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  • The Future Of The Forests in Poetry competition closes with great success

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule - November 18, 2011 at 12:34

    Children of the village of Bamande work hard in the forest carrying heavy planks of wood.
    © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The The Future of Forests in Poetry contest organized by Greenpeace Africa in Democratic Republic of Congo, was a gre... Read more >

  • The Wind-Chime Project: Let The Wind Power Your Voice

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies - November 17, 2011 at 12:50 6 comments

    Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether, and what better way to hear the wind’s power, than by constructing a massive, ... Read more >

  • The Tuna Industry's Wasteful Practices Revealed in Shocking New Video

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - November 17, 2011 at 10:21 1 comment

    Fish around a FAD in the Pacific Ocean

    School of fish around a fish aggregation device or FAD in the Western Pacific. In addition to a total ban on purse seine fishing using FADs, Greenpeace is calling on members of the WCPFC to reduce by half the regional tuna catches and close all four Pacific high seas pockets from fishing. These measures are needed to save the remaining commercially valuable tuna stocks from collapse. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

     

    Greenpeace has again shed light on the careless and wasteful fishing practices that are rife throughout our oceans with the release of shocking new video footage, captured by a tuna industry whistleblower.

    The video footage that was release... Read more >

  • Top Spot for HP in New Guide to Greener Electronics

    Blogpost by Eoin Dubsky, Greenpeace International - November 9, 2011 at 12:45

    We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followe... Read more >

  • Come and Share the Sun at our Renewable Energy-Powered Picnic

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - November 9, 2011 at 11:07

    This weekend, Greenpeace will be casting some bright, solar-powered light over all the ways we can use renewables now!

    We're hosting a renewable energy-powered picnic at Soweto's Mofolo Park from 10am on Saturday 12 November.

    We will be showcasing... Read more >

  • Stolen Futures: Conflicts and Logging in Congo's Rainforests - the case of Danzer

    Blogpost by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International - November 8, 2011 at 11:53 1 comment

    Logging truck on the Siforco road

    Logging truck on the Siforco road between Engengele and Kpenge in the confession K-8 near Bumba. © Thomas Einberger / Greenpeace

     

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violence associated with logging companies is not uncommon, but evidence and testimonies collected by Greenpeace show that the Yalisika community of Bosanga was punished with exceptional violence... Read more >

  • Kusile: Climate Killer

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - November 7, 2011 at 9:34 10 comments

    Greenpeace Action at Kusile Power Plant, South Africa

    Greenpeace activists chain themselves to the front gate of the construction site of Kusile coal plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa, in protest of South Africa's addiction to coal power. © Greenpeace / Shayne Robinson

     

    Today, Greenpeace Africa has brought something very far away from the minds of most South Africans to the top of talking trends. "Confronting Kusile" is the phrase making the rounds online this morning, and it's got many regular South Africa... Read more >

  • Confronting Kusile: An Activist's View

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - November 7, 2011 at 6:41 12 comments

    Protest action at Kusile Power Plant, South Africa

    Greenpeace activists scaled a crane on the construction site of Kusile power plant in South Africa to protest their country's complete reliance on coal power. © Greenpeace / Michael Baillie

     

    This morning i'm writing from the top a 110m high crane inside the construction plant of Eskom's next collosal coal-fired power station, Kusile.

    I'm here with five other climbers to highlight the true cost of coal power in South Africa. Our... Read more >

  • We Don’t Need Kusile Power Plant in South Africa: Here’s Why...

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - November 7, 2011 at 5:05 1 comment

    Action at Kusile Power Station in Africa

    Greenpeace activists hang 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. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    South Africa has a fossil fuel addiction. Our drug of choice? Coal. And at a time when actions affecting the climate in any way should be taken with great care, our government continues blindly to cultivate its infatuation with this dirty, s... Read more >

  • Action at Eskom Megawatt Park in Africa

    Activists from Greenpeace Africa drive 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 hold 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

     

    South Africa has a coal addiction. But just because something is a habit, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t quit.

    It didn’t take Eskom long to respond to the staggering results of our recent report “The True Cost of Coal in South Africa: paying th... Read more >

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