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Greenpeace takes on Europe's biggest carmaker… and wins!

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 6 March, 2013 2 comments

// The force is with you and together you made Volkswagen (VW) do a handbrake turn on improving the efficiency of its cars. Something they said they could not do until you cried BS to make VW turn away from the Dark Side! ...

Salesforce the latest company to commit to clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 5 March, 2013 3 comments

The effort to build a world powered by clean energy needs champions in every arena of our economy: activists on the streets, politicians in government, engineers in labs, and corporate leaders in boardrooms. Today, we’re happy to...

General Electric, Toshiba & Hitachi hide from their responsibilities in Fukushima

Blog entry by Hisayo Takada | 5 March, 2013 5 comments

At 2:46pm, 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit north east Japan, triggering three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since then, an unthinkable amount of radioactive contamination has been...

24 million treehuggers and counting

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 4 March, 2013 10 comments

Our 2012 numbers are in, and we're proud to say that 24 million people now subscribe to Greenpeace information or action alerts around the world. That's 24 million people who don't accept that cataclysmic climate change is acceptable,...

Anti-Fracking Protest in UK

Image | 4 March, 2013 at 17:14

Greenpeace campaigners block the village green in Chancellor George Osborne’s Tatton constituency, erecting mock drilling rigs and other fracking equipment, while climbers have occupied the first floor balcony of his constituency office building...

Organised chaos reigns in DRC logging sector

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 4 March, 2013

The port of Kinkole in Kinshasa in DR Congo is habitually abuzz with activity. When Greenpeace visited recently huge logs were being brought up river and offloaded. Many of the scores of huge unmarked logs that have been felled are...

Fukushima: Human Impacts

Video | 4 March, 2013 at 14:00

The vast majority of those that have lost their homes remain stuck in limbo without proper compensation for their losses from the plant operator, TEPCO, or support to move on with their lives. Families are separated, communities are...

'Organised chaos' in DRC logging sector threatens to cut off access to European market

Press release | 4 March, 2013 at 10:22

Amsterdam, March 4, 2013 – The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest...

Shell’s Arctic failure is Obama’s chance to act

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 March, 2013

Blog also published in Huffington Post on February 28th. An unexpected thing happened last night: one of the biggest oil companies in the world — Shell — made a big decision acknowledging that the oil industry cannot operate...

The floating factories finishing off our fish

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 1 March, 2013

All rights reserved . ©Greenpeace Q: when is a fishing boat not a fishing boat? A: when it’s actually a floating factory. No, it’s not a good joke. It’s not much of a joke at all. When most of...

World Health Organisation downplays health impacts of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Press release | 28 February, 2013 at 13:24

(Updated March 4, 2013) Amsterdam, February 28, 2013 – Greenpeace today criticised the World Health Organisation for releasing a flawed new report that hides crucial information on the health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Shell abandons 2013 Arctic drilling: Timeline of Greenpeace’s Shell campaign

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 28 February, 2013

For those of you who missed any of the drama from Shell’s season in the Arctic, the finale revealed-SPOILER ALERT-that 2013 Arctic drilling is a no go. While Greenpeace welcomes this news with a “hip hip hooray”, it’s not a huge...

Four things you should know about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 28 February, 2013 9 comments

The Fukushima nuclear disaster that began on March 11, 2011 was a scary time for the whole world. Some early reports even warned about radiation being carried on the wind as far as the west coasts of the USA and Canada, and many...

Is wind energy going viral?

Blog entry by Pat C | 27 February, 2013 3 comments

February has so far been filled with exceptionally positive news for the wind energy sector. At the beginning of the month, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released data showing that wind power capacity globally grew 20% in...

After the rains

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 February, 2013

Torrential rains flooded south eastern Europe  last week, leaving many neighbourhoods in ruin. In Athens, where more than one month's rainfall fell in just a couple of hours, meteorologists described the downpour as the heaviest in...

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