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

Blog entry by Kert Davies | June 29, 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 | June 28, 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 | June 5, 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 | June 4, 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...

How to quit coal - in 30 seconds!

Blog entry by Dietlind | May 26, 2011 1 comment

This great 30 second video just in from our US office. Help us in our campaign to quit coal by watching and then sharing it with your friends. The more views it gets in its first 24 hours, the more likely the video is to...

G8 Climate and Energy Action Checklist 2011

Publication | May 25, 2011 at 11:20

G8 leaders have a unique opportunity to drive a renewable energy revolution and prevent catastrophic climate change. To be considered a success, the G8 must meet the demands in the Greenpeace G8 Checklist.

Leaders or Laggards - that is the question in Brussels today

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | May 18, 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 | May 12, 2011 26 comments

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

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | May 9, 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 | April 29, 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...

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