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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 ...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 7:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Chinese children used in US-backed GE food trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 31 August, 2012 32 comments

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed a group of 24 children aged between six and eight years of age a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be fully characterized?

A letter to President Putin

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 August, 2012 30 comments

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our ship...

Margiris Trawler Action in Australia

Image | 30 August, 2012 at 12:32

Activists intercept the worlds second largest factory fishing trawler, the FV Margiris. Attempting to block the monster ship from docking at Port Lincoln in South Australia. Greenpeace is calling on the Australian Government to refuse to grant a...

Greenpeace intercepts super trawler Margiris in southern Australia

Press release | 30 August, 2012 at 2:26

Port Lincoln, 30 August 2012- Greenpeace activists on an inflatable boat intercepted the world's second largest factory fishing trawler, the FV Margiris, and are blocking the monster ship's attempt to sneak into Port Lincoln in South Australia.

Working for Greenpeace: Al Baker looks back at his start

Video | 29 August, 2012 at 13:35

With the Arctic Sunrise on her way to peacefully protest against Gazprom's oil platform, Action Co-ordinator, Al Baker, talks about how he started his career at Greenpeace back in 1976.

Cold hands, determined hearts

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 August, 2012 34 comments

When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue...

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