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Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 2:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

Unilever's 'Monkey Business' - Greenpeace swings into action

Feature story | 21 April, 2008 at 2:00

It's been a busy morning for Greenpeace activists across Europe, many of whom have been dressing up as orang-utans to draw attention to Unilever's "monkey business". Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests...

Unilever rises to the challenge

Feature story | 15 May, 2008 at 19:03

Unilever has shown that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Following our campaign and thanks to your support, the company has taken the bold step to support our call for a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia for palm oil plantations.

Nutella - Breakfast for Champions?

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 18:53

The Italian football team apparently love nothing better than a nice dollop of Nutella spread over their bread for breakfast – “breakfast for champions” according to Nutella, the official sponsors for the national team. But what else do Nutella’s...

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | 6 October, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace Canada: Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous to build

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards. The...

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 1:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | 12 February, 2009 at 15:29

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 1:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Olkiluto fallout: more numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 27 February, 2009

The dispute between the builders of Finland’s OL3 reactor, Areva, and its buyer, utility TVO, rumbles on. TVO are unhappy at the delay in building the plant (it’s three years behind schedule) and Areva are unhappy are what it sees as...

Nuclear News: UK Government opens bidding for nuclear sites

Blog entry by Justin | 2 March, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: The Guardian: Government opens bidding for nuclear sites ‘The government will this week kick off an ebay-style auction of sites on which some of Europe's largest energy companies...

Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

Blog entry by Jess | 20 March, 2009

Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to...

Firefighting in action

Blog entry by Jess | 27 August, 2009 4 comments

© Greenpeace/FB Anggoro An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination.

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | 3 November, 2009 at 1:00

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Market Life

Blog entry by gillo | 9 November, 2009

From Suzette, communications coordinator at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia It almost feels like a home coming. Landing back in Indonesia and then travelling into the back-blocks of Sumatra. In the last few years I’ve been...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

February 25: Unilever blacklists deforestation palm oil company, Indonesia; China...

Blog entry by mwilson | 25 February, 2010 2 comments

This is a trial series. Decimated rainforests in Indonesia, being cleared for palm oil plantations. © Will Rose / Greenpeace Reuters reported that Unilever has told dealers not to source palm oil from the Indonesian...

March 17: Ilegal GM rice in Chinese shelves

Blog entry by Almudena | 17 March, 2010

Rice farmers from the Yunnan Province Despite that the Chinese government has not yet approved the commercial cultivation of GM rice, a Greenpeace study released on Monday found genetically modified rice in supermarkets in China ,...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé has remained relatively silent since issuing its initial statement of contract cancellations with palm oil supplier Sinar Mas. This is despite the fact that it is still receiving a barrage of complaints and criticism via its Facebook page...

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