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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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Moving the Planet actions from Canada to Nepal

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 26 September, 2011 4 comments

More than 300 activists formed a giant wind turbine in Paris on Saturday, to demand clean, safe energy from the country's leaders. The demonstration near the Eiffel Tower was part of a global day of action on climate change organized...

Airship over Portland Generating Station

Image | 15 August, 2011 at 12:43

The Greenpeace airship A.E. Bates flies over the Portland Generating Station in Portland. The airship bears a message reading “If You Can Read This, You Are Breathing Coal Pollution.” The Portland Generating Station is the fifth highest emitter...

Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 July, 2011 5 comments

The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to...

Raising the masts on the Rainbow Warrior III

Blog entry by Oscar Soria | 11 July, 2011

It was a thrilling weekend in Fassmer shipyard, near Bremen in Germany, where many of us watched a revolutionary mast design being installed on the new Rainbow Warrior. It’s not only a key milestone in the Greenpeace flagship’s...

The Rainbow Warrior III is afloat

Blog entry by Rien Achtenberg | 5 July, 2011 30 comments

A handful of us left Greenpeace International's office in Amsterdam on Monday morning, on a special trip to Bremen to see our new, much awaited Rainbow Warrior III enter the water for the first time. After being under planning and...

Jedi, we need your help. There has been a disturbance in the Force.

Blog entry by JamesS - Greenpeace UK | 1 July, 2011 18 comments

Last night – at approximately 18:30 – our communications equipment took a direct hit . After providing nearly 2 million transmissions of our latest Rebellion underground message “VW: The Dark Side”, our YouTube films and channel were...

Dr. Willie Soon: a Career Fueled by Koch, Big Oil and Coal

Blog entry by Kert Davies | 29 June, 2011 2 comments

When US climate denier and astrophysicist Dr Willie Soon wrote a controversial paper in 2003 that attempted to challenge the historical temperature records, we all raised eyebrows at revelations that the American Petroleum Institute...

Join the rebellion and turn VW away from the dark side

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 28 June, 2011 27 comments

UPDATE (1 July 2011):   As you can see below, the video has been deleted due to a copyright claim. But don't worry, friends of the rebelion are uploading throughout the internet.  >>>  You can find a copy of the video here  <<<  ...

Our cards are on the table

Blog entry by Mads Christensen | 5 June, 2011 22 comments

Sometimes talk is not enough. Sometimes people need to stand up and act. The oil industry has throughout history shown a lack of respect for people and the environment. Now here in the frozen north they are doing it again. Cairn...

One year to Rio+20 - is there hope?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 4 June, 2011 4 comments

19 years ago more heads of states than ever came together in Rio de Janeiro for what was termed the Earth Summit . They agreed on a few sensible things, such as that "the right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet...

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