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Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | March 15, 2013 at 20:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | November 28, 2011 at 6:50

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Mine workers attack peaceful Greenpeace protest

Feature story | November 25, 2008 at 0:00

Peaceful protesters from the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station were attacked by mine workers when they entered the vast Jóźwin IIB open pit mine. As the activists prepared to paint a huge "Stop" sign next to a giant excavator they were assaulted...

An open letter to Barack Obama

Feature story | December 16, 2009 at 19:14

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

Greenpeace occupies proposed Philippine coal station site (Updated)

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 1:28

Following the recent Target Climate tour of New Zealand Greenpeace activists from various countries along with crew from the Rainbow Warrior, and members of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) have established a "climate defenders...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | September 3, 2010 at 1:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

Billions up in smoke

Feature story | May 21, 2009 at 6:09

Greenpeace beamed messages such as "Billions up in smoke" and "Time to Evolve" onto a cooling tower at Loy Yang A Power Station in Victoria's La Trobe Valley.

Can Statoil wash its hands of the Tar Sands?

Feature story | May 14, 2009 at 0:00

The largest industrial project in the world. The largest capital investment in history. The world’s second largest oil field. The Canadian Tar Sands show just how desperate the oil industry is to feed its carbon habit. Now, thanks to a Greenpeace...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | April 13, 2009 at 0:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

No climate bail-out from European Summit

Feature story | March 22, 2009 at 21:02

EU governments may feel that they are world leaders on climate change, but they lag far behind the science and the growing world movement of people demanding serious action. European heads of state agreed to raise money for developing countries...

Obama and Lula need to bail out the Amazon

Feature story | March 15, 2009 at 20:57

Today President Obama will be meeting President Lula of Brazil for the first time and saving the economy will be at the top of their agenda. But they need to add a new item: Saving the Earth. Twenty percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 0:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we 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...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | February 12, 2009 at 23:53

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...

The road to Copenhagen

Feature story | November 26, 2008 at 0:00

Vital UN climate talks are taking place in Poznan, Poland, from 1-12 December 2008. A lot hangs on these talks. The world needs action, not just a load of hot air! The world now has just one year to agree on a way to stop the global...

Activists urge Italy to quit coal

Feature story | October 16, 2008 at 0:00

Activists from our ship the Arctic Sunrise have been putting coal in the hot seat from both land and sea in Italy. Five of them scaled a 150 metre crane at the new coal-fired power plant Civitavecchia, near Rome to drop a banner highlighting the...

Rainbow Warrior raises a reaction for the climate in Israel

Feature story | September 10, 2008 at 0:00

The Israeli police, supported by the navy, arrested the captain of the Rainbow Warrior - together with 14 Greenpeace activists, the photographer and the videographer - for passing on the message to "Quit Coal". Activists had been painting the...

Greenpeace activists in the dock: Experts take ‘the stand’ on climate change

Feature story | September 7, 2008 at 0:00

As expert witnesses go, they don’t come any better than Professor James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. On Wednesday, he was called to give evidence before a UK...

The Swanbank B occupation

Feature story | July 14, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Australia have occupied one of Queensland's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power stations for two days and 33 hours. The activists left behind a message for government leaders, painted on the side of a smoke stack – "Go...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Feature story | May 1, 2010 at 0:00

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory, 50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government’s mining plans.

Exposing the dirty money behind fake climate science

Feature story | March 31, 2010 at 4:18

Billionaire tycoon David Koch likes to joke that Koch Industries is, “The biggest company you’ve never heard of”. But the nearly US$50 million that he and his brother Charles quietly funneled to front groups which deny that climate change is a...

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | February 21, 2010 at 19:51

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while polticians flee climate crime scene

Feature story | December 20, 2009 at 20:21

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to our crashing of the Head of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit, while the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to...

Carbon in exile: the melting of Siberia

Feature story | November 30, 2009 at 0:00

If you live in a developed country, you’re pretty well insulated from climate change. Shifts in weather patterns, heavier rainfall, gradually rising sea levels and temperature increases – at the moment western society absorbs these changes...

Returning Climate Crimes to Fonterra's front door

Feature story | November 24, 2009 at 1:47

In the latest in a series of actions targeting Fonterra Climate Crimes today a human chain formed outside the Fonterra Corporate HQ in Auckland and piled sacks labelled ‘Fonterra palm kernel’ and ‘Fonterra coal’ outside at the front door.

Stopping Fonterra's climate crimes

Feature story | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms.

Greenpeace report finds CCS is unproven, risky and expensive

Feature story | May 7, 2008 at 6:24

As the seventh annual Carbon Capture & Sequestration conference gets underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Greenpeace has launched 'False Hope' - a report critically examining the status and promise of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | July 13, 2009 at 3:01

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.

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | July 8, 2009 at 0:00

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.

