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Living for a Cause – Greenpeace and Its People

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 26 October, 2012 3 comments

“What is the most surprising thing about working at Greenpeace?” I asked a new colleague at work the other day. She looked to the side and took a moment before she replied. She finally turned to me and said: “The most surprising thing...

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | 24 October, 2012 4 comments

Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters like you, we are able to achieve the sort of success story we are announcing today.

Creating A Path For Conflict-Free Electronics

Blog entry by Renee Blanchard | 24 October, 2012 1 comment

The sad truth about the origins of the minerals inside our phones and computers is getting more attention these days. In August, a Businessweek expose peeled back the curtain on the tiny island of Bangka in Indonesia, where a third...

Greenpeace finds illegal fishing vessels, urges UK to enforce Chagos marine reserve

Press release | 24 October, 2012 at 16:56

Indian Ocean, October 24, 2012 – Greenpeace found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve on Wednesday and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

Marks & Spencer to eliminate hazardous chemicals from clothing

Press release | 24 October, 2012 at 11:50

Amsterdam, 23 October 2012 - Fashion retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today made a breakthrough commitment (1) to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout their entire supply chain and products by 2020, in response to the...

Will the “Carbon Monoxide Man” End Finland’s Reliance on Coal?

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 October, 2012

In a surprise announcement, the Finnish Minister Jyri Häkämies, in charge of revising the country’s Climate and Energy Strategy, announced an ambition to completely phase out coal-fired energy production by 2025, outdoing Denmark’s...

Radiation Field Monitoring, Fukushima

Slideshow | 23 October, 2012

Marching for A Future That Works

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 23 October, 2012 4 comments

More than 150,000 people came to London last Saturday to protest against austerity measures and march for A Future That Works . The rally was organised by the Trade Union Congress , the national trade union centre in the UK...

False hope: radiation monitoring in the Fukushima area

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 23 October, 2012 10 comments

Last week, three Greenpeace radiation-monitoring teams took to the streets of Fukushima City and the heavily contaminated region of Iitate to again record and assess contamination threats. Like earlier trips, we noticed decreased...

Will KFC boss give us the nuggets we need or just more salad dressing?

Blog entry by Rolf Skar, Greenpeace USA | 23 October, 2012 2 comments

KFC recently uploaded a new statement to their website called “ Sustainable Sourcing and Waste Recovery ”. It looked like this could - if properly taken further - be the start of KFC’s response to the campaign that has seen hundreds of...

Official radiation monitoring stations in Fukushima unreliable: Greenpeace

Press release | 23 October, 2012 at 4:00

Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2012 – Following new radioactive contamination checks in Fukushima City and the heavily contaminated Iitate(1) last week, Greenpeace has found that official monitoring stations systematically underestimate the radiation...

Previewing this year's Guide to Greener Electronics

Blog entry by Renee Blanchard | 22 October, 2012

Greenpeace began campaigning to make the electronics industry more transparent and less environmentally destructive with our Toxic Tech campaign, which successfully pushed major electronics companies like Apple to make their great...

Fukushima's Returning Residents

Video | 22 October, 2012 at 15:40

As the Japanese government is allowing residents to return, environmental organisation Greenpeace continues to monitor radiation levels in the nuclear disaster stricken area of Fukushima.

Growing Doubt

Video | 22 October, 2012 at 15:30

The impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US.

US farmers warn EU: do not follow GE path to agricultural Armageddon

Press release | 22 October, 2012 at 10:55

Warsaw, 22 October 2012 – European agriculture will be irreparably damaged if the European Commission were to follow the US and authorise the cultivation of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, Greenpeace warned today. The...

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