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Greenpeace activists paint two gigantic cracks on the 32 year old nuclear reactor dome at Borssele, Netherlands. The Dutch government wants to keep the plant, one of the world's oldest, open beyond 2013, despite inherent safety and security risks.

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Climate change is a priority issue for us here at Greenpeace.  Disruptions to ecosystems will likely harm everything from minke whales to coral reefs to polar bears. Whole forests will be lost, and hundreds of thousands of species will become extinct. Climate change will bring devastation to people and communities, especially some of the world's poorest.

Certainly, a big part of our job is bringing home to people everywherethe realities of climate change and the struggle against it.  To name names, protest corporations, shame governments - while helping make climate change solutions a reality.

Our expeditions document the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems. Our professional negotiators, scientists and policy expertsattend world climate conferences and persuade decision makers to take action.  Our volunteers and cyberactivists keep up the pressure on lawmakers and corporations.  Our activists put their safety and freedom on the line for even the smallest chance to change the world.

Luckily enough, Greenpeace is itself only part of a much larger movement towards positive energy policy.  We are fortunate to work with and beside many other environmental organisations, as well as many companies, governments and individuals who share our dedication, optimism and belief that there is a solution for every problem.

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Leaders or Laggards - that is the question in Brussels today

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 18 May, 2011 3 comments

I am locked in by my own colleagues . And I like it. There were three bangs - and since then, there has been silence at the big Business Europe conference: Europe in the World: Leading or Lagging. No one is getting in. Unless they...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Unfriend Coal Around the World, Creatively

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 29 April, 2011 4 comments

The Facebook: Unfriend Coal campaign, much like the company at the center of it, has quickly spread across the globe. Perhaps this is because so many young people, early adopters of the platform and avid social networkers, also care...

Choosing safe energy

Blog entry by JulietteH | 27 April, 2011 12 comments

We do not need nuclear energy, coal, or oil to power a modern society. We can actually lead happy, fulfilling lives, in which we don’t ever need to worry about nuclear disasters, the price of gas or climate change. We can switch to...

Does Greenpeace Hate the Internet?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 27 April, 2011 2 comments

No, obviously we do not. But that was an assumption made last week by some bloggers who covered our report, How Dirty Is Your Data? , which called out a number of top cloud computing companies that have fast-growing electricity needs...

Facebook's First Data Center Has Bad Energy

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 16 April, 2011 10 comments

Photo Credit: Alan Brandt The switch has been flipped on Facebook’s first owned and operated data center.  As of today, Prineville, Oregon, is home to millions of Facebook status updates, photos and videos. All that data is stored...

Greenpeace supporters set world record for most Facebook comments

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 14 April, 2011 5 comments

We just set a world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post in one day! Our supporters posted no less than 80,000 comments in at least eleven languages on our Facebook Unfriend Coal page in the past 24 hours. ...

Facebook World Record Attempt Begins NOW

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 13 April, 2011 9 comments

Right now a Guinness World Record attempt is underway, and you too can make your mark on history. For the next 24 hours , the Facebook ‘Unfriend Coal’ Campaign is taking aim at the record for most Facebook comments within a 24...

Call for further evacuation around Fukushima

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 11 April, 2011 12 comments

Our field radiation monitoring teams have wrapped up a second round of data collection outside of the exclusion zone that surrounds the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex: one investigating health threats and testing food and milk...

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