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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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Climate change is threatening coral reefs

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Climate change is threatening coral reefs worldwide.

Part of the Bijagos Archipelago threatened

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Part of the Bijagos Archipelago threatened by the plan for a polluting ship breakling yard.

John Passacantando

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John Passacantando, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Look closer and you will see that US tax

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Look closer and you will see that US tax dollars are helping to fund climate change.

The vanishing Pasterze glacier

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The Pasterze glacier, is currently losing 5 metres in height and 20 metres in length every year. Scientists from the World Glacier Monitoring Service predict that 95 percent of Alpine glaciers could vanish over the next 100 years due to global...

The Qori Kalis is disappearing at an alarming rate

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The Qori Kalis is disappearing at an alarming rate: between 1998 and 2001 it retreated an average of 155 metres per year - an alarming 32 times faster than the average annual retreat from 1963 to 1978.

Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong

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Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong Bush and Australia's inaction on climate change.

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high

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Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high fat content.

What's Esso afraid of?

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What's Esso afraid of?

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