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Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | 9 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

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...

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Early this morning, over 100 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that the G8 Heads of State meeting in L'Aquila take decisive leadership on climate change.

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 14:06

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature story | 14 June, 2008 at 2:00

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the US was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland China meaning...

NZ coal ship blockade

Feature story | 25 March, 2008 at 1:00

Today the Rainbow Warrior blocked a shipment of export coal from leaving the Port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

What folks are doing

Feature story | 6 July, 2007 at 2:00

Climate change is a big problem. There are lots of different solutions, and lots of people all working on them in their own ways. Today we're highlighting a few of the things people are doing to play their part.

Rainbow Warrior blocks coal shipment in Philippines (updated)

Feature story | 23 May, 2008 at 2:00

The Rainbow Warrior is blockading coal shipments at the Pagbilao coal-fired power plant to protest the plant's impending expansion.

Activists take to the trees

Feature story | 13 September, 2007 at 2:00

Jaguars are tree climbers, but there is no federal law to protecting their forest - so our activists have taken to the trees themselves. Dressed as jaguars, they're camped in the treetops of the Yungas in a bid to block the bulldozers until a...

World water day 2010

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 18:25

Chemical contamination is threatening our lakes and rivers, with severe impacts on human life and biodiversity. Activists around the world marked World Water Day 2010 by highlighting the growing presence of industrial hazardous chemicals in the...

Activists shut down coal plant

Feature story | 8 October, 2007 at 2:00

Just after 5am this morning, 50 Greenpeace UK volunteers went into Kingsnorth coal fired power station. One group immobilised the huge conveyor belts carrying coal into the plant then chained themselves to the machinery. A second group is...

Wood shipment tracked, blocked (updated)

Feature story | 17 March, 2008 at 1:00

We've tracked a shipment of suspect wood from the Amazon to France on board the cargo ship Galina III. Some hours ago our activists climbed on the ship. Once our activists were onboard, the ship missed its chance to go into port. Its next chance...

Eiffel Tower anti-nuclear protest

Feature story | 13 July, 2008 at 18:45

French state nuclear company Areva sponsored a ring of golden European Union stars for the Eiffel Tower, to mark France's term as EU president. Today, we added a nuclear hazard symbol.

Greenpeace activists occupy France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant to say "Stop...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 March, 2014 2 comments

Around 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 countries entered France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant this morning to send the message that the ageing plant should be closed. Our people unfurled a banner next to the Fessenheim Number 1...

Old nuclear reactors can't save the climate

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | 6 March, 2014 11 comments

Yesterday, 240 Greenpeace activists from national and regional offices took action across Europe to highlight the risk of ageing nuclear reactors.   80 activists staged a decommissioning of the Tihange reactor in Belgium. A...

Korea's fishing crime wave

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 10 October, 2014 1 comment

It's incredible to watch the unravelling of the tangled web illegal fishers have woven around their dirty business. Fishing companies have created elaborate webs of deception stretching from Korea to New Zealand, Argentina to South...

Activists stop climate crime in the tar sands

Feature story | 19 September, 2009 at 2:00

What is soon to be bigger than England and account for more greenhouse gas emissions than the Czech Republic? The tar sands of northern Alberta, Canada - the largest energy project and the largest industrial project on the face of the planet.

23 Greenpeace activists blockade tar sands operation

Feature story | 1 October, 2009 at 2:00

'Dying for climate leadership' - is the message 23 Greenpeace activists, from Canada, France, Germany and Brazil, took to the heart of Canada’s deadly tar sands development today. Shutting down a conveyor belt in an open pit mine, they renewed...

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 August, 2012 34 comments

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

Arctic Action LIVE!

Blog entry by cleronde | 24 August, 2012 61 comments

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more <<<   Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first to...

LIVE BLOG: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 27 August, 2012 40 comments

Sign up to join the campaign . Final Update  - 5 am CET: Their final moment was a picture of determination and they're down - but not out. For five days and nights the crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise confronted the...

Taking action from Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov, aboard the Arctic Sunrise | 27 August, 2012 4 comments

" Root out the black shame from your heart, calmly and indifferently, I covered my ears with my hands " -- A. Akhamtova Anna Akhamtova is a famous Russian poet, and the name of the ship we were stopping today. After a rather...

Activists occupying Shell icebreaker ship in Finland

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 1 May, 2012 10 comments

In an effort to prevent destructive oil drilling in the Arctic , dozens of Greenpeace Nordic activists have boarded and occupied a Shell-contracted icebreaker in Helsinki harbour as it prepared to leave for the Alaskan Arctic. At...

Your messages to Nestlé shareholders: delivered.

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010 3 comments

Originally posted by Laura on April 16, 2010 9:21 AM You sent over 200.000 e-mails to Nestlé and all we've gotten so far is a lot of repetitive statements from the largest food and drink company in the world. Yesterday we...

Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

Greenpeace shut down Vattenfall’s main headquarters

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 2 May, 2010

Originally p posted by Justin on April 29, 2010 1:21 PM. It’s been an incredibly busy and successful week for clean energy activists this week. We’ve had spectacular scenes in Germany and thousands of people came out to...

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Greenpeace UK: Whitehall farce explodes over nuclear clean-up and clean energy...

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008

‘Well, what do you know? Another news story has broken which demonstrates that the UK's nuclear industry is not the robust, well-managed machine our ministers would have us believe. The government has sneaked out a report assessing the...

Sunset and Success of the Solar Festival

Blog entry by Woon | 4 December, 2007

Sunday 2 Dec 2007 by Woon SG-Thailand The first thing for this morning was registering ourselves at the UNFCCC. In no time we received our identity card for the conference. Outside the registration camp, the giant thermometer was...

