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Greenpeace launches high tech investigation into radiation impacts of Fukushima...

Press release | 25 February, 2016 at 2:22

Tokyo, 25 February 2016 - Greenpeace Japan today announced it is conducting an underwater investigation into radiation contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The survey will be conducted from a Japanese...

Five years on and the Fukushima crisis is far from over

Blog entry by Shaun Burnie | 24 February, 2016 8 comments

Five years ago the Rainbow Warrior sailed along the Fukushima coast conducting radiation sampling. Now it's back, and has Japan's ex-Prime Minister on board. Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Sailing past the destroyed Fukushima...

Hope floats at heavenly lake

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | 23 February, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 23 February, 2016 1 comment

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

Greenpeace activists block secret TTIP talks

Press release | 22 February, 2016 at 13:46

Brussels, 22 February 2016 – Greenpeace activists from seven countries today blocked the entrances to the Brussels building where EU and US negotiators were due to hold secret talks for a trade deal that would give multinational corporations...

TTIP is not about trade, it's about us

Blog entry by Susan Cohen Jehoram | 22 February, 2016

European and American trade negotiators have a tough week ahead of them. They are meeting behind closed doors to negotiate a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We want to put an end to these negotiations...

Activists set up basecamp at Mammut HQ to demand end of toxic chemical use

Press release | 17 February, 2016 at 7:59

Seon, Switzerland, 17 February 2016 - More than 15 Greenpeace activists from six countries have today installed a conference table on the facade of Mammut’s headquarters in Seon, Switzerland to invite CEO, Rolf Schmid, to negotiate a commitment...

Colombia bans coal mining in the páramos!

Blog entry by Silvia Gomez | 12 February, 2016 4 comments

The páramos of Colombia – a region of the Andes too high for trees to grow and too low to be covered in snow – holds an ecosystem unlike any other on earth. One that millions of people rely on. Home to thousands of unique species,...

Climbing Fitz Roy in Patagonia without PFCs

Blog entry by David Bacci | 12 February, 2016

After successfully climbing Cerro Torre, my next goal was to climb the route opened by the legendary Italian climbers Casimiro Ferrari and Vittorio Meles in 1976, called Pilar Este on the Eastern Face of Fitz Roy in Patagonia, on the...

Detoxing at the root of fashion

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 11 February, 2016

Change is most difficult but also most effective when it happens at the root of a problem. This is why we are now working with Italy’s Prato region to Detox the companies that supply renowned fashion brands, including Gucci, Prada...

Italy’s largest fashion supply chain pledges to Detox hazardous chemicals

Press release | 11 February, 2016 at 10:16

Milan, 11 February 2016 - In the largest commitment of its kind, 20 companies from Italy’s Prato textile district simultaneously announced today in a press conference hosted by Greenpeace in Milan their commitment to Detox; the highest standard...

Every voice counts… even mine: how Fion Lam took action to detox the outdoors

Blog entry by Fion Lam | 9 February, 2016

One week, 150 actions, 21 countries. Outdoor lovers around the globe have taken to the streets, shops, fields, mountains and woods everywhere to ask The North Face and Mammut to stay true to their values of love and respect for nature...

Cancún’s mangroves destroyed, but hope grows again

Blog entry by Miguel Rivas | 5 February, 2016 6 comments

Just a month ago, if you passed by Tajamar in Cancún, Mexico you would have seen 57 hectares of thriving mangrove forest lining the coast. Today, only stumps remain. Image courtesy of Salvemos Manglar Tajamar. For years,...

From cyanide gold mine to protected historical site. How people power saved Roșia Montană

Blog entry by Madalina Preda | 5 February, 2016 1 comment

For the past 15 years, Canadian mining firm Gabriel Resources has been trying to obtain a permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from underneath Roșia Montană, a picturesque village in western Romania, with a population of almost 4,000...

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