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U.S. Government paves way for logging in Pristine Tongass Forest

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Tongass National Forest is among the world's largest tracts of remaining old-growth temperate rainforest and is under threat from logging. The Tongass is located in the southeast of Alaska's coastal archipelago and is the largest national...

How pioneering brands are slowing down fast fashion

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 9 October, 2017 1 comment

The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies heavily on our addiction to overconsumption and feeds the destruction of the planet. There is one way to...

World Food Day - Threat of GE rice looms

Press release | 15 October, 2004 at 2:00

The possible commercialisation of genetically engineered rice (GE) in China next year is a serious threat to the food safety of the world’s most populous nation, Greenpeace warned today, on the eve of World Food Day.

Poor locked out of Summit on poverty

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

As the official negotiations continue in the heart of Johannesburg, tension is building over the issue of access to decision makers. Many ‘unofficial’ ambassadors have been sent here to voice real issues from communities around the world, yet...

Boundary Marking

Background | 28 February, 2006 at 11:53

The land rights of indigenous communities in Papua New Guinea were never questioned until logging companies took an interest in the value of the forest. The constitution itself recognises that 97 percent of the land belongs to indigenous communities.

Consumers

Background | 28 February, 2006 at 11:20

Is your wood illegal? Your bookshelves, your floor, photocopy paper and even the cheap plywood at your local construction site could have come from the Paradise Forests.

Substitute with Style - A toxic free sustainable lifestyle.

Publication | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Can we live a modern life free of toxic chemicals? Can businesses still compete if they eliminate hazardous substances from their brands? Many major companies have asked themselves these questions and concluded that a toxics-free future is the...

Sustainable forestry

Background | 28 April, 2003 at 14:06

With the world's ancient forests disappearing, species, cultures and entire ecosystems are forever lost. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of the timber products they buy. Not only do individual and corporate...

Climate Change and the Mediterranean Region

Publication | 25 May, 2000 at 2:00

Energy Revolution 2008

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 1:00

This report provides a blueprint showing how to apply existing technologies to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, whilst allowing for an increase in energy consumption. The report is divided into 10 regional reports, with a global summary. It...

Model environmentalists

Feature story | 19 June, 2006 at 2:00

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

Global Alarm Over GE Papaya Grows as Hawaii Market Spirals Downward

Press release | 25 May, 2006 at 2:00

Several local farmers and native Hawaiian activists joined Greenpeace experts today in decontaminating an organic farm in Hawaii that has been tainted with genetically engineered (GE) papaya from nearby commercial farms. The farm was sealed off...

East Asian meeting on illega timber ban

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called on participant countries to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) to put words into action and take steps to seriously address the problem of illegal logging in the region.

Museum built from Amazon destruction

Press release | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

At 10.00am this morning, forty one Greenpeace activists sealed the entrance to Madrid's prestigious Queen Sofia Museum (Reina Sofia), and declared it an ancient forest crime scene. The activists hung a banner in front of the museum reading...

A Bridge Too Far: Mexican Government under pressure to resist US GMO dumping

Press release | 18 August, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace caught a trainload of US maize as it tried to enter Mexico today in response to fresh evidence that the US was dumping genetically engineered crops across the border contravening international agreements, and undermining the diversity...

Greenpeace stages Alpine glacier protest against oil companies

Press release | 4 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

Blessings rain down for a solar future

Press release | 2 May, 2002 at 2:00

How green is that iPhone?

Feature story | 14 June, 2007 at 2:00

At the end of June Apple will launch its first major product since Steve Jobs 'A Greener Apple' statement. So how green will the iPhone be?

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature story | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

US mobile phone company Motorola has backtracked on a promise to remove toxic chemicals from its products. While competitors like Sony Ericsson and Nokia are living up to their commitments to remove toxic chemicals, Motorola is not answering the...

Climate boomerang

Feature story | 27 July, 2005 at 2:00

In the glow of a warm, still morning, the Rainbow Warrior slipped into the harbour of the world's biggest coal port and dropped anchor to shut down coal exports for 5 hours in Newcastle, Australia.

Profiles in Activism: Ann Novek

Feature story | 22 April, 2005 at 2:00

Ever think that one person can't change the world? Greenpeace cyberactivist Ann Novek is proof otherwise.

Canada's indefensible seal hunt

Feature story | 10 March, 2005 at 1:00

Off Canada's east coast, harp seals are giving birth to their offspring. But their future may be short-lived, as Canada prepares to announce what could be the biggest seal hunt ever. It's a hunt justified by inaccurate, incomplete and...

Kids for Forests

Feature story | 17 February, 2004 at 1:00

A lot of important politicians are currently doing a lot of talking about preserving the diversity of life on Earth at a global UN meeting. Unfortunately talking is just about the only thing they have been doing to preserve life on Earth for the...

