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Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 4 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 4 June, 2013 7 comments

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

Missing a clear road map: thoughts on 'A new global partnership'

Blog entry by Patricia Lerner | 3 June, 2013

I was at the Vienna Energy Forum when the long awaited High Level Panel Report (HLP) on the Post-2015 development agenda was released. In Vienna, one of the sessions was on "Energy in the Post-2015 Agenda" and was moderated by...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 June, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim...

Defending Indonesia’s seas and fishermen's livelihoods

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 31 May, 2013

This month has seen a myriad of oceans activities in Indonesia - Greenpeace’s newest campaign to defend our oceans. Our flagship the Rainbow Warrior has been documenting underwater life and fishing activities in the Banda sea as part...

When will governments learn that GE crops are uncontrollable?

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | 31 May, 2013 1 comment

Shockwaves are being felt across the world's wheat markets following the first-ever discovery of unauthorised genetically engineered wheat growing on a US farm – a development that gives further proof that GE crops cannot be controlled...

Greenpeace welcomes Sealord’s promise to end destructive tuna fishing

Press release | 29 May, 2013 at 12:44

Auckland, May 29, 2013 – Greenpeace has today applauded a decision from New Zealand fishing brand Sealord to remove a destructing fishing method from its supply chain of canned skipjack tuna by early 2014 and urged the wider industry to follow suit.

South Korea's faked safety certificates: just another nuclear scandal

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 28 May, 2013 13 comments

One of the defining factors of the nuclear industry is its refusal to learn the lessons of the past. It's built a lousy reputation for trust and transparency and public confidence in the industry has been massively dented by repeated...

How Polish nuclear boss commemorated Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 24 May, 2013 5 comments

On the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Aleksander Grad, the nuclear director of Polish utility PGE, sat behind his huge desk in his likewise huge office in Warsaw. What was he doing?  Keeping two minutes of...

Fact not fiction: Renewable energy is safer than nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 23 May, 2013 17 comments

Take a look at what Jan Bens, chief of Belgium's nuclear watchdog FANC, had to say about wind turbines the other day: "The harbour of Antwerp is being filled with windmills, and the chemical industry is next to it. If there is an...

Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 23 May, 2013 7 comments

Every day is Turtle Day when you're an ocean campaigner… When I heard it was World Turtle Day , I hatched a plan. I know that to an international audience 'turtle' covers a multitude of reptile species, but rather than getting all...

World Biodiversity Day

Slideshow | 22 May, 2013

Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

Blog entry by Laila Williams | 22 May, 2013 15 comments

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

Creating a debate on sustainable tuna fishing is the first step towards change

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles | 22 May, 2013 1 comment

Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices...

International Biodiversity Day in photos

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 May, 2013 3 comments

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the...

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