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  • 22 000 Sign Petition to Save Congo Forest

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - June 5, 2012 at 13:17

    The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 millio... Read more >

  • Sounding the Anti-Nuclear Drumbeat in Sandton: Inside the IDC Conference

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - May 31, 2012 at 13:57

    This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton, I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting.

    For an anti-nuclear person, sitting in pro-nuclear... Read more >

  • KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

    Blogpost by Ian Duff, Greenpeace International - May 25, 2012 at 13:48

    tigerNo matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with packaging produ... Read more >

  • Minister looks for 'courage' in the wrong places

    Blogpost by Ferrial Adams - May 18, 2012 at 15:10

    In her budget speech last night, the Minster of Energy, Dipuo Peters, repeated the words of Thomas Sankara: "have the courage to turn your back on the old formulas, the courage to invent the future!”

    These are very powerful words indeed, and I was so... Read more >

  • It was announced yesterday that Eskom's funding plan to 2017 had been approved. The utility company will spend R201.6 billion over the coming period, with R65 billlion budgeted for this year.   

    Part of the funding plan includes a R35 billion increas... Read more >

  • Stop the devastation of the DRC forests

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - May 15, 2012 at 13:41

    A visit to an ‘artisanal’ logging operation.


    We are at the gate of an artisanal logging operation where military guards are in charge of the security. “Stop! Where do you come from and who are you?” The armed military    asks. With ... Read more >

  • Herakles Farms is cutting the heart out of Cameroon’s rainforest

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - May 11, 2012 at 12:56

    Within the past few weeks, rainforest destruction has begun once again in one of Africa’s most important biodiversity hotspots:  the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the American company b... Read more >

  • 54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

    Blogpost by Justin McKeating, Greenpeace International - May 10, 2012 at 17:03

    Greenpeace activists march in the "Energy Shift Parade" through Shibuya on the three-month anniversary of the East Japan earthquake disaster and the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis. Greenpeace and the people of Japan are marching in protest against nuclear energy, and calling on the Japanese government to follow the lead set by Germany and Switzerland, and abandon nuclear energy to focus on clean, renewable technology.06/11/2011

    With last Saturday's shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can.

    All of Japan’s 54 nu... Read more >

  • Earth Day Activities come to Durban

    Blogpost by Nasreen Vermeulen, Greenpeace Volunteer - May 9, 2012 at 14:45

    Sunday the 22nd April 2012 marked the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. This is a historic event where people unite globally to take action and call for a sustainable future. Over one billion people in 192 countries and over 56,000 university students to... Read more >

  • A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

    Blogpost by Iris Cheng, Greenpeace International - May 8, 2012 at 14:15

    Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station

    How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power?

    Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy, one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.  

    By making a substantial investme... Read more >

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