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales Part II

Feature story | 2 October, 2003 at 2:00

Iceland enjoys a rugged, natural beauty that can only be appreciated fully by seeing it. It also hosts a people who are fiercely proud of their largely pristine and clean environment. So why, after 14 years, has the Icelandic government bowed to...

2m hectares of Amazon saved!

Feature story | 11 November, 2004 at 1:00

The Brazilian government has stood up to the powerful forces of illegal loggers and greedy soya and beef barons in the Amazon by creating two massive protective reserves. This means increased sustainable use of the forest by local people and...

Th!nk Again: Ford Does a U-Turn

Feature story | 17 September, 2004 at 2:00

Following a meeting yesterday with the Norwegian Transport Minister, Ford Europe has confirmed it will not scrap its US fleet of zero emission electric cars, but instead send them to eager customers in Norway.

Top companies ditch climate-wrecking refrigeration

Feature story | 22 June, 2004 at 2:00

Unilever, Coca Cola and McDonalds have promised to phase out climate-killing chemicals in their refrigeration equipment. This announcement shows that refrigeration can be climate friendly. However other corporations and governments continue to...

Plutonium on the horizon, planet on the line

Feature story | 19 August, 2002 at 2:00

A shipment of one of the planet's deadliest substances will round the Cape of Good Hope at about the same time world leaders are arriving in Johannesburg for the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. We caught up with the British ship carrying...

Encourage sustainable trade

Topic | 25 July, 2006 at 17:23

Oil fuels war

Press release | 23 January, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace act after Earth Summit failure on clean energy

Press release | 4 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

Greenpeace shuts down soya export terminal of leading Amazon destroyer

Press release | 19 May, 2006 at 2:00

A team of climbers from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise shut down Cargill's illegal soya export facility in the heart of the Amazon rainforest today. The soya, which is exported to Europe as animal feed, is grown in deforested areas of the...

UN World Food Day - Asians Call for Ban on GE Rice

Press release | 14 October, 2005 at 2:00

A coalition of 17 organisations from across Asia today issued a World Food Day statement calling for a global ban on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) rice.

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace's high profile 'Green my Apple' stall was shut-down today at the start of the Mac Expo. (1) Organisers of the Mac Expo claimed they had received complaints from unnamed sources. The Greenpeace stall was bought for the three-day expo in...

GMO papaya scandal in Thailand

Press release | 27 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, today, sealed off an experimental field of genetically engineered (GE) papaya at the agricultural research station of the Department of Agriculture in the province of Khon Kaen, declaring it the source of genetic contamination of one...

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

Mission Possible – Governments must and can save the climate

Press release | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released new photographs of rapidly melting glaciers in Europe to call upon the world’s Governments attending next week’s Climate Conference in Nairobi to ‘wake up and smell the coffee’. The climate crisis is urgent: the science...

Greenpeace Crop Circle: 'X' marks the spot in French GE maize field

Press release | 27 July, 2006 at 15:00

Early this morning a group of Greenpeace activists entered a GE maize field in Grezet Cavagnan, Southern France and carved a giant "crop circle" with an "X" in the GE maize, marking the field as a contamination zone. The action was in response to...

Greenpeace demands immediate closure of the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery

Press release | 22 June, 2006 at 2:00

The bluefin tuna population in the Mediterranean Sea may be on the brink of collapse and the fishery must be closed immediately, said Greenpeace today. The organisation's ship Esperanza, in the Mediterranean on the 4th leg of its fourteen-month...

Peaceful Greenpeace whaling protest stopped abruptly in St Kitts

Press release | 20 June, 2006 at 2:00

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in St Kitts concluded its proceedings today, a peaceful protest carried out by Greenpeace was abruptly broken up by the authorities, who arrested ten activists and ship crew from the...

Rainbow Warrior exposes forest destruction in rainforest Eden

Press release | 11 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today unfurled protest banners saying "Stop ancient forest destruction" in front of the ship MV Ardhianto as it is being loaded with a large consignment of plywood from some of the...

Protecting Paradise

Press release | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a major initiative to help protect Asia Pacific's last remaining ancient rainforests - the so-called 'Paradise Forests' (1) - by unveiling its Global Forest Rescue Station in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

Greenpeace stops oil tanker entering Bosphorus

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

Have scientist, will travel

Feature story | 28 September, 2009 at 2:00

Yes, it’s true, we do indeed have scientists. And some days, we even let them out of the lab.

Green my Apple bears fruit

Feature story | 31 May, 2007 at 2:00

This is the story of a very different kind of Greenpeace campaign. The story of a "people power victory." It's the story of the Greening of Apple.

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | 15 December, 2006 at 17:58

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

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