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Protests and direct actions

Carbon dioxide, the most significant global warming gas, is odourless, invisible, and an easy thing to ignore as our world heats up to dangerous levels. At Greenpeace, it's part of our job to make the invisible impossible to ignore. Often this means going to the source of the problem - hanging a banner on a coal plant's giant smokestack, for example. Other times, it means reminding decision makers they have a higher responsibility than the corporate bottom line.

(See our Take Action page for how you can help.)

Always we are guided by the principles of non-violence, and our activists have the best possible gear and safety training. We also aren't above using a little humour to get our point across. But as you read about our protests and direct actions, keep in mind that they all depended on individuals, usually just regular people, who made a personal choice to help save their world - even if it meant dressing up like a polar bear!

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Dioxin Elimination - A Global Imperative

Publication | 8 March, 2000 at 0:00

The Real Face of the Kangaroo

Publication | 1 March, 2000 at 0:00

After the major cyanide spill which killed virtually all life in Hungary's second largest river, the Tisza, Greenpeace sent an international crew to the place oforigin of the spill in Romania to witness and document the situation through...

Unseen Poisins in Asia - a review of persistent organic pollutant levels in South and...

Publication | 1 March, 2000 at 0:00

This report draws together published scientific literature on levels of POPs in theenvironment and in animals and humans of Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Crew painting the Rainbow Warrior.

Image | 25 February, 2000 at 1:00

Crew painting the Rainbow Warrior.

King penguins colony

Image | 25 February, 2000 at 1:00

King penguins colony, Heard Island, Australia, Indian Ocean

Greenpeace corn action during the International

Image | 24 January, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace corn action during the International Biosafety Protocol.

Greenpeace protest at International Biosafety

Image | 22 January, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest at International Biosafety Protocol negotiations.

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