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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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  • In its latest move to cover up the truth about its Arctic drilling, Cairn Energy has obtained an extraordinary, wide-ranging legal interdict (injunction) against us, gagging us from posting Tweets and Facebook updates containing photos of yesterday'... Read more >

  • BREAKING: Polar Bears occupy Cairn's HQ

    Blogpost by bex - July 18, 2011 at 9:29 3 comments

    Video Banned

    Apologies, this video has been banned due to an extraordinary, wide-ranging legal interdict (injunction) against us, gagging us from posting Tweets and Facebook updates containing photos of yesterday's occupation of their Edinburgh headquarters.

    Cairn gets legal 'gagging order', requiring some Facebook & Twitter updates from our polar bear action be removed.

    A few moments ago, fifty polar bears entered Cairn Energy's Edinburgh headquarters and occupied it. The... Read more >

  • Santa Disrupts Hasbro's Christmas Toy Preview

    Blogpost by Jamie Woolly - July 14, 2011 at 11:15

    It's July so the last thing any sane person will be thinking about is Christmas. Not so for those in the toy business because, with only 165 shopping days to go, they're looking ahead to the festive season.

    Take Hasbro, for instance. Today, product a... Read more >

  • The Energy Revolution is Already Happening

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - July 12, 2011 at 8:13

    The Renewable Energy Network (REN21) has just released a new global report on the growth of renewable energy in 2010 -- and it brings with it some very exciting news!

    Even if South Africa isn't being as ambitious as it could be with the rollout of re... Read more >

  • Nuclear Delusions

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - July 8, 2011 at 13:33 1 comment

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge

    Rex WeylerThe heating of E...

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  • The Rainbow Warrior III is Afloat!

    Blogpost by Rien Achtenberg - July 5, 2011 at 7:54

    A handful of us left Greenpeace International's office in Amsterdam on Monday morning, on a special trip to Bremen to see our new, much awaited Rainbow Warrior III enter the water for the first time. After being under planning and construction for t... Read more >

  • Live Chat with Kumi

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - July 4, 2011 at 10:00 4 comments

    Join us today at midday for a live web chat with Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace. We'll be discussing everything from his climbing the infamous Arctic oil rig to his thoughts on fracking and Greenpeace Africa's action outside Eskom in Johan... Read more >

  • Now more than ever

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - June 29, 2011 at 11:46

    Following our action on Monday, I came across this very compelling video, and it really made me feel good about taking a stand.

    The importance and urgency of South Africa taking meaningful action on climate change really can't be overstated. Our poli... Read more >

  • The Ball is in Eskom's Court

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - June 28, 2011 at 13:15 6 comments

    Eskom Spokespoerson Responds to Jounalists' Questions

    Hilary Joffe responds to questions from journalists outside one of the entrances to Megawatt Park when we offloaded 5 tonnes of coal yesterday. Photo: © Greenpeace / Andrew Orpen

    When we went to Eskom headquarters yesterday, what we wanted to do was highlight the fact that coal kills, and call on Eskom to stop construction on Kusile and start investing in renewable energy instead. Until they change co... Read more >

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