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SONA exposes lack of leadership on key environmental issues: Greenpeace

Press release | February 11, 2016 at 20:39

Johannesburg, 11 February 2016:

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | March 22, 2016 at 9:05

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new...

The Great Water Grab

Publication | March 22, 2016 at 9:49

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development. However, human activities are depleting our...

South Africans join the global call to Detox Levi's

Feature story | December 11, 2012 at 8:01

Over the weekend South Africans activists joined the global call for Levi's to Detox their fashion. Over 700 activists in 81 cities around the world made their voices heard and demanded that Levi’s eliminate all hazardous chemical from its...

Radioactivity in Japan’s Food and Water

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 9:30

Following reports of radiation in food and radioactivity in Tokyo's water, we are calling for more effective protection of public health, and an immediate and transparent availability of information.

Is Eskom prepared to act to save South Africa’s water? Challenge them now!

Feature story | April 25, 2012 at 12:16

We hear the word ‘crisis’ regularly in South Africa at the moment. It’s easy to start thinking that perhaps analysts are over-reacting – surely things can’t possibly be that bad?

Responsible Fishing Practices Critical

Feature story | July 20, 2011 at 8:33

Greenpeace today re-affirmed the need for sustainable fisheries in response to certain assertions made by the European Union office in Senegal on its overfishing campaign in West Africa. Greenpeace welcomes a dialogue with the EU Senegal office...

Nike & Adidas: Detox the world's water

Feature story | July 12, 2011 at 12:32

Game on, Nike and Adidas. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and eliminate...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | September 2, 2014

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

Infographic: How Eskom is crippling our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 17, 2012

Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse. Luckily there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of...

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