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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...

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012

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...

Video: The Amazon approaches its moment of truth

Blog entry by James Turner | 24 May, 2012 4 comments

I’ve written a few blogs since I’ve been on the Rainbow Warrior, but my time in Brazil has given me enough material for thousands more. I worked as a journalist before Greenpeace and that is how I have approached this trip, trying to...

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...

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. ...

Q'orianka Kilcher Occupies 'Clipper Hope' Anchor, Brazil.

Image | 21 May, 2012 at 22:12

22 year old actress Q'orianka Kilcher (right), recently appeared alongside Cuba Gooding Jr in ABC's 'Firelight', occupies the anchor chain of the "Clipper Hope" cargo ship with 27 year old Brazilian activist Leonor Cristina Silva Souza. The...

Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher Climbs Anchor Chain of Giant Amazon Cargo Ship

Press release | 21 May, 2012 at 12:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 21, 2012 - Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher has climbed the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. She is...

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.

Amazon action:climber update

Blog entry by Emma Briggs | 17 May, 2012 7 comments

Leaning back in the evening breeze, listening to the waves churning, I almost feel like I'm lying on the beach at  home  instead of hanging from an anchor chain near the 10 meter water mark of a cargo ship near Sao Louis in Brazil. But...

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...

Amazon forest activists protest pig iron shipment

Video | 15 May, 2012 at 13:17

Greenpeace activists just off the coast of Sao Luis, Brazil stop a ship from loading pig iron.

Rainforest Destruction In The Amazon

Image gallery | 14 May, 2012

Elissama’s quiet voice tells the world about a new Amazon scandal

Blog entry by James Turner | 14 May, 2012 3 comments

Right now a 20 year old Brazilian named Elissama de Oliveira Menezes is attached to the anchor chain of a massive cargo ship here in Sao Luis, at the mouth of the Amazon. She’s a small girl anyway, but next to the 175 meter ‘Clipper...

Dramatic "Pig Iron" Blockade Puts Spotlight on Brazilian President

Press release | 14 May, 2012 at 12:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 14, 2012 - Greenpeace activists today prevented a shipment of 'pig iron' bound for the USA from leaving the Amazon, after the environmental group released new evidence that the commodity is linked to slavery and rainforest...

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | 11 May, 2012 at 17:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron (a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

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...

Rainbow Warrior in Belem, Brazil

Video | 10 May, 2012 at 15:15

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, 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 since.

Boat weekend in Belem city

Image gallery | 10 May, 2012

Projection At The Brazilian National Congress

Image | 10 May, 2012 at 11:50

Greenpeace activists project a laser message protesting against the New Forest Code onto the Brazilian National Congress. President Dilma has the power to veto before it becomes the law. The changes to the Forest Code severely weaken the Amazon...

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...

Rainbow Warrior in Brazil

Image gallery | 7 May, 2012

Does Greenpeace still need its ships?

Blog entry by James Turner | 5 May, 2012 4 comments

There's no point denying it: life on a Greenpeace ship is fun. Adventure, exotic places, a sense of shared purpose amongst an international crew - all these things combine to make the experience of sailing with the world's most famous...

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...

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | 26 April, 2012 at 15:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 13:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

We took it direct to their offices

Blog entry by Leila Deen | 18 April, 2012

Today we took the ‘How Clean is your Cloud’ challenge directly to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, the three companies which need to switch from dirty coal to clean, renewable power. This challenge follows yesterday’s launch of our...

Belo Monte Dam Project

Image gallery | 16 April, 2012

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...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 10 April, 2012 4 comments

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior served as center stage on wednesday for a flotilla assembly deep in the Amazon. Boats travelled, some for more than a day, to join the assembly and give testimonials of the destruction threatening...

Amazon: Not for Sale

Image gallery | 5 April, 2012

Amazon floating general assembly

Image gallery | 4 April, 2012

What world will I face on my 70th birthday?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

I turned 34 last week. On my birthday I happened to be attending the Planet Under Pressure science conference in London . So there I was, with about 3000 others, listening to world’s leading earth system scientists and trying to...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 17:31

Porto do Moz, Brazil, 4 April 2012 - Greenpeace today joined 300 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in a floating general assembly on the Jaraucu River to demand an end to forest destruction in the Verde Para Sempre Extractive Reserve (1).

Illegal Farm in the Amazon: Not For Sale

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The "Not for Sale" sign...

Santarem logging shipment timelapse

Video | 2 April, 2012 at 17:37

Have a look at just how much timber came out of the Amazon and onto a ship for export in just 14 hours.

Amazon Illegal Logging Caught in the Act

Video | 2 April, 2012 at 17:25

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, Para State.

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,...

BR-163: Paving the way for Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 31 March, 2012

Cutting through the Brazilian Amazon from north to south over a vast distance of 1700 km is a highway called BR 163.  Once a cratered dirt road, impassable in the rainy season, the highway was built in the 1970's together with other...

Captain's Blog: The Warrior sets sails on the Amazon

Blog entry by Pete Willcox, Captain of the Rainbow Warrior | 30 March, 2012 33 comments

It's 10.30 at night. I am fighting a cold, and feel like a hammered horseshoe. I look out from behind my curtain and say, "Give it a rest". Angelo, our third mate quickly retreats. This is the Italian Stallion's first trip with...

Calls from the Forest to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 29 March, 2012 5 comments

After two days of travel through the Amazon, the Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Santarem. Just a few days ago, we called on you to join Brazilians, as they demand a Zero Deforestation law to Save the Amazon. Today, we are in...

Greenpeace Statement To JBS Customers

Background | 28 March, 2012 at 23:17

Greenpeace during a series of private meetings this month urged companies to stop buying beef or leather from JBS Brazil.

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...

Thank you

Background | 18 March, 2012 at 9:54

Brazilians demand President Dilma protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 7 March, 2012 9 comments

The Forest Code is in danger, and with its future lies the fate of the Brazilian Amazon. Today, after another delay to the vote on the new law, thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in Brasilia , demanding Dilma veto the new law . ...

Paulo Adario Named United Nations Forest Hero

Image | 17 February, 2012 at 17:14

Greenpeace Brazil’s Amazon Campaign Director Paulo Adario addresses the Forest Hero ceremony at the United Nations in New York. Adario was presented the award as a celebration of his work in defense of the Amazon Rainforest.

UN awards “Forest Hero” Prize to Greenpeace Campaign Director Paulo Adario

Press release | 9 February, 2012 at 2:30

New York, February 8, 2012 – The United Nations will honour Greenpeace Brazil’s Amazon Campaign Director Paulo Adario as a “Forest Hero” at a ceremony in New York on February 9th, in celebration of his work in defense of the Amazon Rainforest.

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...

Paulo Adario United Nations Forest Hero

Image gallery | 9 February, 2012

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...

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