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  • As sea-ice retreats, still no oil found in the Arctic

    Blogpost by Ben Ayliffe - September 16, 2011 at 11:21 4 comments

    08 September 2010 Banner on Iceberg off Cape Farewell

    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.

    This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggesting the extent in 2011 could be the lowest level ever.

    Arctic sea ice acts like the planet’s air condition... Read more >

  • 40 Years of Inspiring Action

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 15, 2011 at 14:16

    Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our plane...

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  • Paying homage to past, present and future Rainbow Warriors

    Blogpost by Nick Mokobane - September 14, 2011 at 10:19

    We recently celebrated the activist life of Steve Bantu Biko who, on the 12th of September 1977, died in police custody as a result of 22 hours of brutal police torture and interrogation. His life and death are some of the reasons that I live peacef... Read more >

  • Fracking: Where Are We Now?

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies - September 13, 2011 at 14:41

    Fracking has been a hot topic this year – and for good reason.
    Here’s a quick update on the situation.

    How Fracking could pollute ground water sources

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    (Click here for more info on what fracking entails)

    Latest Developments

    When we last spoke about the issue of fracking, ... Read more >

  • Kenyan Energy Minister claims the accident is one of the worst accidents ever in Kenya’s energy sector.

    On Monday, a leaking gasoline pipeline in an industrial area of Kenya's capital exploded, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least... Read more >

  • Dramatic Arctic Art

    Blogpost by Juliette H - September 7, 2011 at 16:09 1 comment

    We sometimes feel like we're repeating ourselves when we talk about Arctic sea ice - because we are. In recent months, sea ice extent has been again reaching record lows - right now, it's at a second-low record, just behind the 2007 record. The past f...

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  • On Thin Ice

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

    Photo: © Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace


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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 >

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