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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...

Brinjals take over the roads in Goa

Blog entry by Boboton Singh | September 23, 2011

On Monday, September 5th, the Osia-Multiplex in Goa saw a lot of brinjals walking around the place. Greenpeace activists in Goa dressed up as brinjals and spoke to people about the dangers of genetically modified food. The idea was...

Politics of clarity: post Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 22, 2011

Two days ago, Peter Löscher, Chief Executive of Siemens said in an interview to Spiegel magazine that the chapter for nuclear technology is officially shut for Siemens. He said that their answer was a result of ‘the clear positioning...

Sailing, satellites and sadness

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | September 20, 2011

Four decades ago, around the same time that Greenpeace was founded, scientists began studying the Arctic sea ice from satellites. At that time, the greatest threat to humanity was the development and use of nuclear weapons. Now we...

Deni celebrate their forest homeland in the Brazilian Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, Greenpeace Brazil | September 19, 2011

September 11, 2001 was not only a day of major tragedy in the US, which changed the world we are living in, it was also a day of hope for the Deni. The Deni are an indigenous group living in semi-isolation in a very remote part of the...

Sea ice: melting, melting...

Blog entry by JulietteH | September 19, 2011

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in the US has announced that Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum. It is, as we guessed last week, the second lowest extent in recorded history, just behind the all-time record from 2007.

Greenpeace India: A decade with the Earth

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | September 17, 2011

We are ten! This is the simplest way of saying it. A decade of existence makes it sound a bit grand and a little old. But ten is not old, it’s young and lively. When you are talking about Greenpeace, no matter what age you put it will...

The journey to the World’s Biggest Baingan Bharta: A public movement

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | September 16, 2011

On September 6, Greenpeace along with citizens for a GM free India prepared the World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta. The whole exercise was fun and saw an audience of around 200 people which included farmer leaders like Yudhvir...

40 years of Inspiring Action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 15, 2011

Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better...

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