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An unexpected crew member joins the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by James Turner | 22 May, 2012 14 comments

Eight days into this blockade, and our climbers are standing firm. They’re helping to expose forest crimes like illegal logging, slavery and the loss of indigenous land by sitting on the anchor chain of the Clipper Hope cargo ship...

The Rainbow Warrior in Action!

Blog entry by James Turner | 19 May, 2012 5 comments

Less than a year old, and the Rainbow Warrior is causing trouble already. But being a Greenpeace ship that’s just what nature intended. Five days into a major direct action here in the Amazon and the new ship is holding up well.

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

Blog entry by James Turner | 9 May, 2012 4 comments

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was established in colonial times and has become a thriving trade center ever...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | 3 February, 2012 17 comments

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between...

Does Apple’s commitment to a 'coal free' iCloud have a passport?

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 18 December, 2012 3 comments

Apple promised in May – thanks in part to pressure from its customers and Greenpeace supporters – that all of its data centres would become “coal-free” and powered by 100% renewable energy. However, rumours are circulating about a...

Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

Blog entry by James Turner | 3 May, 2012 1 comment

While the Rainbow Warrior sat at anchor on a wide expanse of the Amazon river, a small Greenpeace team set off in inflatable boats towards the village of Bailique, to meet with local people who are resisting the trend towards large...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog entry by Jamie - Greenpeace UK | 19 October, 2011 2 comments

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 May, 2012 2 comments

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. ...

Occupying an anchor chain, thinking of freshly baked muffins

Blog entry by James Turner | 16 May, 2012 5 comments

What do you need most on an anchor chain in the middle of the Atlantic, when you’ve been there for over 24 hours, and it’s pouring with rain? Muffins. Freshly baked by our chef, Walter, and put into waterproof tins ready for loading...

Brazil's Sarah Palin- Will she support Zero Deforestation?

Blog entry by Pat Venditti, Greenpeace International | 10 April, 2012

As the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sailing down the Amazon I participated in an event that was very different from our day-to-day campaigning for Zero Deforestation in the Amazon. It was a suit and tie summit in London...

Illegal Logging exposed in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 2 April, 2012 12 comments

After months of investigations, activists have exposed an illegal logging operation underway in public lands in the Amazon. The illegal timber was discovered inside the Rural Settlement Corta Corda, 140km from the city of Santarem,...

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition starts today

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 March, 2012 17 comments

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 9 February, 2012 46 comments

Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazon campaign , may not be your archetypal hero (we’ve never seen him don tights), but we’re proud to announce that he has just been awarded the honour of “Forest Hero” by the UN.  He’s not one to tout...

Samba for the forest gathered thousands in Brazil

Blog entry by Marcio Astrini, forest campaigner in Brazil | 30 June, 2011 5 comments

A protest in the rhythm of carnival brought the forests closer to the city and gathered thousands of people in the famous Copacabana beach on the morning of Sunday 19 th of June to dance and sing for a greener Brazil. Following the...

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores across...

Giant fish and small meetings

Blog entry by James Turner | 10 May, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a week since we arrived in Belem and during that time I’ve learned more about river fish than I would have during a lifetime back in San Francisco. Well, perhaps that’s a bit hard on the Californian fish scene, but you get...

As we strive for Zero Deforestation – rates in the Amazon reach a record low

Blog entry by Laura K. | 3 December, 2010

An aerial view of the Cuniua river in the Amazon rainforest. Image: Russel Monk / Greenpeace This week saw a historic moment in the campaign to save the Amazon rainforest: rates of deforestation there have fallen to a record low...

Deforestation and slave labour still linked to Brazilian cattle industry

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, Amazon Campaign Director | 15 April, 2011 4 comments

A cattle farm in the Amazon - from the Greenpeace International report ' Slaughtering the Amazon '. Image: Daniel Beltrá A 2 billian Reais lawsuit (that’s $900 million USD) was launched yesterday against 14 slaughterhouses in...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | 1 October, 2011 3 comments

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

Brazilian pig iron industry agrees measures to protect Amazon

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 2 August, 2012 4 comments

Good news from the Amazon! Today, the pig iron industry has committed to finally changing its ways – all seven pig iron companies in the Brazilian state of Maranhão signed an agreement not to source wood charcoal that comes from...

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