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Patagonia: Extreme climbing without PFCs

Blog entry by David Bacci | 15 January, 2016 1 comment

When I proposed to Greenpeace to attempt one of the most difficult climbing routes in Patagonia – a land famed for its bad weather – using PFC-free clothing, I had my doubts. Would these products work just as well as clothing with...

Greenpeace International welcomes appointment of co-Executive Directors

Press release | 15 January, 2016 at 10:45

Amsterdam, 15 January 2016 - Following an extensive search Greenpeace International is pleased to announce that it is appointing co-Executive Directors to lead the organisation. Jennifer Morgan, currently the Global Director of the climate...

Greenpeace International announces new Executive Directors

Feature story | 15 January, 2016 at 10:45

Greenpeace International has today named not only its first female International Executive Director, but two. Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid will take up the reins in an innovative joint leadership role on 4 April 2016.

Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

Blog entry by Estefanía Gonzalez | 13 January, 2016

There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the...

7 wondrous facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 12 January, 2016

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest: there’s no other place like it on the planet. As one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests, some of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth are found here. It is also...

This is Why Europe Must Provide #Safepassage

Video | 12 January, 2016 at 12:45

Dreaming of safety from war and persecution, thousands of refugees continue to risk the dangerous Aegean Sea crossing to Greece. This is why Europe must provide #safepassage.

We did it! Victory for China's giant pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 12 January, 2016

2016 has kicked off with great news for pandas. Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic giant pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. 'Loggers in...

MSF and Greenpeace Rescue Operations in the Aegean Sea

Video | 11 January, 2016 at 12:00

Combined sea rescue operations continue between Médecins Sans Frontières and Greenpeace off the coast of Greece.

Time to tear down the walls

Blog entry by Anne Jensen | 8 January, 2016 3 comments

It’s early morning, cloudy with a light breeze and we are on standby as a rescue team for any approaching refugee boats that might get into trouble. And then … we get the call! A boat has been spotted in a position east of ours.

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean.

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 8 January, 2016 4 comments

We are turning our oceans into plastic soup. It’s been estimated recently that about EIGHT MILLION TONNES of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Plastic can be amazing. But when it’s reduced to disposable, throwaway...

As California's gas leak rages on, a state of emergency is declared

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | 7 January, 2016 2 comments

In a sunny suburb of Los Angeles, California, an invisible menace rages. A massive natural gas leak is venting 50 tons of natural gas per hour into the atmosphere, making it the largest gas leak ever recorded. First detected on...

Peace and #safepassage for refugees in 2016

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 1 January, 2016 10 comments

A short distance outside the village of Molyvos on the Greek Island of Lesbos there is a rubbish dump of life jackets, discarded now but forever witness to the hope and suffering of those who fled war, poverty and oppression this year.

Peace Sign in Lesbos

Video | 1 January, 2016 at 12:32

A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF)-Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

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