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  • Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

    Blogpost by Pinar Aksogan and Melita Steele - September 5, 2013 at 10:16

    In Turkey, we woke up this week to hear the news that a proposed 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant on a lovely coast of the Black Sea is dead, and now our hope for a better future grows. This is a historic victory for local communities struggling agains... Read more >

  • Chasing Monster Boats

    Blogpost by Farah Obaidullah - September 4, 2013 at 12:50

    It’s been a year since we took action against the Margiris super trawler in Australia. To mark the anniversary – admittedly coincidentally – Greenpeace activists in Chile protested against the presence of the monster boat in their waters.

    Holding up ... Read more >

  • Let's Have Healthy Food for All Africa's People

    Blogpost by Glen Tyler - August 27, 2013 at 7:28

    When I think about farming in Africa, one of our major goals is to see local farmers being able to grow safe and healthy food in balance with nature.

    Greenpeace calls it ecological farming, and it would not only feed Africa’s people but also maintain... Read more >

  • Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

    Blogpost by Sofia Tsenikli - August 20, 2013 at 9:07

    The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons:

    The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due to Russia’s blunt ... Read more >

  • Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow.

    The stakes could not be higher, the... Read more >

  • Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

    Blogpost by Jan Cappelle - August 8, 2013 at 9:30

    In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems.

    Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain, arms and legs aching ... Read more >

  • It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

    Blogpost by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director - August 2, 2013 at 7:46

    I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and frustration, I can’t h... Read more >

  • Let’s start talking about tuna

    Blogpost by Diane Mc Alpine - July 29, 2013 at 9:33

    Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a part of the prob... Read more >

  • Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - July 26, 2013 at 12:43

    Virunga National Park, DRC. 10/11/2012 © Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph Stok

    The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth. New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing. 

    However this message does not reflect current science ... Read more >

  • “Walk The Talk” of investing in our youth

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - July 15, 2013 at 15:17

    The The stats are big: South Africa has some of the best renewable energy potential in the world; 12 million South Africans do not have access to a secure supply of electricity; 3.2 million young people in our country are unemployed and looking for wo... Read more >

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