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Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 25, 2011

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. A Greenpeace activist...

Deniers exposed. Confirmed again: climate change is real.

Blog entry by Anna K | October 24, 2011

In an amusing turn of events today, a scientific study funded largely by climate skeptics has shown that the established scientific consensus on climate change is, in fact, correct. It comes as no surprise to Greenpeace that the...

Occupy the world

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | October 21, 2011

At the weekend my twitter feed was alive with news of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in my adopted city of Amsterdam, taking a stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is a...

Arts, crafts, colour and people say no to the BRAI bill on World Food day in Delhi

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | October 20, 2011

The street play spread awareness about the ill-affects of genetically modified food on World Food in Delhi. © Greenpeace/Anshuman Akash “Khidki ke peeche kya hai, Khidki ke aage kya hai: Mon-san-to!” These were...

Barred from Indonesia for working in support of president’s efforts to stop deforestation

Blog entry by John Sauven | October 18, 2011

I’ve been working with Greenpeace for more than 20 years and until now I had never been deported from any country. Until last week, that is, when I tried to enter Indonesia to spend time with our staff in Jakarta in support of their...

The environment’s superhero returns

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 16, 2011

While growing up all of us were fascinated by superheroes. We had our favourites too. There was Spiderman shooting webs from his wrist, Batman driving around dark streets in a high-tech fuel guzzling car and Superman taking short...

A new Rainbow Warrior sets sail

Feature story | October 14, 2011 at 18:30

The Earth has a new champion. In Bremerhaven, Germany, we’ve held the naming ceremony for the world’s first purpose-built, crowd-bought, eco-sleek sailing vessel, the new Rainbow Warrior.

“These are not good times for an orangutan.”

Blog entry by Pooja Tanna | October 10, 2011

I belong to the rainforests in Indonesia but circumstances forced me to come down to the concrete jungle of Mumbai in India. I am an orangutan, which means ‘person of the forest’ in Malay! Everything was fine, till some humans started...

Rena oil spill an unfortunate lesson

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 7, 2011

The Container ship Rena inexplicably crashed into the Astrolabe Reef, about seven kilometres north of Motiti Island, near Tauranga early on Wednesday. It is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, some of which has already started to...

“We are people already sold” say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf | October 7, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Success: Barbie and Mattel drop deforestation!

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | October 5, 2011

We all know that break ups are hard. Especially when they involve secrets – like the shameful secret that broke up Barbie and Ken back in June: she had destroyed rainforest in her toy packaging. Her manufacturer, Mattel, was using...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | October 5, 2011

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

No one dead

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 4, 2011

“No one dead.37 with physical injuries.2 workers with radiation burns.” – 2nd June, IAEA. As soon as the ongoing tragedy at Fukushima started, so started the coverage, unlike Chernobyl, where for days no one knew what happened. The...

Supporting Greenpeace, supporting the planet

Blog entry by Nikita Crasta | October 3, 2011

Nikita Crasta Most of us are so busy living our daily lives, meeting daily challenges that we don’t have the time or the inclination to pay heed to our environment and its resources. When you come across someone who’s doing it...

Rise of the Orangutans

Feature story | September 24, 2011 at 15:33

“Is your brand linked to rainforest destruction?” That was the uncomfortable question posed to delegates at GLOBOIL 2011, the international conference on vegetable oil and oilseeds at Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai on September 24. The fact that it...

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