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The Chernobyl nuclear disaster: 28 years ago today

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 26 April, 2014 20 comments

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe, the worst nuclear disaster in world history. Located in the Ukraine, the massive radioactive releases – 100 times more than the Hiroshima atomic bomb – heavily...

Open Letter to Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's President

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 April, 2014

In the lead-up to the World Cup and following a trip to Brazil in March, I wrote to President Dilma Rousseff, asking her to welcome and embrace the protests in Brazil as an opportunity to build a more just, diverse and free society. ...

Your home garden at the bees' peril

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 25 April, 2014

With spring comes home-gardening and lovingly tending to the outdoor flowers and plants you bought at the home hardware or ‘do-it-yourself’ store. Unfortunately, bees may not love your garden as much as you do.  After an analysis of...

Turning fashion InsideOut

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 24 April, 2014 2 comments

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in recent history, a global collective of celebrities, designers, fashionistas, academics and NGOs are today joining forces to call for radical...

Apple's Tim Cook sets bar for corporate climate leadership

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 23 April, 2014 2 comments

Earlier this month, the world’s top climate scientists reiterated that we are on a path to permanently change our planet, reporting that people on every continent are already feeling the impacts of global warming. If we are to preserve...

Why shop when you can swap?

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 23 April, 2014 1 comment

Thinking about freshening up your wardrobe before the summer? Forget shopping – it’s time for a clothes swap! Whether you are a green-dressing fashionista concerned about fashion’s footprint or just simply love shopping, clothes...

Of Solutions and Commitments: Going the Distance in the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 22 April, 2014

Last week Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Eduardo Sousa, a Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace shares his perspectives on the Great Bear...

Atom Solar Suntrolley is here!

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | 17 April, 2014 1 comment

What happens when a design for a solar water pump is actually implemented? The innovation challenge ran from September to November, 2013, with three winners from across the world - Canada, Hungary and India. Recently, one of the...

The Bees' Burden: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | 16 April, 2014 15 comments

Bees are considered to be the "queens of biodiversity" but bee populations continue to decline as a result of a broken industrial agricultural system which intensively uses chemicals and large monoculture plantations -- a system which...

There are no human rights on a dead planet

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 16 April, 2014 3 comments

Yesterday I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues...

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world’s most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 15 April, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

How long before the magnificent marine life of the Bering Sea canyons is given sanctuary?

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 14 April, 2014

I have just sat through four painstaking days of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. It's an eight-day meeting but luckily for me - and my sanity - I only had to endure four. This government body...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | 13 April, 2014 6 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

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