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Japan plans end to nuclear, but public still at risk for 18 more years

Press release | 14 September, 2012 at 10:51

Tokyo, September 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan today cautiously welcomed the Japanese government’s landmark new ‘energy and environment strategy’ of zero nuclear reactors in the 2030s, but warned that 18 years is still too long to keep the...

Rainbow Warrior Diaries

Photo essay | 13 September, 2012 at 17:15

Three people tell stories of their Rainbow Warrior experiences as seen through the crew's snapshots and photo albums.

Confronting South Korea’s largest tuna company

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow, Greenpeace East Asia | 12 September, 2012 1 comment

I am from Hong Kong and I live here in South Korea. I can’t speak the language, but in the past few days the only sentence on my mind was:   "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl...

People power wins: super trawler banned

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 12 September, 2012 2 comments

In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler , now known as the Abel Tasman, from operating in Australian...

Action at Ministry of Coal in India

Slideshow | 11 September, 2012

Polar bears hunt on the sea ice

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 14:30

The Greenpeace ship. Arctic Sunrise is on an expedition to the Arctic to document the lowest sea ice level on record. Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) release preliminary figures suggesting that Arctic sea ice has...

Banner At The Ministry Of Coal, India

Image | 11 September, 2012 at 14:00

Activists from Greenpeace India unfurl a 50 foot banner across two trees outside the Coal Ministry at Shastri Bhawan. The Banner reads "Ministry of Coal Scam and Forest Destruction". The activists occupy trees outside the Coal Minister’s...

No summer blackouts: nuclear scaremongering in Japan proven false

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 10 September, 2012 12 comments

Despite the dire warnings from the nuclear industry and its backers, Japan's hot summer has passed with no power blackouts or shortages even though just two out of its 50 nuclear reactors were in operation. The Japanese...

Gazprom Arctic Drilling Action in Moscow

Image | 7 September, 2012 at 15:51

Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears in a police car after they blocked the Russian energy giant Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow. Greenpeace demands that the company abandons its reckless offshore oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional produce?

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 7 September, 2012 4 comments

Safer, healthier, but what about less toxic? Why not ask the question the other way around… Are foods from chemically intensive farms worse for humans and the planet than organic alternatives? An apple is an apple, and...

Going to the Arctic to witness history

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 7 September, 2012

I’m aboard the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, just out of Tromsø in northern Norway, to  journey far north, to the edge of the Arctic sea ice. We’ll be there for the sea ice minimum, the moment each year where the sea ice...

One small step for a brand, one giant leap for brand-kind

Blog entry by Martin Hojsik | 6 September, 2012 1 comment

A lot can change in a year. Having found links between H&M and its suppliers in China releasing a cocktail of hazardous chemicals. Just 12 short months ago we were busy campaigning and challenging H&M to Detox its supply chain and...

How to make forest destruction look like “development”

Blog entry by Frédéric Amiel | 5 September, 2012 21 comments

Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO...

Oakland Institute, Greenpeace expose New York investors’ land grab in Cameroon

Press release | 5 September, 2012 at 15:53

Oakland, USA, 5 September, 2012 – An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon.

Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 5 September, 2012

Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom offices in ...

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