusile coal fired power plant, which is set to become world’s fourth most polluting power plant in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and to instead invest in both green energy sources and jobs. © Benedicte Kurzen / Greenpeace


    Did you also see the headlines: “How the budget affects you; Budget and your pocket; Budget and you”, which I passed on my way to work yesterday morning? Every year South Africans pay close attention to the Finance Minister’s budget speech, ... Read more >

  • “No” to the selling of Africa’s future

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - February 23, 2012 at 12:19 1 comment

    Greenpeace and Senegalese Fishermen Tackle Overfishing

    Crew members of the Greenpeace's ship Arctic Sunrise deploy banners in front of Russian fishing trawler VASILIY LOZOVSKIY 20 miles off the coast of Senegal. West African waters including those of Senegal have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by local communities. The scientific community recognizes that fishing capacity of many stocks must be reduced in order to ensure the long term sustainability of West Africa’s marine resources. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans. © Pierre Gleizes / Greenpeace

    As Senegalese presidential hopefuls battle it out ahead of the upcoming elections, Greenpeace and community fishermen are calling on them to make African fisheries – and the many livelihoods that depend on them – a priority.

    Earlier last wee... Read more >

  • People like you

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - February 14, 2012 at 13:44

    The other morning I was riding to work, and as I passed a car, a hand reached out to throw a cigarette box out the window. The car sped off and I stopped to pick up the litter, frustrated by the driver’s callousness.

    For the rest of my ride I couldn’... Read more >

  • Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - February 9, 2012 at 10:22

    This is a moment to share a thought for all the people around the world who are putting their own lives at risk in the struggle to save the last remaining rainforests, be it in the Amazon, Indonesia or Congo.

    Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazo... Read more >

  • Google wrests control of Cool IT climate Leaderboard

    Blogpost by Gary Cook, Greenpeace International - February 8, 2012 at 12:11


    The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson.

    Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who come... Read more >

  • The Sun is coming out this February

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - February 3, 2012 at 17:41

    Come and see him at these events

    While we all took summer holidays, the South African Sun was still in his office, working full days, shining bright solar rays down on us all that could have been powering our country.

    But just because we haven’t emp... Read more >

  • Too many boats catching too few fish

    Blogpost by Farah Obaidullah - February 1, 2012 at 13:57

    Local fishermen in St Louis. Organised by Greenpeace, the “My Voice, My Future” caravan documents small-scale fishing communities and the impact of foreign super-trawlers on local fish stocks.

    It is no secret that Europe’s seas, once teeming with life, are now unable to provide fish for all its citizens. EU governments and the fishing industry have known for decades that they catch more than their seas can provide, so much so that ... Read more >

  • Guinness World Record!

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - January 26, 2012 at 11:29

    Guinness World Record Certificate

    A Guinness World Record Certificate for our 'Unfriend Coal' cyber action. The certificate reads: "The most comments on a facebook item in 24 hours is 80,030 and was achieved by Greenpeace on 14 April 2011"


    In April last year we were pushing hard for Facebook to 'unfriend' coal -- and we asked you to get involved.

    The idea was to make a post on the unfriend coal Facebook page and then see if we could set a record for the most comments on a sin... Read more >

  • We're sorry, you're not allowed to read this

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - January 18, 2012 at 10:17

    As South Africa grapples with the very controversial Secrecy Bill, censorship is also a hot topic further abroad. And just like the Secrecy Bill, the US Stop Online Piracy Act could be disasterous for the work Greenpeace does. Below is a blog from Gre... Read more >

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