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23 years later and Shell has learned nothing from the Exxon Valdez disaster

Blog entry by Dan Howells, Greenpeace USA | March 24, 2012 6 comments

Twenty-three years ago the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled eleven million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed hundreds of...

"Toxic pollution killed our river, and now it is killing us"

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford, Greenpeace International | March 23, 2012 4 comments

Pierre Terras is a Toxic Campaigner in Greenpeace Mexico , and was part of the team that travelled to El Salto de Juanacatlán waterfalls for World Water Day to raise awareness of the toxic pollution that is destroying the Río Santiago...

Xerox: Honesty is the best policy when you are caught trading with APP

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | March 23, 2012 1 comment

It is three weeks since we launched 'The Ramin Paper Trail' exposing that the logyards at APP’s main pulp mill in Indonesia are riddled with illegal ramin logs. We also released evidence showing that 11 companies, including Xerox,...

Working to keep pirates and overfishing out of my backyard

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | March 23, 2012 4 comments

Tuna is the lifeline for many Pacific island communities - a source of income, jobs and food. That’s why, as a Pacific islander and someone who has been working on oceans conservation for over a decade, I am still very angry at the...

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition starts today

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | March 22, 2012 17 comments

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

World Water Day

Slideshow | March 22, 2012

Dirty little secret

Video | March 22, 2012 at 10:00

Greenpeace activists and volunteers plastered cities around the world with posters covered with a special non-toxic ink that was washed away to reveal the fashion industry's dirty little secret. Consumers were then encouraged to take part in...

Want to know a dirty little secret?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | March 22, 2012 8 comments

Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk about. Dark, dirty, and full of...

World Water Day

Blog entry by Pat C | March 22, 2012 2 comments

Water is precious.   All living things need it to survive. But we are failing miserably to take care of it. Many struggle to get it while others believe their taps will never run dry. Greenpeace campaigns in many places and...

Clean water means food for all

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | March 22, 2012 4 comments

We all need water to survive, we need it to drink and we need it to produce food to eat. On 22 March 2012 the world is celebrating the World Water Day , organised by the United Nations. The focus of this year's event is water and its...

Saving the oceans one tuna brand at the time

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | March 21, 2012 5 comments

Too often these days political decision-making is just a front for the big businesses that are really running the show, that is why markets-based campaigning is becoming more and more important. That's why we're campaigning to save our...

Dirty Laundry: Reloaded

Slideshow | March 21, 2012

Dirty Laundry Reloaded into your washing-machine

Feature story | March 20, 2012 at 16:10

Global fashion brands are turning us into unwitting polluters. This is what we discovered in our latest research conducted on clothing and sportswear produced by big companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and G-Star.

New Greenpeace Research: Washing Big Name Brands Makes Consumers Polluters

Press release | March 20, 2012 at 11:11

Amsterdam, 20 March 2012 – Greenpeace today released evidence (1) that hazardous chemical residues in clothing items sold by major brands (2) are released into public waterways when they are washed by consumers. Once entering our rivers, lakes...

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