Swimming towards a coal ship

Feature story | June 22, 2009 at 0:00

After a 19 hour stand-off the climbing team on the mast of the E.on coal ship have been served an injunction and are now coming down.

100 days to save the climate

Feature story | August 29, 2009 at 0:00

There are 100 days remaining until the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, where urgent action is needed by world leaders in order to save our climate.

Generation C

Feature story | December 6, 2007 at 1:21

According to conventional wisdom (oh all right the tabloid press to be more precise) all teenagers ever think about are themselves. So it may come as a surprise that a global survey of almost 50,000 teens released today reveals that they have...

Vital UN climate negotiations start in Bali

Feature story | December 2, 2007 at 20:38

It’s said that a week is a long time in politics. The burning question is whether two weeks is long enough for governments to finally wake up, smell the carbon and confront the biggest problem facing the world. Yes, says Greenpeace. Absolutely.

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | July 27, 2007 at 4:43

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

G8 on climate change

Feature story | June 7, 2007 at 0:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

Himalayan glacial melt

Feature story | June 6, 2007 at 0:11

Glaciers in the Himalayas provide the water source for one-sixth of humanity. Now that water source is threatened by climate change. As the temperature rises, these reservoirs of ice disappear. Guanli Wang, a journalist with China S&T, reports...

Weather of Mass Destruction

Feature story | April 19, 2007 at 0:35

WMD are a constant topic on the agenda of the United Nations, but now the Security Council members will have to ask, "Which W is it: weather or weapons?"

Brussels climate change meeting

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 22:42

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assembles in Brussels this week. On Friday they will deliver their latest assessment on the potential impacts of climate change. While the picture they paint will likely be a dire one, there are...

Huntly a climate killer

Feature story | February 26, 2007 at 0:00

At the break of dawn this morning the Greenpeace climate rescue team took action against one of the biggest climate polluters in New Zealand - the Huntly coal-fired power station. Greenpeace activists entered the Huntly site at dawn and are now...

Marsden B update - DOC Hearing set for 30-31 January

Feature story | January 10, 2007 at 0:00

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has set its hearing date to hear submissions on Mighty River's plans to put a dirty-great coal conveyor belt across conservation land.

Winning on climate change - tipping the scales

Feature story | September 14, 2005 at 0:00

Burning fossil fuels like petrol, coal and gas produces greenhouse gases which, cause global warming which, in turn, leads to climate change. This is the concensus of the global scientific community.

Climate change is real

Feature story | April 27, 2006 at 0:00

In his recent article 'The Greenhouse delusion' (Dom 24/4/06), Vincent Gray questioned the science of climate change. He declares that New Zealand has been treated to propaganda that increasing greenhouse gases are harming the climate.

Climate Rescue comes to Cancun

Feature story | November 29, 2010 at 22:56

As governments begin another round of international climate change negotiations today, this time in Cancun, Mexico, we could all do with a lesson from the history of the indigenous Mayan people.

Greenpeace confronts reckless oil exploration

Feature story | August 15, 2010 at 12:11

Greenpeace is sending two ships to the frontiers of the world's oil problem. The Esperanza, currently off shore from the United Kingdom will be confronting the kind of reckless oil exploration that keeps wrecking our environment. In the Gulf of...

Oil spill in China worsens

Feature story | July 22, 2010 at 5:25

We continue to keep a close watch on the development of the oil spill in Dalian, China, which has already cost the life of a firemen and continues to grow, posing an increasingly severe threat to the area’s coastal ecosystem.

Greenpeace – Yes Men spoof newspaper declares climate deal

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:28

Readers of a free copy of the International Herald Tribune in Brussels today may have done a double take when they saw headlines like “Markets Soar on News of Copenhagen Climate Deal” and “Atmosphere Named World Heritage Site.” That’s because the...

Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

Feature story | June 19, 2009 at 0:19

As another round of climate talks limps to a close in Bonn, Germany, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen this December draws closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress (or otherwise) that’s been made so far…

Antarctic ice-bridge snaps, as Obama offers a chance for climate action

Feature story | April 5, 2009 at 22:53

Patience for world leaders talking about tackling climate change is wearing thin. Just as US President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands in Prague on Sunday, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner urging him to "lead the change on...

Climate meeting in Bonn: leaders wanted

Feature story | March 30, 2009 at 1:57

Bonn, Germany — When the future of the world is at stake, the last thing you need is a politician. You need a real leader. And that's our challenge to governments attending the first round of international climate talks in Bonn.

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists block easy way out for EU money men on climate change

Feature story | March 11, 2009 at 0:00

Three hundred and forty Greenpeace activists were arrested as they took their demand to "Bail out the Planet" to European Union finance ministers in Brussels.

India's light bulb phase out: setting a smart example

Feature story | February 25, 2009 at 23:42

How many light bulbs can 1 billion people change? About 400 million wasteful incandescent bulbs, in India’s case. Today, India has put in place a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, making way for a cleaner energy future.

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