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Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 22 August, 2012 19 comments

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think." — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind . Piecemeal ecology does not work. Forty years have passed since the...

From cyanide gold mine to protected historical site. How people power saved Roșia Montană

Blog entry by Madalina Preda | 5 February, 2016 1 comment

For the past 15 years, Canadian mining firm Gabriel Resources has been trying to obtain a permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from underneath Roșia Montană, a picturesque village in western Romania, with a population of almost 4,000...

9 incredible feats of people power that happened in 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 30 December, 2016 1 comment

The Indigenous and environmental rights movement was stronger than ever... This year proved that when real life David and Goliath battles happen , word spreads, people listen, the truth eventually comes out, and the ...

Bring it on, 2017: New Year’s resolutions for people and the planet

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 20 December, 2016 2 comments

For many of us who care about the environment and about people, 2016 has been a punch to the gut. Politicians and corporations at odds with issues like human rights and a healthy planet have managed to grab power in countries all over...

Brazil’s president must step down. Here’s why

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 June, 2017 2 comments

If you ask Google to translate the Portuguese word “ temer ”, the result is “ to fear ”. Temer is the name of the current president of Brazil. And fear is what many Brazilians have been feeling lately. Temer took office after the ...

7 air pollution hacks to help protect your family

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 11 December, 2017 1 comment

One question we often get asked at Greenpeace is: “what's the best way to protect myself from air pollution?” With news articles warning that  5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year  as a result of breathing...

World scientists’ warning to humanity

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 December, 2017 9 comments

Environmental activists and organisations typically try and stay positive, to give people hope that we can change. Positive signs exist, going back to the historic whaling and toxic dumping bans of the 1980s. The 1987 Montreal Protocol...

Charting a plastic free future in Taiwan

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 20 December, 2017

By now, we have all heard about and seen multiple shocking images of plastic pollution in oceans. Whether it’s the  seahorse with its tail wrapped around an earbud , or the  remote island  paradise turned into a plastic nightmare, it’s...

We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 25 January, 2018 3 comments

Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany there are now around  5 vehicles for...

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