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Rio+20 Arctic Rising

Image | 21 June, 2012 at 15:22

Greenpeace launches "Save the Arctic Campaign" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Rio+20, using a balloon in the shape of a polar bear with the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in the background. The organization joins forces with Hollywood...

Vicious Circle

Video | 21 June, 2012 at 14:00

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George | 21 June, 2012 13 comments

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice...

Stars launch campaign to save the Arctic

Press release | 21 June, 2012 at 12:22

Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012 - Hollywood actors have joined forces with rock stars, environmentalists, polar explorers and business leaders to launch a bid for a global sanctuary in the Arctic. The campaigners are demanding that oil drilling and...

Rio+20 People's Summit March

Slideshow | 21 June, 2012

From hope to despair

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 June, 2012 20 comments

The Future we Want is nowhere to be found in the already agreed Rio+20 outcome text, which world leaders are now rubber stamping and Greenwashing. The spin cycle has begun. At the same time some 20,000 people marched on the streets of...

Xavante people call for justice onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 20 June, 2012

If you want an example of how little progress politicians have made since the Earth Summit in 1992, it could be heard in the voices of the Xavante people onboard the Rainbow Warrior yesterday. Twenty years ago at the first Earth...

Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

Rio+20 Earth Summit - Xavante people

Image | 20 June, 2012 at 13:35

Xavante indigenous peoples from Marãiwatsédé, located in Mato Grosso state, visit the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship, moored in Mauá Pier, in Rio de Janeiro. The vessel serves as a platform for the group to remember the promise, made from Eco 92...

Greenpeace comment on state of Rio+20 negotiations text for adoption

Press release | 19 June, 2012 at 18:08

Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director said: “The future we want has gotten a little further away today. Rio+20 has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.”

Fossil fools from G20 to Rio+20

Blog entry by Patricia Lerner, Greenpeace International | 19 June, 2012 3 comments

Three years ago I was in Pittsburgh and witnessed the G20 leaders commit to phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term". That wasn´t the urgency we were looking for then, or the one sought with the global...

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Blog entry by Anna K | 18 June, 2012 2 comments

Does your government say that they want to help stop climate change? If so, as a first step, they should stop funding it . Join the  'twitterstorm'  today to tell them so! This year, governments worldwide will spend...

Europe’s nuclear stress tests turn a blind eye to potential disaster

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 June, 2012 11 comments

The terrible consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are far from being adequately dealt with, but unfortunately, politicians continue to put the nuclear industry’s interests before the wellbeing and safety of the public. ...

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