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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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Month in Pictures - November 2011

Slideshow | November 29, 2011

Airship over Portland Generating Station

Image | August 15, 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...

Beautiful Arctic

Slideshow | March 1, 2011

In photos: acting to save the climate

Slideshow | October 6, 2010

Chevron takes legal action to bring down the pod

Image | September 24, 2010 at 21:38

US energy giant Chevron has sought a court order to shut down a peaceful Greenpeace protest against deep water drilling. Read more in our press release and background story . Read the latest article in the Guardian about the court order .

Survival Pod

Image | September 22, 2010 at 15:22

Greenpeace campaigners who yesterday stopped the Chevron's Stena Carron oil platform from leaving Scotland to drill a deep water well have attached a purpose-built reinforced "survival pod" to its huge anchor chain and say they now have the means...

The oil spill at the World Energy Congress

Image | September 12, 2010 at 20:00

About 60 Greenpeace activists in oil-covered bathing suits staged a “Black Tide Beach Party” today to tell participants at the World Energy Congress (WEC) in Montreal that there is an urgent need for the world to move beyond dirty, risky oil.

Extinguishing Steppe Forest Fire in Russia

Slideshow | September 10, 2010

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