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  • Pressure on SA Government to Stop Nuclear

    Greenpeace activists wearing t- shirts reading 'No nuclear – phansi nuclear phansi!' protest in front of the Department of Energy, Pretoria, South Africa, as a reminder to the government that it needs to adopt renewable energy instead of choosing nuclear energy as an energy option. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    One might wonder what 25 adults are doing, shoulder to shoulder, outside the front gate of a government department at 7:30 on a morning that reveals summer to still be a good few weeks away. I don’t wonder - I’ve been learning... Read more >

  • Cleared Forest In Sumatra

    Forest clearance of tiger habitat at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) related logging area. Within the concession, 13 km away, a Sumatran tiger died early in July 2011 after it became caught in an animal trap. The Sumatran tiger’s rainforest habitat is being destroyed, forcing it into closer contact with humans and into areas where traps are laid for wild boar. More than one million hectares of rainforests are estimated to be cleared every year.

    In July, we reported the sad story of an endangered Sumatran tiger dying in a trap in an Asian Pulp & Paper (APP) plantation after being snared for six days in total without food or water.

    The shocking images brought home the... Read more >

  • 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 >

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