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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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Greenpeace matriarch "walked in light"

Blog entry by Barbara Stowe | 16 January, 2014 2 comments

Marie Bohlen, a consummate artist known for her nature illustrations and a founding matriarch of Greenpeace, died January 5th at age 89, passing away peacefully at her home in Courtenay, British Columbia. Besides a distinguished...

The value of ancient forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 December, 2013

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

Climate change and conflict: a controversy and a call to action

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 12 September, 2013 3 comments

What did increased domestic violence in India and Australia, a spike in assaults and murders in the US, ethnic violence in Europe and land invasions in Brazil have in common? According to new research , published last month,...

Deep sea oil and gas drilling: not in New Zealand, not anywhere

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 4 September, 2013 5 comments

Like the Arctic, the deep waters off the coast of New Zealand are under threat as oil and gas companies feverishly line up to start exploratory drilling operations in search of climate-destroying carbon fuel deposits. In a new oil...

How air pollution concerns stopped a China coal power project

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 14 August, 2013 2 comments

In Europe or the US, a huge 2,000-megawatt coal power project next to a megacity of 10 million would top the list of polluting power plant proposals and attract intense scrutiny. In China, which has continued to add an equivalent...

Staying silent would be the real crime

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 August, 2013

I've sat in international courtrooms to report on crimes against humanity during wars in Africa or the Balkans, environmental degradation and conflict in South America or armed aggression between Russia and Georgia. I've also reported...

From cold to hot – there's something in the air

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 July, 2013 2 comments

Yes, it's hot both here in Europe and the US, making it easy to forget we were shivering in record cold in March as bouts of northern hemisphere extreme weather continues to fuel concern about climate change and the human cost of it.

Obama lays down the climate challenge for future energy projects

Blog entry by Phil Radford | 25 June, 2013 3 comments

Today, in his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama challenged us to answer the essential question for every future energy policy decision we face -- what will the net climate impact be if this project goes forward? It...

For our future, today can’t be Obama's final #ActOnClimate

Blog entry by Phil Radford | 25 June, 2013 1 comment

This afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama plans to announce a series of "steady, responsible steps" to tackle climate change. It appears that the President will finally begin to make good on his climate promises, but...

Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 19 June, 2013 1 comment

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

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