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Slaughterhouses and Roads in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:11

This map shows how the main roads which opened up in the1970s link with extensive networks of unofficial roads (not shown on official charts) has led to cattle ranching expanding into remote areas, hundreds of kilometres from slaughterhouses.

Brazil's cattle herd

Image | 29 January, 2009 at 16:05

Between 1990 and 2003, Brazil’s cattle herd more than doubled from 26.6 million to 64 million head of cattle.

Catching tuna Maldivian style

Video | 29 January, 2009 at 15:40

Globally, tuna stocks are heavily over fished. But the fishermen in the Maldives - catching their skipjack by pole and line - are giving their skipjack tuna a brighter future.

Nuclear News: US nuclear workers afraid to speak out over safety issues

Blog entry by Justin | 29 January, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Forbes: NRC: Pa. nuclear plant workers fear retaliation ‘Some workers at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant are afraid to raise safety issues because they fear retaliation, federal...

Trash man in Moscow

Image | 29 January, 2009 at 13:00

29 January - Russian Federation. In an action against incineration, the recycling bin calls for zero waste! Read more in Russian . ©Greenpeace/В. Кантор

Wind - directly to the consumer

Image | 29 January, 2009 at 12:30

While it might seem less evident for wind than solar, local production of power with wind turbines is also possible. Here, a winery in Australia is powered by a single wind turbine - in fact, it produces 200% of their needs.

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 9:08

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

Original vegetation in the state of Mato Grosso. 185, 587km² (an area twice the size of Hungary) of the once lush rainforest in the state of Mato Grosso has so far been destroyed, primarily because of cattle expansion.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

This map shows the extent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Nuclear News: UK nuclear plant 'quake ban' lifted

Blog entry by Justin | 28 January, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: BBC News: Nuclear plant 'quake ban' lifted ‘An outright ban on locating new nuclear power stations in areas of the UK which are susceptible to earthquakes has been lifted by the...

Greenpeace condemns Iceland's new whaling quota as a "shameless stunt"

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 14:09

If the new interim Icelandic government allows the new whaling quota introduced by the outgoing Fisheries Minister to stand, it will mean dire consequences for legitimate trade and tourism that is needed to help Iceland's economy. Whaling...

US, Swiss companies win ‘world's worst’ award at Davos

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 0:00

Today, on the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, US gold mining giant Newmont Mining and Swiss utility Bernische Kraftwerke (BKW) won the Bern Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland’s fifth Public Eye Awards for blatantly...

Ensuring the insuring

Blog entry by Justin | 27 January, 2009

Did you know you can't insure nuclear reactors and their decommissioning processes? The commercial insurance companies just won't touch them. The costs of cleaning up a major nuclear accident are so huge they would bankrupt any company...

Nuclear News for January 27th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 27 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: International Herald Tribune: Siemens pulls out of nuclear venture with Areva ‘Siemens, the German engineering company, withdrew late Monday from a joint venture...

Save the Planet: NOW stops in Belém

Blog entry by Jess | 27 January, 2009

The Arctic Sunrise arrived in Belém, Brazil as part of the Save the Planet: NOW about a week ago. Our first open boat was a success despite the heavy rain during some parts of Sunday: more than 2,500 supporters visited the ship during...

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