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Something worth dancing about

Blog entry by Mike Baillie, Greenpeace Africa | 23 August, 2012 4 comments

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending). The local fishing community in Thiaroye, Dakar, now really has a reason to dance. Since the new Senegalese government took...

Senegal's Catch Of A Lifetime

Video | 23 August, 2012 at 10:48

Senegal's artisanal fishermen are experiencing a great increase in catches after the country's government has cancelled the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers in its waters.

Nature: A System of Systems

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 22 August, 2012 19 comments

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think." — Gregory Bateson, An Ecology of Mind . Piecemeal ecology does not work. Forty years have passed since the...

Good Oil - Sumatra's Sustainable Palm Oil

Video | 17 August, 2012 at 14:46

The small holder palm oil project run by the farmers of Dosan village in Riau (Sumatra, Indonesia) is demonstrating that sustainable palm oil production and protection of Indonesia's remaining rainforest can go hand in hand.

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

How will the world react if India says no to GE food?

Blog entry by Rajesh Krishnan | 17 August, 2012 10 comments

Genetically engineered (GE) food is a hot button topic in India. What happens here often sends ripples throughout the GE debate worldwide, but what happened last week is surely a major milestone. The Parliamentary Standing...

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 14 August, 2012 3 comments

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia. A planned major expansion of coal mines, coal-fired electricity plants and coal-based chemical...

Greenpeace uncovers Gazprom's expired oil spill response plan

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 14 August, 2012 6 comments

Greenpeace Russia has uncovered a startling secret that Gazprom has been keeping from the world: its oil spill response plan for the Prirazlomnaya oil platform has expired, meaning any drilling the company undertakes in this part of...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2012 42 comments

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

Arctic Guides

Video | 12 August, 2012 at 10:46

Greenpeace and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have teamed up to save the Arctic. 19-year-old Yvette Sena Blankson from Ghana is the youngest passenger on the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise. From Peru, Miryam Justo...

Appreciating the Arctic: Miryam Justo

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 16:28

Peruvian Guide, Miryam Justo, considers being selected to go the Arctic with Greenpeace as a once in a lifetime opportunity. She became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts when she was 9 years old and and has been...

Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping, Greenpeace East Asia | 10 August, 2012

Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8 th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8). Over 150 scientists and representatives from the members of WCPFC, including...

Centenary Celebration in the Arctic: Yvette Sena Blankson

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 12:39

From the top of the world, Ghanaian Guide, Yvette Sena Blankson, reflects on how far the Girl Guide and Girl Scout movement has gone in a hundred years. While in the Arctic with Greenpeace, 19 year old Sena says she hopes the World Association...

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