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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.

If you would like to be a part of this global movement, and like how wework, please choose to volunteer, sign up as a cyberactivst, and/orsupport us financially. For more ways to help see the Take Action page.

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Choosing safe energy

Blog entry by JulietteH | April 27, 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 | April 27, 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 | April 16, 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 | April 14, 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 | April 13, 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 | April 11, 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...

Unfriend Coal comes to Facebook Dublin office

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | April 9, 2011 3 comments

Facebook’s largest office outside the US is in Dublin, Ireland. It's the headquarters of the company's international operations. Facebook’s choice of dirty coal for powering its operations is an issue the company cannot continue to...

Facebook Unfriend Coal Ad Goes Global

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | April 7, 2011

One week ago we launched a 30-second television ad directed at Facebook in another attempt to push the company to end its dirty energy use. The Earth Day deadline is only a couple of weeks away, and hundreds of thousands of people...

Facebook Should Announce Clean Energy Plan

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | April 5, 2011 5 comments

Facebook is rounding up the press for an announcement at its headquarters on Thursday. Vague on the details, the company has invited much speculation about what’s to come. The invitation offers “a behind-the-scenes look at the...

Microsoft & Google Share Stage to Talk Energy

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | March 14, 2011

Last week at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Microsoft’s Top Environmental Strategist and Google’s Green Energy Czar went head-to-head in front of a live audience. The topic: cloud computing and energy. The IT sector...

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