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Ageing nuclear reactors – risky stumbling block for Europe's energy transition

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | March 5, 2014 14 comments

Why the 'right to decide on the national energy mix' doesn't help national mix issues in reality, or why European leaders should support ambitious and binding EU wide and national targets for renewables and efficiency. Too...

Greenpeace “thanks” P&G for forest destruction as protest takes place at company’s HQ

Press release | March 4, 2014 at 22:46

Cincinnati, 4 March 2014 – Greenpeace released a spoof video of Procter & Gamble’s 'Thank You Mom' advertisement showing how deforestation for palm oil is orphaning orangutans in Indonesia. Greenpeace USA activists also took action today at P&G’s...

Today at P&G: orphan orangutans and flying tigers?

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 4, 2014 6 comments

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40-minute commute I arrived at the office. But this ain't no regular day. This is the day Procter & Gamble (P&G), the...

And the Detox Oscar goes to…

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | March 3, 2014 2 comments

Never mind the catwalks of New York, Paris, Milan and London, the red carpet at the Oscar’s is the place to check out the latest high fashion trends. Who is wearing what has become almost as important as who takes home the coveted...

Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | March 3, 2014 1 comment

Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we...

Greenpeace International files official petition for release of Arctic Sunrise ship

Press release | March 3, 2014 at 12:59

Amsterdam, 3 March 2014 - Greenpeace International today filed a formal petition with the Russian Investigative Committee regarding the release of the ship Arctic Sunrise, following the news that the Committee has extended its investigation into...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 3, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

Illegal destruction of virgin forests set to continue unless Europe's timber law is...

Press release | March 3, 2014 at 10:55

Amsterdam, 3 March 2014 - National laws will continue to be broken, forested areas illegally destroyed and communities will go on suffering in the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond if the European Union's Timber Regulation (EUTR) is...

Civil Disobedience: Why direct action is necessary

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | February 27, 2014 4 comments

On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the...

Japan still doesn't get it: it is time to go nuclear free for good

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | February 27, 2014 5 comments

Japan has released a first draft of a new energy policy that surprisingly, given the Fukushima disaster, still sees a future for nuclear in the country's energy mix. The plan also calls for an increase in renewables, but the call for...

Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 4:00

Jakarta, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to orangutan habitat clearance in Indonesia, making consumers part of a widespread forest destruction scandal. That's...

Pulling back the shower curtain: Find out about P&G's dirty secret!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 26, 2014 24 comments

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, among them the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. But what's not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | February 25, 2014 3 comments

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment: Protect Paradise. Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

The King's decree: toxic-free fashion for all

Blog entry by Cecilia Preite Martinez & Nina Lesikhina | February 24, 2014 1 comment

One week ago today, Greenpeace joined the little King to reveal the ugly truth behind the glamour and glitz of luxury fashion - that brands like Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dolce&Gabbana are polluting our rivers by using hazardous...

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