Warme[r] welcome

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 9 December, 2007

By Sven, Renewable Energy campaigner When I arrived at the harbour to join the media boat heading out to watch the Rainbow Warrior flotilla, it was already pretty busy. Journalists registering at our desk, cameramen carrying heavy...

April 7: "Russia is not a waste bin"

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 7 April, 2010

Action against nuclear waste in France 04/06/2010, Greenpeace activists chain themselves to the railway line in order to block a train transporting nuclear waste in Tricastin (Drôme) in the south of France. The consignment of...

March 29: Actions in Amsterdam and Finland; CITES outcomes - "The conference has been...

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 29 March, 2010

Monday morning - Greenpeace activists go to work 03/29/2010, Greenpeace 'clean- up' up Dell offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands Greenpeace activist are blocking the Dell HQ in Amsterdam this morning. They are putting foam in...

March 22: No time for a break yet on coal, Nestlé & tuna

Blog entry by danielkramb | 22 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists atop the Prunerov coal-fired power station in the Czech Republic. Prunerov: a global shame Last week, the environment minister resigned because of it; a whole island nation is up in arms about it. Today,...

The mysterious ways of nuclear reactor construction

Blog entry by Justin | 11 November, 2008 1 comment

Even away from its culture of cover-up and lack of transparency in its dealings, the nuclear industry is one wrapped in riddles, mystery, and wonder. The unanswered questions stretch on as far as the eye can see. Tom Burke, of the...

March 1: Poll shows - 84.3 percent of the Chinese people feel unsure about GE food

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 1 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series The online version of Chinese People's Daily focused on the report published by Greenpeace " Counting the Costs of genetic engineering ". Polls show that 84.3 percent of the 50,000 asked had no...

Images from Climate Action on Capitol Hill

Blog entry by laurak | 3 March, 2009

The Capitol Climate Action yesterday in Washington, DC concluded peacefully and with no arrests, despite being the largest incident of mass civil disobedience in the name of our climate. On the website they featured live streaming...

Nuclear underdogs

Blog entry by Justin | 23 March, 2010

Some supporters of nuclear energy seem to think that the nuclear industry is losing the debate : Some of us in the profession and industry have been reaching out to the public on our own, and through the American Nuclear Society’s...

Spinning at Kozloduy

Blog entry by Justin | 23 December, 2008

If you want an example of the spin, cover-up and pure self-denial of the nuclear industry, you could do worse than take a look at this little self-congratulatory announcement from the operators of the Kozloduy nuclear plant in...

Nuclear News for November 21st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 21 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Easy Bourse: First Australian Uranium Shipped To China – Minister ‘The first Australian uranium has been exported to China, with demand for the fuel likely to...

Nuclear News for November 12th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 12 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Mlive.com: A radioactive cheese grater at Genesee Township landfill points out toxic dangers from Chinese products ‘According to the state Department of...

World leaders apologise for climate failure in Copenhagen airport ads

Blog entry by brianfit | 3 December, 2009 129 comments

We're hoping these ads predict the wrong future -- the one where world leaders look back with a "coulda, shoulda, woulda" attitude at a Copenhagen climate summit which failed. There's still time to change the future. Our recipe for...

Climate actions and EU Summit mark the International Week of 'Quit Coal, already!'

Blog entry by laurak | 29 October, 2009

Friday October 30th With our ship the Rainbow Warrior, Spanish activists boarded a coal ship on its way to the coal fired power plant in Alcudia (Mallorca) and demanded their President Zapatero show climate leadership at the EU...

Reflecting on the first action in the tar sands

Blog entry by laurak | 30 September, 2009 8 comments

Greenpeace activist updates direct from action at tar sands upgrader facility

Blog entry by laurak | 30 September, 2009 17 comments

9:15am local time Greenpeace activists from Germany, France, Brazil and Canada have just entered a Suncor upgrader facility in the tar sands of northern, Alberta and have shut down the conveyer belt of an open pit mining operation.

March 3: European Commission allows GE potato

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 3 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series Greenpeace stage an action with banners against the GE industry, in the hall of the EU commission building in Brussels. The action speaks out against methods used by GE companies to lobby the EU law...

Nuclear News for January 23rd 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 23 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: GMA News: Bishop opposes revival of Bataan nuke power plant ‘MANILA, Philippines - A ranking Catholic bishop voiced opposition late Thursday to reported plans to...

Activists occupy the roof of Canadian Parliament

Blog entry by laurak | 7 December, 2009 3 comments

Today 19 Greenpeace activists scaled the roof of the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa. They were sending a message directly to Canadian Prime Minister Harper who will be attending the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen: 'Climate...

The biggest loser

Blog entry by laurak | 4 November, 2009 5 comments

Oil is already a losing horse. It is a non-renewable and dwindling source of energy, and according to a study by Association For the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO-USA) we already reached peak oil - in 2005. Since we have already burned the...

#climateaction now

Blog entry by laurak | 4 October, 2009 28 comments

Updates from action at tar sands upgrader expansion site : 5:00am local time - Sunday Oct 4 After occupying the expansion site of a Shell tar sands upgrader for 24 hours all Greenpeace activists have now been removed from the...

French nuclear waste on its way to be dumped in Russia

Blog entry by Justin | 9 April, 2010 2 comments

Remember earlier in the week when Greenpeace activists dismantled railway tracks near France’s Tricastin nuclear facility ? The action was to stop nuclear waste from being exported to Russia. Unfortunately the waste is on the move...

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